In brief: Firm signs Eversheds corporate expert

Regional firm Needham & James has brought Eversheds partner Sarah Shilcof on board to boost numbers in its Birmingham office. Shilcof, who joined as head of corporate law earlier this month, has wide-ranging experience including the handling of management buy-outs, buy-ins, mergers and acquisitions. The office's managing partner Keith James said: “We are building an experienced team to provide a high-quality service to corporate and commercial clients and Sarah will have a central role to play.”