Trowers expands local govt offering

Trowers & Hamlins has boosted its local government practice with two new hires.

Eversheds projects partner Mike Mousdale has joined the firm’s Manchester office along with Cheshire County Council solicitor and monitoring officer Gerry Budd.

Mousdale is an expert on EU procurement, PFI and PPP, while Budd has been the most senior legal adviser to Cheshire County Council for 14 years. Trowers public sector commercial head Helen Randall said: “With their excellent skill set in local ­government work they’ll complement the strong existing team at our Manchester office and broaden our reach in the North.”