Penningtons has recruited Richard Price, a partner with Wedlake Saint for 27 years, to head the family law department at its Newbury office, as an associate. Price's "cross-office team" consists of a senior assistant at Newbury and a junior assistant based in Basingstoke. There are plans to recruit one more assistant. Julian Chadwick, managing partner at the Newbury Office, said the move was a result of restructuring at the practice which took place last year. Tony Usher, managing partner at London firm Wedlake Saint, said the move was amicable. "He was a salaried partner, nearing retirement," said Usher.