Turner & Debenhams has hired Richard Brooks as a solicitor in its St Albans property team. Prior to joining the firm Brooks was senior partner at Woolley & Weston before joining Sherrards.

George Green has hired Mathew Davies as a partner and as the new head of its private client group. Davies previously worked for British Virgin Islands firm Harneys.

Pactiv Corporation has appointed Joseph Doyle as its vice-president, general counsel and secretary, effective from 1 February. Doyle was previously a corporate and securities partner at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw in Chicago.

HBJ Gateley Wareing has hired Joanne Moynan as a senior associate in its Edinburgh commercial property team from Shepherd & Wedderburn.

Hextalls has hired Mark Skinner as an associate in its UK liability team from the London office of DLA Piper, where he was assistant head of casualty.

French firm De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés has promoted two lawyers to its partnership. They are Arnaud de Barthes de Montfort in the corporate structure team and Jean-Marie Job in the corporate operations team.

Dejour Enterprises has hired Phillip Bretzloff as its vice-president and general counsel. Previously Bretzloff has been senior counsel for Petro-Canada and Union Oil Company of Canada.

Kaye Scholer has hired Dominique Shelton as counsel in its Los Angeles office. Shelton was previously a partner in the Los Angeles office of Folger Levin & Kahn.

Exeter-based firm Hartnell Chanot & Partners has hired Rachel Buckley as an associate solicitor from the Jenkins Newman Partnership and Alice Scott as in-house counsellor from Relate, where she still works part time.

South West firm Withy King has appointed Helen Clowes as an associate to head its corporate finance division in Swindon. Clowes joins from network marketing company Kleeneze, where she was a member of the executive management team responsible for the company’s legal affairs.

Ellisons Solicitors has hired Tom McPhie as a solicitor specialising in planning matters from the legal services department at Colchester Borough Council.

Coley & Tilley has appointed Sally-Ann Hathaway as an assistant solicitor in its personal injury team from Sydney Mitchell.

Nottingham-based firm Berryman has hired Mark Thompson-O’Connor as a solicitor in its employment group from Fraser Brown in Nottingham.