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Canterbury firm Furley Page has bolstered its family law division with the hire of solicitor Anne Blenkinsop from Maidstone’s ASB Law. Blenkinsop has 14 years’ experience in family law and is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel.

Mace & Jones has appointed a trio of new solicitors to its property teams in the North West. Beth Grocott joins from Davies Arnold Cooper and will work in commercial property and residential development in the 38-partner firm’s Knutsford office. Rebecca Davies and Rose Upton join the Manchester branch from Gwynnes Solicitors and Barlow Lyde & Gilbert respectively.

Niche firm Heatons Solicitors has appointed a new partner to head its employment team. Phil Bramhall arrives fresh from his position as head of employment at DLA’s Liverpool office.

Offshore firm Conyers Dill & Pearman has hired a new lawyer for its British Virgin Islands (BVI) office. Mark Forté, who arrives from the English bar in Manchester, will be the new head of litigation for the commercial firm’s operations in Anguilla and the BVI.

Freethcartwright has appointed a new solicitor for its construction division. John May joins the 59-partner Midlands practice from DLA and will focus on claims and procurement work.