Barnetts Solicitors has hired senior fee-earner Laura Gill into its conveyancing team from London-based firm Knox Ukiwa & Co, where she worked as a trainee solicitor.

South East firm Stevens & Bolton has recruited Emma Jacques, a nine month-qualified litigator, from Allen & Overy, and Grace Parker-White, a four year-PQE family and matrimonial specialist, from Pitmans. Both join as assistants.

Nabarro Nathanson has poached construction assistant Alex Cooke from Field Fisher Waterhouse. Jessica Stock has also joined the firm’s banking team as an assistant from New Zealand firm Buddle Findlay. Both join Nabarros’ London office.

Lester Aldridge has made up commercial property senior associate Jon Dickins to its partnership. Dickins specialises in property development and acts for corporate occupiers in the retail, sports and leisure industries. He joined the firm in 2003.

Seddons has hired civil litigation specialist Joseph Kosky as a partner. He moves from Ross & Craig where he was also a partner.

Hammonds has hired commercial litigation specialist Victoria Leigh as a partner in its Manchester office. She joins the commercial and dispute resolution group from Eversheds.

Irwin Mitchell has rehired Alison Fernandes after five years away from the firm, during which time she worked at the Nottingham office of Rothera Dowson. Fernandes returns to the Sheffield office as an associate in the family department.

US firm Chadbourne & Parke has appointed Charez Golvala as a partner in its London corporate practice. Golvala was previously a senior corporate solicitor at Vinson & Elkins in London.

Eversheds has hired healthcare partner Paul Taylor from Browne Jacobson. Taylor, a specialist in personal injury, joins the Leeds office.

US firm Akerman Senterfitt has poached Frances Kleiner for its New York corporate group. Kleiner was a partner in the New York corporate and securities group at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal.

Lancashire firm Napthens has hired Shireen Nakhuda as an assistant in the corporate department of its office in Preston . Nahuda joins Napthens from Kuit Steinart Levy in Manchester.