Morgan Cole has hired two partners to boost its finance and IP businesses

Hedd Vine, formerly of Citibank, is to head the firm’s banking team while Belinda Isaac, formerly with IP boutique Arnander Irvine Zietman, will join the IP litigation practice.

The hires come in the wake of a series of departures at the South West firm. Over 40 partners have left the firm in the last three years, and as revealed by The Lawyer on 11 November, it recently demerged from Fishburn Boxer in London.