Howard Kennedy has appointed Simon Pullen as a partner in its banking department. Pullen joins from Davies Arnold Cooper, where he was a partner in the property finance group. The appointment brings the number of partners to 64.
Thomas Eggar has hired three solicitors. Robert Strangroom, Elizabeth Board and Cathryn Pernstich all join the commercial property department. Board is based in the Worthing office and joins from Cornfield Law; Strangroom, based in Chichester, joins from Harbottle & Lewis; while Pernstich, part of the team in Gatwick, joins from Mundays Solicitors.
Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett has increased the number of its partners to 26 with the appointments of Chris Waterhouse and Leigh Martin. Waterhouse joins from Brooke North & Goodwin, where he was a partner and commercial property specialist. Martin has been promoted to partner in the commercial department after joining as an associate solicitor 12 months ago from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary.
Browne Jacobson has recruited a new associate solicitor. David Adams joins the banking team from Eversheds. His expertise is in corporate banking, including refinancing, restructuring and vehicle financing transactions. Adams is the eighth new recruit in three months for the Birmingham office.
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has elected Corinna Yu to counsel. Yu, a telecoms and media specialist, is currently based in the firm’s Beijing office and is responsible for overseeing the operations there. She is involved in both regional and China-based corporate transactions for the telecoms and IT sectors.
James Stewart, currently head of family law at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain, is set to join Manches later this year as a partner.