In brief: Hobsons' IT department expands further

City solicitors, Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood, have further strengthened their IT department with the appointment of Iain Stansfield from Halliwell Landau. Stansfield will be involved in issues from negotiating software agreements to the largely unchartered territory of the Internet. His appointment, which brings the IT team to three, follows the recent arrival of Alan Hawley from an in-house legal position with US computer company, Digital Equipment Corporation.