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•Southampton-based Eric Robinson Solicitors has appointed its first environment officer. Nigel Riches, a solicitor in the firm’s wills and probate team, will investigate the ways its five branches can be more eco-friendly.

•Hunton & Williams has added Thomas Corrado to its IP team in Virginia. Corrado joins from Kilpatrick Stockton as counsel.

•Fulbright & Jaworski has recruited Robert Eckels as a partner in its corporate team in Houston. Eckels joins from Harris County, where he was a judge specialising in administrative, regulatory and government relations.

•Hughes Hubbard & Reed has appointed Joanne Gregory as a corporate and finance partner in its New York office. Gregory joins from Winston & Strawn’s Chicago office.

•Warner Goodman & Streat has hired commercial property solicitor Liz Bryson in Portsmouth from Clarke Willmott.

•Birmingham-based Anthony Collins Solicitors has hired Tim Jones in the property disputes team. Jones, who was previously at The Wilkes Partnership, joins as an associate.

Chadbourne & Parke has appointed Edward Zaelke and Adam Umanoff as partners in its renewable energy team in Los Angeles. Both join from Morgan Lewis & Bockius.

Langleys has expanded its commercial property team with the hire of property solicitor Jonathan Moore, who joins the York office from Eversheds.

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its property team with partner Jacqueline Harkin. Harkin joins the firm’s Clerkenwell office from Eversheds. Senior associate Lena Sentongo also joins from Manches.

•Edinburgh-based Gillespie Macandrew has promoted Kirsty Macpherson to its partnership in the commercial property team. Client investment solicitor Hazel Tait also joins from Harper MacLeod. Tait will also take on the role of convener in the firm’s renewable energy group.

Penningtons Solicitors has appointed Joanne Blazey and Louise Pearson to its Newbury office. Blazey joins the corporate team from Taylor Wessing, while Pearson joins the dispute resolution group from Grower Freeman.

•Bryan Cave has hired corporate and commercial specialist Andrew Hart as an associate in the London office from Finers Stephens Innocent.