Parr quits LLM after two months to join rival GPC

Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn (LLM) is losing one of its senior consultants to rival GPC after just two months in the job.

Lawson Lucas Mendelsohn (LLM) is losing one of its senior

consultants to rival GPC after just two months in the job.



Dawn Parr joins the four-strong international regulatory practice at GPC

as a senior consultant on competition issues, reporting to head of

practice John Dickie and managing director Peter Bingle.



A career civil servant, she joined LLM as part of their expansion last

November, having served as private secretary to a succession of

government ministers at the Department of Trade and Industry. As a

specialist in competition, consumer affairs and insolvency, she reported

directly to ministers of state Philip Oppenheim and Kim Howells.



A spokesman for LLM said Parr’s departure was ’a shame but it didn’t

work out for her here. Obviously we wish her all the best’. LLM is

currently recruiting a replacement to work alongside senior staff, which

includes Olly Grender, the former Liberal Democrat communications

director.



Parr started work at GPC last Monday, working on a range of clients

including Transco, the distribution arm of BG, and AXA investment

managers.



The agency is in the process of expanding its own staff list following

the hiring of managing director Peter Bingle from TCG last summer. The

agency is boosting its employee resource in both media relations (PR

Week 7 January) and competition lobbying and Parr’s appointment brings

GPC’s staff numbers to over 100.



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