Weightmans has welcomed four solicitors to its built environment team in Manchester, the announcement coming weeks after news that four construction lawyers had left the firm for Shoosmiths.
Solicitors Rowan Thomas, Nicholas Lowe, Natasha Jordan and Natasha Frayne will work across the firm’s full service built environment offering. They join the firm from Trowers & Hamlin, Kuits, Hill Dickinson and Adie Pepperdine, respectively.
Last month, Shoosmiths announced that a team of five, including four fee-earners, had departed Weightmans to join the firm. This included former head of construction John Cleaveley.
Weightmans’ Manchester offices recently relocated to 18,000 sq ft within No1 Spinningfields, in a move that saw 150 staff from two Manchester offices brought together for the first time.
Andrea Steventon, partner at Weightmans, said that the hires were part of a wider recruitment drive: “This is more than an increase in team numbers; this is a large-scale investment in the highest quality of legal advice, knowledge and client service.
“We are committed to providing a highly motivated, knowledgeable and driven team to support our clients both in Manchester and across the UK – our latest appointments are a testament to this and I am delighted to welcome these four very talented legal minds on board.”