Forbes Solicitors has expanded its Employment team into Manchester city centre.

The move coincides with partner Emma Swan being appointed as Head of Commercial Employment and partner Ruth Rule-Mullen being appointed as Head of Public Sector Employment, to oversee the team’s continued growth within the commercial and public sectors.

Associate solicitor Sal Chowdhury and solicitor James Barron have been newly appointed to work full-time out of the firm’s offices at Church House, Deansgate, which was previously only a base for part of Forbes’ Insurance team.

The team in Lancashire is continuing to grow too, with solicitor Katy Parkinson joining earlier this month.

Jonathan Holden, partner and National Head of Employment said: ’Moving Sal and James into Manchester city centre is part of the team’s strategy to grow our client base in the Manchester area along with an increase in demand for the services we provide.’