West Midlands law firm mfg Solicitors has added to its agricultural division with the appointment of a land and farming expert.

Nick Playford has joined the firm, whose main offices are in Worcester and Kidderminster, as an associate, working with partner Susan Morrissy and head of department and partner Iain Morrison.

An agricultural specialist who has attained the Fellowship of The Agricultural Law Association, Mr Playford joins mfg from Warwickshire and Oxfordshire practice Brethertons.

He will play a key role in increasing mfg's presence in Worcestershire where he is supporting new and existing clients.

Mr Morrison said: "Nick is a wonderful addition to our team. Nick has a land management degree and is well-regarded in the rural business and farming communities.

"He lives and breathes the industry after coming from a farming family. He has exactly the type of credentials we look for as we plan for the future and further growth."

Mr Playford added: "The firm's presence in the rural sector is stronger than ever and it's fantastic to have the opportunity to serve such a diverse number of clients but also to play a role in developing what we can offer farmers, landowners, farm tenants and rural businesses."

mfg Solicitors has an eight-strong agricultural and rural team spread across the region including at their offices in Telford and Ludlow.