Nabarros bolsters Sheffield with Mayer Brown and FFW hires

Nabarro Nathanson has added three partners to its Sheffield office, including two rare lateral hires out of City firms to its employment and pensions groups.

Ian Flowers joins the Sheffield pensions team from Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, where he had been a partner for 10 years, while David Fisher joins the employment group from Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Internally, the firm promoted James Hartley to partner in the Sheffield commercial litigation practice, which has doubled in size in the past 3 years.

Nabarros announced a fourth new partner, Caroline Newsholme, who was promoted into partnership for the corporate group in London.

Senior partner Simon Johnston said: “I am particularly pleased that three of the four new partners are strengthening the practice in Sheffield, where in each case they will form part of our very effective national teams in pensions, employment, and litigation.”

The firm has made up six partners in its Sheffield office since 2003, with litigation a common practice area. The firm promoted litigation partners in 2005 and 2003. The firm had not made a lateral hire into Sheffield since 2003.