Hammonds in Birmingham is boosting its property litigation arm by bringing in a new lawyer to head the team.
Caroline Wort is joining the firm as senior associate from Cobbetts in Birmingham.
Ms Wort has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial property litigation with particular expertise in dilapidations, landlords withholding of consent, security of tenure on business tenancies and professional negligence claims.
She has acted for a number of major developers, property investment companies and government bodies including Kier Group, Taylor Woodrow, the Crown Estate and Royal & SunAlliance.
Ms Wort joins Hammonds' 20-strong commercial and dispute resolution team in the city, which comprises the firm's commercial, dispute resolution, IT and intellectual property practices.
The appointment closely follows news that Stuart James is to be promoted to partner within the team's commercial and intellectual property arm – one of seven Birmingham-based lawyers that the firm is promoting.* Accountancy firm Deloitte has appointed a new data practice director at its Birmingham office.
Andrew Cameron, who worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for seven years as a senior manager in the data management team, will join Deloitte's 60 strong data practice.
He will be responsible for building the firm's market presence in the data intensive telecoms, media and technology sectors.
Mr Cameron said he had chosen to join Deloitte because it was the industry leader in the data arena.
"There is unrivalled breadth and depth of experience in the team," he said. "They are truly innovative and passionate about applying their skills to solving real business issues and I'm really pleased to be a part of it."