In brief: Oxford firm takes on clutch of partners

Oxford-based firm Cole & Cole has appointed three new partners, making a total of 31 partners in the practice. Hugh Jones is a specialist in corporate finance, acquisitions and takeovers, based in the Oxford office. Jenni Howard, a specialist in family law based in the Witney office, has also been admitted to the partnership and Helen Goss joins the Reading office from Penningtons' Newbury office. She will also specialise in family law.