Scottish firm Maclay Murray & Spens has bolstered its London-based corporate practice with the appointment of the head of Boodle Hatfields corporate department Jonathan Brooks. Brooks specialises in a wide range of work for private companies and joint ventures with particular focus in the healthcare, financial services, computer software and e-commerce sectors. A significant part of his practice also involves inward investment, frequently acting for US and other international companies setting up in the UK. Magnus Swanson, Maclays chief executive, said: "We are delighted to that Jonathan has agreed to join us. He brings with him a good name and a growing reputation in the corporate, especially AIM, market."