Speechly hikes family, immigration depts

Speechly Bircham has made a series of hires, bolstering its family law practice and raiding Harbottle & Lewis for two new immigration lawyers. The firm has hired John Nicholson from family boutique Hughes Fowler Carruthers. He becomes the third family law partner in a team of 10 under practice head Christopher Butler. Speechly has also taken on Tracy Evlogidis to head the firm’s immigration practice. She joins from Harbottle as a partner, along with assistant solicitor Nick Hobson.