Stringer Saul has appointed Paul Ranson (right) as a consultant, to assist in its health sciences group. Ranson was previously the head of healthcare at Simmons & Simmons and specialises in commercial, regulatory and liability aspects of the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors with a focus on outsourcing and EU and national legislative compliance. He has also done stints in-house, including working for Smith Kline (now GlaxoSmithKline). Stringer Saul's clients include Antisoma, SkyePharma and Celltech. Stringer Saul has 13 partners.