Pinsents pinches Eversheds corporate partner

Eversheds has lost a corporate partner from its Manchester office to national rival Pinsent Masons.

Helen Ridge joins Pinsents along with Eversheds senior associate Howard Gill, who becomes a partner.

The hires boost Pinsents’ Manchester corporate team to eight partners and 10 associates. Pinsents’ corporate head Gareth Edwards said the team had “never been busier”.

Ridge specialises in corporate finance for the building products sector.