•Richard Kovalevsky QC of 18 Red Lion Court and Dean George of 15 New Bridge Street have joined criminal law set 2 Bedford Row.

•Welsh firm Harding Evans has recruited probate and inheritance tax partners Margaret Banks, Sarah Lahive and Paul Lindsey. They join from Forrester & Forrester, RTL Solicitors and TS Edwards & Son respectively.

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain has appointed Ben Worthington from CMS Cameron McKenna and Nick Roberts from Pinsent Masons as associates in the construction group.

•Black Country firm George Green has appointed Geraldina Mattsson from Cromwell Solicitors and Stephen Meade from Evans Derry Binnion as assistants, while James Coles has been promoted to associate.

•Bird & Bird has hired IT and communications regulatory consultant Feyo Sickinghe from LogicaCMG.

•US firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal has recruited Barbara Champoux as a partner in its real estate group from Sullivan & Worcester.

•Graeme Sampson of 5 St Andrews Hill, Charlotte Hadfield of 15 New Bridge Street and Jamal Demachkie from Veritas Chambers have joined barristers’ chambers 3 Paper Buildings.

•Pitmans has hired assistant Pamela Nadarajah from Stringer Saul.

•New York-based Fulbright & Jaworski has hired ExxonMobil in-house lawyer John Tully as a litigator.

•Burt Brill & Cardens has appointed Martine Pelosi as conveyancing solicitor in its East Grinstead office from Robert Blackford & Co.

•Clarkslegal has expanded its employment practice, hiring associate Jane Kenyon from Stevens & Bolton, senior associate Claire Reynolds from Veale Wasbrough, associate Serena McKelvie from Norton Rose and associate Dominic dos Remedios from Blandy & Blandy. Verity Lim and Rupinder Bains have also joined as paralegals, while Katie Harris joins after completing her LPC at Guildford.

•Canadian law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson has recruited six new lawyers. The hires include partner Wayne Critchley, who was previously the adviser to the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, into the IP department, family law associate Jennifer Dagsvik, who qualified this year, and real estate associate Faithe Holder who previously worked at the Ontario Realty Corporation.