In brief: Reading practice goes for expansion

One of the top three commercial law firms in Reading said it planned to recruit a further 12 solicitors and legal executives over the next few months after taking on 15 fee earners in the past six months. Boyes Turner & Burrows, which employs 40 lawyers, is spending £300,000 on an expansion programme fuelled by what partner Anthony Cooley called “putting the firm on a more commercial footing”.