In brief: Hawkins Russell Jones appoints Bruton

Solicitor David Bruton has been appointed managing partner of Hertfordshire firm Hawkins Russell Jones. He replaces David Heymans, who has held the position for seven years. Bruton said: “We will continue to put emphasis on providing a quality, fast and efficient service at a fair price. Use of new technology will enable us to achieve this aim.” Established in 1591, the firm is one of the oldest law firms in the UK.