Midlands law firm Wright Hassall has bolstered its ranks with two key appointments.
James Lowe has joined the Leamington Spa-based law firm as Partner within the commercial litigation team, specialising in regulatory law.
Ethan Desai has joined the agriculture team as a Legal Director, specialising in non-contentious property matters for agricultural and rural landowners and tenants.
The appointments come at a key time for Wright Hassall as it celebrates its 175th anniversary of providing legal services to people and businesses across Warwickshire and beyond.
Gemma Carson, from Wright Hassall, said: “This year has been a year of celebration for us, marking our 175th anniversary and being named Firm of the Year 2021 by the Warwickshire Law Society in November.
“Continuing our growth and expansion has been a priority for the firm and the appointments of James and Ethan underline our commitment to strengthening our expertise.
“I would like to wish them both the best of luck in their new roles.”
James, who arrives from George Green LLP, joins a commercial litigation team which is ranked in the top tier in the Legal 500.
His expertise in regulatory matters includes dealing with investigations and prosecutions in health and safety, fire safety, food safety and hygiene, environmental, water and waste, animal welfare, and trading law.
James also advises clients in relation to Coroner’s inquests following work-related fatalities, appeals against regulatory notices, product liability and product recalls, advertising and promotions, pricing, inquiries by the Traffic Commissioner and statutory nuisance.
He said: “Wright Hassall has a strong reputation and excellent client base which is why I am excited to be joining the team.
“I believe my expertise will complement the existing regulatory offering at Wright Hassall and I look forward to developing this area of the practice.”
Ethan joins the firm from Furley Page in Kent, and will advise agricultural estates, farmers and other landowners on a range of residential, commercial and agricultural property matters.