Careers: people

Cobbetts has bolstered its IP, information, communications and technology and media teams with the hire of two solicitors for its Manchester office. Laura Harper arrives after a five-year stint at Pannone & Partners, while Sonia Luthra joins the top 50 firm from DWF Solicitors.

Irwin Mitchell has appointed a new associate to its personal injury department. Caroline Pinfold joins the 83-partner firm’s London office from Field Fisher Waterhouse, where she was a consultant.

Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett has hired an associate to boost its trusts, wills and estates team. Duncan Milwain, who began his career at Allen & Overy, arrives at the 25-partner commercial outfit from Leeds rival Addleshaw Goddard, where he spent four years.

Knight & Sons has hired the same corporate finance specialist for the second time. After five years with Wragge & Co, Adrian Rushton returns as an associate to the firm in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where he qualified in 1999.

Chelmsford firm Wollastons has appointed a new partner to boost its commercial litigation department. Jon Legorburu previously worked at City firms Travers Smith Braithwaite and Slaughter and May.