West Midlands law firm Harrison Clark Rickerbys has bolstered is corporate team with the appointment of a new partner.
Inger Anson, who worked for the practice from 2002 to 2009, returns to the region after a spell in Cambridge.
Ms Anson has particular expertise in all aspects of corporate transactional work including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investment, corporate restructuring, flotations and reverse takeovers.
Rod Thomas, head of the corporate team in Worcester, said: "I am delighted to have Inger back as a corporate partner.
"She established a fantastic reputation as a leading regional corporate lawyer during her previous time here and has only widened her experience whilst living and working in Cambridge.
"I am sure that she will re-acquaint herself with many existing clients as well as develop strong relationships with many new ones.
"Her expertise, particularly in the private equity and venture capital market is, in my opinion, second to none in the region."
Ms Anson added: "The firm has continued to go from strength to strength and I hope that I can further contribute to its success going forward."
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 370 staff and partners based at offices in Birmingham, Worcester and the Wye Valley among other locations.