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City firm Orchard has taken on Eversheds insolvency partner Brenda Harris to head the firm's corporate recovery team.
The appointment of Harris, who joins as an equity partner, takes the number of partners in the practice group to three, including managing partner David Orchard.
Orchard said: "We needed a dedicated specialist in the area." He added that the firm is also looking to grow the insolvency group.
Harris has been at Eversheds since it merged with Jaques & Lewis in 1995. She qualified at Jaques & Lewis in 1983.
The appointment comes after last week's announcement that the firm was taking on former London Stock Exchange chief executive Gavin Casey as a consultant. "Gavin has been brought in principally to provide strategic advice to the firm," said Orchard.
Harris, who joins on 1 May, will take the total number of partners at the firm to 13, with a further two being made up internally at the beginning to July.