Cobbetts has bolstered its IP, information, communications and technology and media teams with the hire of two solicitors for its Manchester office. Laura Harper arrives after a five-year stint at Pannone & Partners, while Sonia Luthra joins the top 50 firm from DWF Solicitors.
Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett has hired an associate to boost its trusts, wills and estates team. Duncan Milwain, who began his career at Allen & Overy, arrives at the 25-partner commercial outfit from Leeds rival Addleshaw Goddard, where he spent four years.
Knight & Sons has hired the same corporate finance specialist for the second time. After five years with Wragge & Co, Adrian Rushton returns as an associate to the firm in Newcastle-under-Lyme, where he qualified in 1999.