A Birmingham law firm has announced two high-level appointments as it continues a period of growth.
Commercial litigation and licensing specialist Peter Adkins and fellow commercial litigator Richard Cooper have joined Emms Gilmore Liberson.
Mr Adkins has been appointed director of regulatory services.
Alongside his expertise in dispute resolution, he has specialisms in licensing and gambling law.
He acts for the owners of licensed premises including pubs, hotels, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, casinos and other gambling establishments and also provides training on licensing law to local authorities and other bodies.
Mr Cooper has been appointed as director of commercial litigation services and works with clients in a range of commercial disputes including shareholder, professional negligence, partnership disputes, property disputes and breach of contract claims.
His career as a solicitor began at Bell Lax before moving to the then HBJ Gateley Wareing.
He returned to Bell Lax as a partner in dispute resolution before joining Sydney Mitchell.
Director Stephen Gilmore said: "We have built a first-class team of lawyers spanning a wide range of work types at Emms Gilmore Liberson in the five years since the company was established and the addition of Peter and Richard strengthens us further.
"They are two talented and experienced lawyers who will add enormous value to the range of services we offer our clients.
"I am looking forward to working with them as we continue to grow the business with further high-quality appointments."