North-west commercial law firm Bermans has recruited three new staff to add to its expanding employment team.

Sophie Fulwell joins from Ellis Whittam in Chester and will assist partners Nicky Benson and Adrian Fryer in the Liverpool office. Phillip Hodges, who previously worked at Hill Dickinson, joins as a consultant to further boost the team.

In addition, Richard Morton joins from Maclay, Murray & Spens in Glasgow to develop the employment offering in Bermans’ Manchester office.

Nicky Benson, who heads up Bermans employment team said: ‘Our department has seen increased volumes of work from existing clients and a substantial number of new client wins particularly in the social housing and SME sectors.

‘We are delighted to welcome the new additions to our team. All are vastly experienced and bring considerable expertise to the employment team, which is a significant practice growth area for the firm.

Bermans offers a full range of commercial services and also specialises in invoice finance, finance leasing, business finance, property and licensed leisure industries. The firm has offices in Liverpool and Manchester and employs 75 staff.