Law firm Hill Dickinson has recruited Michael Kenyon, former managing partner of Cooper Kenyon Burrows, and his team to the firm's specialist regulatory team.
Kenyon brings with him three regulatory experts: Simon Ellis, Anna Stephenson and Susannah Carr. The four new appointees strengthen Hill Dickinson's national capability in regulatory law, headed by Richard Green and spread across the firm's offices in Liverpool, Manchester and London.
Kenyon and his team will work with regulatory colleagues in the firm's Manchester office, comprising white collar crime expert Edward de la Billiere, who has previously worked with Kenyon, along with health & safety/environmental specialists, Denise Dowen and Paul Robinson.
Kenyon said: "My team is delighted to be joining a firm of Hill Dickinson's reputation with its national and international capability across many areas of law. In the light of recent events financial regulators are ever more likely to intervene in business practice and with the expertise and resources available to us we are well equipped to meet these new challenges on behalf of our clients "
The newcomers have experience in criminal and civil aspects of corporate fraud and tax investigation.
Green added: "I'm very excited to be welcoming Michael and his team onboard. Their regulatory credentials will significantly boost our client offering and will provide an enhanced civil and corporate capability that will also complement our existing criminal expertise."
Jason Spencer, head of Hill Dickinson's insurance practice group, added: "This is a significant capture for Hill Dickinson and further enables us to provide clients with the advice they need during challenging times. In the current climate, there is ever-increasing demand and pressure on our clients when it comes to regulatory compliance. By having a more diverse capability in place on a national basis we are able to provide our clients with the support they need in this complex area of law."
The new regulatory team members will be based in the firm's Manchester office but will work across both Manchester and London.