Michelmores has made two lateral hires to strengthen its litigation and tax departments. Commercial litigator Kathleen Wilson joins the firm as a partner from Speechly Bircham, were she was a partner for 12 years. Former RadcliffesLeBrasseur tax specialist Carol Fraser joins the firm as a senior lawyer. Head of Michelmores' London practice Steven Scates said: "These appointments are very significant in terms of the firm's growth strategy. Both will make a significant contribution to the growth of our London office." Wilson's experience is in the regulatory, financial services and health and safety sectors, while Fraser has extensive experience in commercial property and cross-border transactions.