SJ Berwin‘s commerce and technology team has hired senior solicitor James Gill from Freshfields’ IP team.
Human rights and employment barrister Samantha Knights, previously of 3/4 South Square, has joined Matrix Chambers. She plans to also practise immigration and asylum law.
Hays Legal, the legal division of the FTSE100 specialist recruitment group Hays, has appointed Yvonne Smyth as its new managing director. Smyth takes over from Lizzie Orange.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has appointed three new partners: private client specialist Alan Bean, housing law specialist Jonathan Cox and commercial property expert Ruth Grinbergs.