Norton Rose raids Pinsents

Jonathan Scott is charged with boosting with the firm's non contentious financial services work.

His appointment comes at a time of intense M&A activity in the financial services sector and as the scope of regulated activity in the City is set to broaden with the introduction of the Financial Services and Markets bill.

Scott acts mainly for financial institutions on a wide range of domestic and international issues arising in the financial services, banking and insurance sector.

He says: "I relish the opportunity to join the Norton Rose team which has fantastic market penetration and numerous blue-chip financial institution clients. Joining the firm offers a superb platform from which to continue to grow my, and the firm's, existing regulatory practice."

Norton Rose's managing partner, Roger Birkby says: "We aim to provide a comprehensive financial services package to clients.