In brief: Davies Arnold Cooper

Davies Arnold Cooper has hired three associates as it seeks to rebuild its Manchester office. The lateral hires follow February's mass bloodletting, which saw the entire Manchester corporate department axed. DAC has now added five fee-earners in two months, taking its numbers from 13 to 18. Caroline Lindsay joins the personal injury department's motor team from Dibb Lupton Alsop. Rachel Brown, also from Dibbs, will specialise in employment liability, as will Andrew Steele, who moves from Russell Jones & Walker. Both Lindsay and Brown worked under managing partner Phil Jepson when he headed the motor unit at Dibbs' Manchester office.