Cobbetts raids Pinsents’ corporate team

Cobbetts has boosted its Manchester private equity team with the hire of a partner and three associates from Pinsent Masons.

Corporate partner Paul Johnson and his team will rejoin former Pinsents colleague Sean Fitzgerald who moved to Cobbetts in January 2006.

Johnson specialises in private equity deals, and also has experience advising the public sector advising clients including Bury District Council and universities in the region.

The appointments bring Cobbetts’ national corporate team to 55 including 22 partners, spread across the firm’s three offices in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.