In brief: Franchise ace moves to Pinsent Curtis

Pinsent Curtis has poached top franchise lawyer John Chambers (right) from the Norwich office of Eversheds. Pinsent Curtis says his arrival as an associate means it can boast 40 per cent of all new franchise work in the UK. Chambers, 41, qualified eight years ago after a career in business. He is the third franchise appointment to be made by Pinsent Curtis in the past year. It has also recruited Andrew Tyrer from Dibb Lupton Broomhead and Marie McMorrow from Martineau Johnson.