In brief: Pinsents' Fitton wins rights of audience

A solicitor at Pinsent Curtis' Birmingham office has attained higher court rights of audience. Chris Fitton, a professional indemnity lawyer specialising in financial services, joins a group of around 400 lawyers in the country with the qualification. Fitton, who becomes an associate at the firm on 1 May, joined Pinsents in 1994. A former barrister, he was admitted as a solicitor the following year.