Emily Williams has left DLA Piper to join Irwin Mitchell's Manchester office as planning associate in its growing real estate department.
Williams spent five years at DLA Piper. In March, Irwin Mitchell took a 14-strong, four-partner property team from DLA Piper in Manchester.
Anita Weightman, partner and head of real estate in Manchester, said: "Emily is another important part of the jigsaw as we look to build the strongest real estate team in Manchester. We now have one of the largest real estate teams in the North West, but we are very much focussed on our commitment to grow the team further and firmly establish the department as the strongest in the region."
Oliver Martin, partner and national head of planning at Irwin Mitchell, said: "Emily is an expert in complex planning, highways and related public law issues and has extensive judicial review expertise acting for a wide range of clients."