Druces & Attlee lands insolvency partner from rival

City firm Druces & Attlee has bolstered its insolvency practice with the hire of a corporate recovery partner from rivals Reid Minty.

Ian Searle joins Druces as a non-contentious partner sitting in the insolvency practice.

Druces litigation partner Jon Redding said that the firm’s insolvency team has been doing well, but it was felt that support on the non-contentious side of the sector would benefit the department.

“It is a very corporate role but it sits neatly with the contentious arm,” Redding said.

Searle is Druces’ 16th partner.