HALLIWELL Landau has taken on three partners to staff its new London base.
Robert Justice, Peter Richardson and James Parker have joined the firm to run the City practice, which will also have one consultant and five other fee earners.
The Lawyer revealed last week that the firm was opening an office in the capital.
Richardson was previously senior partner of Richardson Boyle Blackmore, a specialist practice handling commercial property development, funding and procurement.
Justice, whose experience covers city markets, finance and tax law, was formerly managing partner at niche City firm Roberts & Richards. Justice is taking all the fee earners from his former firm to Halliwell's City base.
Halliwell's has more than doubled its turnover in the last three years, and now has 46 partners and 145 fee earners. This growth means the firm has had to expand its premises in Manchester and take on new offices in Sheffield for its successful insurance office.