Morgan Cole boosts numbers with double hire

Morgan Cole has hired two partners to boost its finance and intellectual property (IP) businesses. Hedd Vine, formerly of Citibank, is to head the firm’s banking team while Belinda Isaac, formerly with IP boutique Arnander Irvine Zietman, will join the IP litigation practice. The hires come in the wake of a series of departures at the South West firm. More than 40 partners have left the firm in the past three years. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 4 December.