Charles Russell opened its Cambridge office last week (1 March), making the City firm the first to have a presence in both Oxford and Cambridge.
The Lawyer (20 November 2006) reported Charles Russell's intention to launch in Cambridge with the triple hire of Hewitsons employment partners Tim Tyndall, Nick Sawyer and Hilary Aldred.
The office will be headed by Charles Russell employment head David Green and will also advise on corporate matters, while developing a not-for-profit practice. The Cambridge office comes just 18 months after the firm's Oxford office opened its doors and gives the firm its fifth UK base, to go with its London, Guildford, Cheltenham and Oxford offices.
The firm launched its first international office in Geneva in January last year.
Charles Russell has also recruited several junior lawyers from local practices to support its launch.
Managing partner Grant Howell said: "Cambridge is a vibrant business centre ideally suited to our strengths in the employment, corporate, technology and not-for-profit fields in particular."