Beachcroft Wansbroughs has hired Patrick Hill as a partner in its professional and financial risks group. Hill was previously a senior lawyer at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw.

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has bolstered its London litigation department with the transfer of product liability litigator Allison Alcasabas from New York.

Boodle Hatfield has hired four lawyers for its private client practice, including Barry Sayers as probate and trust manager from Bircham Dyson Bell. He is joined by solicitors Rachel Nelson from Dawsons, Nicola Zoumidou from Sykes Anderson and Kathy Pinney from Elizabeth Muirhead Solicitors.

Oxford firm Darbys has hired Caroline Hopkins from Penningtons to join the firm’s clinical negligence team.

North West firm Brabners Chaffe Street has hired environmental and health & safety specialist Simon Colvin from Eversheds.

Leeds firm Lupton Fawcett has hired Mark Rhodes and Stephen Griffiths for its corporate finance team. Griffiths joins from Eversheds, while Rhodes returns to private practice from an in-house role.