Penningtons hires Laytons partner

South East firm Penningtons has bolstered its dispute resolution practice with the appointment of a partner from Laytons.

Simon Emmerson, a specialist in handling contractual and regulatory disputes for technology, property and general corporate clients, joins Penningtons’ Basingstoke office as a partner in the dispute resolution department.

Emmerson was previously based in the Guildford office of Laytons. He has been an equity partner at the firm since 2001.