Careers: People

Last Cawthra Feather has strengthened its residential property team in Ilkley with the relocation of partner Robert Stewart from the Shipley office. He joins partner Simon Mordey and property executive Sally Chadwick.

IBB Solicitors has appointed a sixth partner to its commercial property department. Maria Bairstow joins from Stuchbery Stone with more than 20 years’ experience in all aspects of residential development.

Milton Keynes firm Kimbells has hired four new lawyers. Jim Bradley joined the firm’s IT and commerce group in May from Addleshaw Goddard, Andrew Li joins from Edwards Geldard at the end of June to work on a broad range of commercial property work, while Nathan Thomas and Jo Finn will join the employment team in July from Gateley Wareing and Howes Percival respectively.

Nabarro Nathanson has hired a new senior associate to the planning team. Joshua Risso-Gill, formerly of Denton Wilde Sapte, has broad experience of complex planning, highways, judicial challenges and compulsory purchase and listed buildings issues.

Thomas Eggar has appointed Brendan Brown as senior independent trustee to the pensions team. His role will include advising trustee bodies and acting as a professional trustee for pension schemes. Prior to joining Thomas Eggar, Brown held a consulting and management position at Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Before this, he was managing director of the southern division of Sedgwick Noble Lowndes.

Newcastle firm Mincoffs has appointed Richard Arnot as head of the licensing and gaming department. Arnot joins from Dickinson Dees, where he has been head of the licensing team since 1998. Arnot will be assisted by Chris Grunert, who has occupied a senior licensing role with Mincoffs since March 2004.