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Abingworth appoints

Life science specialist Abingworth has expanded its management team with the appointment of Claire Wilkinson as general counsel. Wilkinson qualified at Slaughter and May in 1992 and worked as an assistant solicitor specialising in M&A and equity capital markets until 2000. She re-joined the firm last year. From 2000 to 2001, she was the in-house counsel/fund administrator at Industri Kapital, the Swedish private equity house.

At Abingworth, Wilkinson will be responsible for deal co-ordination and will provide legal assistance to the life sciences team in its investment programme.