#Pannone has given one of its independent consultants the role of head of environment after he successfully took work from a major Hammonds client. Pannone had begun advising BASF on corporate work and used Keith Davidson of Environmental Law Consultancy to extend this to environmental work. “I wasn’t looking to come into a partnership role,” said Davidson. “They said, ‘come and secure this very important relationship for us’. Then I realised the potential here.” Davidson had previously been providing consultancy services to Cobbetts, where he was a partner from 2002 to 2005, and to Halliwells. Hammonds was unavailable for comment.