Niche firm nabs top environmental lawyer

As a partner, Moritz established Masons' planning and environmental practice in Manchester before moving to the firm's London office.

His remit at the three-partner Chester firm is to develop its work in the minerals and waste industries – areas in which he is particularly experienced – as well as property development and public authority work.

Wake Dyne Lawton which specialises in planning, environmental minerals and waste law, road haulage and health and safety law has a formal association with 24-partner firm Mace & Jones