Bristol-based Bond Pearce has strengthened its commercial property department with the appointment of Nick Huddert as a partner in the Exeter office. Huddert joined from Scottish firm McGrigors, where he was a director (the equivalent of a salaried or fixed-share equity partner). He is the sixth partner-equivalent to leave the firm’s London office in the past year. Huddert will manage Exeter’s property team and will be supported by partners Neil Stuart and Luke Gabb. He will also work out of the firm’s London office.