In brief: Richards Butler poaches finance partner

Richards Butler has poached corporate finance and insolvency partner Adrian Harris from Davies Arnold Cooper. Richards Butler chief executive Chris Schulten said his firm saw the “dual nature” of Harris' expertise in corporate finance and insolvency as attractive, “particularly in view of the number of non-formal insolvency workouts which the firm is handling”. He added: “Such cases require a blend of expertise.” Harris said Richards Butler's international strength meant he could develop his client and referral base “in a way which has not been open to me before”.