In brief: Rowe & Maw

Rowe & Maw is continuing its lateral hiring spree with the addition of property partner Lesley-Anne Avis, (right) from DJ Freeman. Chris Pullen, director of marketing says more appointments are planned. Within the last three months, Rowe & Maw has attracted Garrett's head of banking, Peter Richards-Carpenter, whose move followed hot on the heels of European Union and trade law partner, Philip Ruttley. Deacons Graham & James corporate partner, Nicola Squire, was tempted away from the Hong Kong firm around the same time.