Wragge & Co’s 15-strong private client team is moving to the Birmingham office of Mills & Reeve.

The team is led by partner Gary Barber and includes nine additional fee-earners and five support staff. Their arrival will double the size of Mills & Reeve’s private client team, led by former Martineau Johnson partner Matthew Hansell, in Birmingham.

“Private client work is an integral part of Mills & Reeve’s client offering. Our strategy is to offer business and entrepreneurial clients a complete service, meeting all their legal requirements,” said Hansell in a prepared statement.
“Gary is a highly respected private client lawyer and heads a very successful team. Their appointment has allowed us to fast-track our expansion plans.”