Careers: People

Mace & Jones has hired a new conveyancing head in its Knutsford office. Richard Palfreyman joins as an associate from Forster Dean, where he was head of conveyancing.

Brabners Chaffe Street has expanded its property and litigation teams in Manchester with the appointment of assistants Malcolm Glynn and Jill Barker. Barker joins the litigation team from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary in Liverpool, while Glynn joins the property team from Ricksons in Preston.

Kent firm Warners has appointed Peter Lintott as a consultant to the residential property team following his retirement as a partner from Cripps Harries Hall.

Shepherd + Wedderburn has strengthened its corporate tax capability in London with the hire of partner Jenny Cottrell and solicitor Karl Pocock from Stephenson Harwood.

Rowe Cohen has appointed Claire Fieldhouse to head the new residential property department in London. Fieldhouse trained at the Manchester office of Rowe Cohen before moving to London.

East Midlands firm Roythornes has taken the unusual step of appointing a non-lawyer to its newly-created post of chief executive. Terry Hope, a chartered accountant, has been finance manager at the firm for nine years. The move follows a rebranding programme. It also sees an end to the managing partner role at the firm. Paul Osborne, the last occupant, will become senior partner.