Birmingham-based BPE Solicitors has boosted its commercial dispute resolution team with the appointment of solicitor Scott Rowe.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in commercial litigation work including contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, partnership disputes and debt recovery.

Mr Rowe, who in his spare time is a keen rugby player and a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, said: "I am delighted to be joining BPE. BPE have a first class regional reputation and I see this as a great opportunity to develop in a team of strong repute."

Partner Andrew Taylor, head of insolvency at BPE, said: "Scott's appointment reflects our desire to grow this area of the practice. He is a welcome addition to a multi-skilled team that aims to provide the highest level of service to its clients."

Mr Rowe joins from Maitland Walker where he spent two years.