• Commercial property firm Bell & Scott has appointed Ross Taylor as a solicitor in its construction team. Taylor joins from Drummond Miller.

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has hired Lena Hodge as of counsel and head of corporate finance in London. Hodge joins from Rosenblatt Solicitors, where she was a corporate partner.

  • Thomas Eggar has appointed Michelle Hayward and Hannah Maidment as solicitors in its dispute resolution group. Maidment joins from South East firm Harrington & Carmichael. Hayward qualified as a solicitor in July 2005.

  • Planning and local government firm Merrett & Co has appointed Roy Pinney as senior local authority associate in its Bristol office. Pinney was previously principal solicitor for the London Borough of Hounslow.

  • Scottish firm Morton Fraser has appointed Andrew Meakin as a partner. Meakin joins the banking and finance group from Maclay Murray & Spens, where he has been a partner for four years.

  • Veale Wasbrough has appointed business tax specialist Richard Pincher as a partner in its corporate team. Pincher joins from TLT Solicitors in Bristol.