Bange joins Trowers’ projects and construction team, which is made up of 12 partners and a total of 40 lawyers, split around 2:1 between the contentious and non-contentious sides.
Head of contentious construction Anthony Yates said: “We’ve seen a growth in the number of claims we’ve been asked to defend due to the climate we’re in, as well as issues due to insolvency-related matters. Vijay fits the growing specific area of contractor clients.”
Trowers has picked up a number of contractor clients in recent years, including Edmund Nuttall and Emcor, and is planning to grow this part of its client base.
Bange said: “Trowers has a credible international construction team – it’s a good fit for my client following.”
Pinsent Masons was unavailable for comment.