Squire Sanders Hammonds in Birmingham is boosting its labour and employment team with the appointment of James Retallack.
Mr Retallack will join the firm as a partner on July 1, working to help the existing team develop its business in the Midlands market.
He previously spent 20 years with Edge Ellison, which became Hammonds following its merger with Hammond Suddards in August 2000.
Nick Green, head of Squire Sanders Hammonds’ Birmingham office, said: “We are delighted to have James back with the firm.
“He brings a wealth of experience, both from his time in private practice and latterly as a client of the firm, and is a force to be reckoned with in the Midlands market.
“We are extremely excited by his arrival and the significant contribution he will make to the continued growth of our employment practice.”