Pinsents names construction practice leader

Pinsents has appointed consultant Neil Jones as the national head of its 12-lawyer construction team.

Jones is the first official national head of construction at Pinsents, though until April 2002 Jonathan Hawkswell ran the department before leaving to set up his own firm.

Construction has been a particular area of growth for the firm, over the past two years during which Pinsents has increased its contractor client base to win instructions from the likes of Alfred McAlpine, Mowlem and Lagan Group.