Justin Ede, the founder and director of legal search company Carrington Legal, has joined asb law as head of its commercial litigation practice.
Ede, who will report to head of dispute resolution Richard Mumford, will be the fifth partner in the practice and will head a team of 12 lawyers.
He will also remain as director of Carrington Legal. Ede was a partner at London-based firm Stringer Saul before leaving to start the recruitment company in 2006.
Prior to that he was a partner at Nabarro Nathanson.