In brief: Recruits on way to Boodle Hatfield office

Boodle Hatfield says it is about to announce further appointments to its new Oxford office. The firm recently announced the arrival of partner Peter Webber and says further appointments are likely as the office approaches its first anniversary next month. Webber joined Boodle Hatfield after more than 20 years as a partner at Morrell Peel & Gamlen. He brings broad experience to the firm, primarily in property, college, university and charities work. Senior partner Peter Scoble said: “We opened in Oxford to make ourselves available in an area where we feel there is a market for our core skills of tax and financial planning and property.”