DWF has appointed projects and infrastructure specialist James Lupton from Eversheds as a partner in its public sector team based in Manchester.
Gunnercooke has promoted Anna Beaumont as CEO.
Almond Solicitors has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire personal injury firm Hugh Joseph Solicitors.
Berg has appointed Michelle Gray, an employment specialist, as a partner.
Pearson Solicitors has appointed Keith Kennedy as a partner and head of the corporate commercial team.
The Manchester office of Irwin Mitchell has appointed Duncan Hope as a commercial litigation partner.
Elaine Chan has joined the Manchester office of Ward Hadaway as a partner in the firm’s commercial litigation team.
JMW solicitors has expanded its employment team with the appointment of Liz Cotton as a partner.
Pannone Corporate has expanded is construction team. Kevin Connell joins the construction team as a legal director.
Birchall Blackburn law has appointed solicitor Rebecca Minto to its Preston office from Cobains in Blackpool. Minto specialises in all aspects of wills, tax planning and probate.
Tom Smith has joined the dispute resolution department as an associate at Forbes Solicitors.
Samantha Ramen has joined Keoghs as director of market & public affairs.
DTM Legal LLP has expanded its commercial property team with the appointment of Robert Harris as a consultant and associate solicitor Sally Pilott.
Asons has launched a new department specialising in immigration law which will be led by new joiner, solicitor Naveed Ahmed.
Aaron & Partners has appointed environmental and planning lawyer Justin Neal as a senior associate.
Glaisyers Solicitors has launched a family department with the appointment of solicitor Kathryn Hulmes.
Amy Price has joined the family law team at Farleys Solicitors in Manchester.
Harrison Drury LLP has expanded its litigation practice with the appointment of Helen Griffin who joins as an assistant solicitor.
Freeths has appointed Colleen McKinney as an associate in the real estate team.
Napthens has appointed Roxanne Buckley as a solicitor in the employment and HR team.
Blackhurst Budd has welcomed solicitor Briony Haley to its commercial property team.
Liverpool firm Cassell Moore has appointed Lauren Killilea as a senior associate solicitor to its wills, trusts and probate team.
Hillyer McKeown has recruited corporate/commercial lawyer Anne Scheland as an associate.