Gateley has expanded its regulatory team in Birmingham with the appointment of two new lawyers.
Pauline Munro has been appointed as legal director and Kate Oliver as a senior solicitor.
Ms Munro joins from Pinsent Masons with more than 20 years’ experience working for clients facing regulatory intervention and covering a range of areas including health and safety, trading law and standards, food and product safety, product recall and contentious environmental matters. She has advised clients such as Wm Morrison Supermarkets, DCC, Certas Energy UK and Dunelm.
Ms Oliver joins the firm following ten years with Worcestershire based, Thomas Horton and advises on all aspects of regulatory law.
She specialises in white collar defence work for businesses and senior office holders across all regulatory disciplines including fatal accidents, fraud, pollution and bribery. She has significant expertise of criminal defence work in the fraud and money laundering area.
Ruth Armstrong, partner at Gateley’s Birmingham office and head of the firm’s regulatory team, said: “These are two key appointments as we look to further expand the firm’s regulatory services.
“The expertise we have within our team both nationally and regionally means we are able to advise our clients on any eventuality, whether it’s preparing a comprehensive strategy to identify the risks for their business, developing robust procedures to avoid regulatory breaches or working with clients to defend their business and office holders when things go wrong.
“Pauline and Kate have a great deal of experience between them which will be integral to further enhancing our offering in this area. I’m delighted to welcome them both on board.”