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The leading legal services provider, with offices in London and the Channel Islands, has announced that Elaine Gray is joining its Guernsey litigation and dispute resolution group. Gray is the second senior level appointment to the department in less than a year, following the arrival of contentious trust specialist Michael McAuley in July 2011. Gray is an established commercial litigation lawyer, with over sixteen years experience, and has practiced in Guernsey and the Cayman Islands. She joins the firm from AO Hall, where she was partner.

The wealth adviser has announced that Glyn Jones is stepping down as chairman. He will be replaced by Gerald Corbett, currently a non-executive director. Jones has served as chairman for the last five and a half years and presided over Towry Law’s acquisition of Edward Jones in November 2009.

West African Minerals
Following the acquisition of CMC Guernsey by West African Minerals, the natural resources investment company, Brad Mills has been appointed chief executive. Mills is managing director of Plinian Capital, a private mine investment firm, and is also chief executive of Mandalay Resources, a Canada-based mining company. He was previously president of BHP Billiton’s base metals division, and is non-executive director of Norilsk Nickel.

Dean Stuart has been appointed chief operating officer of ENK, the nickel laterite producer. He will be part of the executive management team focused on growing ENK’s worldwide interests. Stuart is a mining engineer and has previously worked at Avocet Mining and Aurora Gold. He has extensive experience in the mining industry in south east Asia and Australia.

Richard de Lacy is leaving 3 Stone Buildings, his commercial chambers in Lincoln’s Inn, to become head of Ogier’s Cayman litigation practice from 19 March. De Lacy brings expertise in commercial litigation and insolvency cases. He replaces Chris Russell, who is leaving Ogier after seven years.