Kingsley Napley has launched a four-partner regulatory and professional discipline team, making up two new partners in the process.
A branch-off of its criminal and regulatory department, which has grown to 80 lawyers, the team will consist of over 30 practitioners, headed by crime partner John Harding.
The decision was made following consultation with the existing department and a unanimous vote in favour.
Melinka Berridge and Ben Kemp have been promoted and will join Nicola Hill as partners in the new team.
The firm will also admit barrister Julie Norris to the partnership when she completes her qualification as a solicitor.
Elizabeth Taheri, also a barrister, has been appointed as an associate.
The team’s key clients include the Health Professionals Council, the Security Industry Authority and the General Teaching Council.
Managing partner Linda Woolley said: “This step recognises the strength and recent success of our regulatory and professional discipline team and our growth ambitions in this area going forward.”