Starting in the City, US firm Pillsbury has added two partners to its London office. Denis Petkovic joins as head of the firm’s European and Middle East practices from US firm Chadbourne & Parke, while Rafi Azim-Khan moves from Birmingham firm Wragge & Co to head the intellectual property and IT practice.
Bristows promotes intellectual property duo Andy Bowler and Liz Cohen to partner.
London firm Davenport Lyons strengthens its litigation team with the appointment of Stephen Hornsby and Roger Billins, former partners at Michael Simkins.
Moving to Bristol, a commercial litigation team joins Beachcroft from Bevan Brittan: partner Ben Daniels, associate Vanessa Taylor-Byrne and solicitor Simon Thomas.
Partner Peter Richardson joins the real estate team at Bristol’s Veale Wasbrough from Moore Blatch in Southampton.
BS Singh & Co in Bristol promotes immigration and family specialist Jai Teging Singh to partner.
Up to Liverpool, where Goodmans promotes personal injury specialist Jeanette Fletcher to the partnership.
In Manchester, Halliwells appoints Ross Wellman to its real estate team from the local office of DWF.
City firm Hextalls promotes personal injury specialist Laurissa Wiltshire to associate and hires commercial litigation assistant Charlotte Yallop from Shoosmiths in Reading.
City firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain strengthens its intellectual property and technology group with the ?appointment of senior lawyer Iain Simmons from national firm Addleshaw Goddard.
City firm Staal & Staal promotes Shamima Jabar to senior associate and Miles Gabriel to associate in the commercial property team.
Hertfordshire firm SA Law recruits Clare Mackay as a senior solicitor in the litigation and dispute resolution team from City firm LG.
Crawley firm Rawlison Butler welcomes five new assistants: James Arneill rejoins the firm in the commercial team after a stint at the Government Legal Service; Peter Jones joins the employment team after completion of his training contract; Andrew Hawkins joins the corporate team from Kent firm Vertex Law; Jaffar Al Saraj joins the commercial property team from west end of London firm DFM Beckman; and Lynsey Richardson joins the property litigation team from City firm Steeles Law.
In Canterbury, Furley Page promotes five to associate: Anne Blenkinsop in the family team, Sarah Bogard, Nicola Hopper and Nicola Rostron in wills, estate planning and trusts, and Catherine Wolstencroft in commercial property.
On the south coast, employment assistant Stephanie Merritt joins Paris Smith & Randall in Southampton. She was
previously at Basingstoke firm Kershaws.
Devon family law firm Hartnell Chanot & Partners takes on associate Emma Benyon-Tinker from Tozers in Exeter.
In Bristol, Beachcroft hires Katy Horner as an associate in the ?employment and pensions group from Bevan Brittan.
Family solicitor Lisa-Marie Darby joins Wright Hassall in Leamington Spa from Wilson Browne’s Leicester office.
To the Midlands, where Gus Rouine joins Birmingham firm Pearson Rowe to head its civil litigation department; he moves from Nottingham firm Ashton Bond Gigg.
HBJ Gateley Wareing appoints Robin Hooper as director of planning in its Birmingham office; he was previously chief executive and solicitor to Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council.
Associate Jenny Donoghue joins the environmental and planning team at Howes Percival in Leicester from Freeth Cartwright.
National firm Pinsent Masons appoints Edward Anderson as a senior associate in its EU and competition practice in Leeds; he was formerly at the Office of Fair Trading’s mergers division.
Family assistant Beverley Jones joins Liverpool firm Goodmans from Fletchers in Southport.
In Stoke on Trent, Sajida Habib joins Bowcock & Pursaill from Smith Sutcliffe in Burnley.
Genworth Financial promotes James Rember to general counsel for Europe; he was formerly legal and compliance director for its payment protection insurance business.
International wealth management advisers The Stonehage Group appoints John Rhodes as a consultant to its private client team.