Penningtons hires new immigration head

Penningtons has bolstered its immigration and property practices with the appointment of two new partners.

Philip Barth, a specialist in immigration and nationality law, joins from Mishcon de Reya. He has been appointed as the new head of Penningtons’ immigration team.

Commercial property specialist Jeremy Fieldhouse joins the property team from the London office of Scottish firm McClure Naismith.

The appointments follow two other recent appointments – Simon Emmerson, who joined the dispute resolution practice from Laytons, and Simon Bickerdike, who joined the company commercial division from Clyde & Co.