The Birmingham office of law firm Eversheds has expanded its pensions practice with the appointment of two new partners.

Emma King and Sarah Franklin both join from Squires Sanders where Ms King held the position of Birmingham head of pensions.

She has a dual practice in non-contentious and pensions litigation and sits on the Association of Pension Lawyers (APL) litigation committee and the Midlands APL committee.

Ms Franklin has more than 20 years of experience in pensions law and specialises in defined benefit pension arrangements.

Ingrid Everson, Birmingham head of pensions, said: “We’re excited to welcome two top Midlands pension partners to the team.

“Our pensions team has gone from strength to strength in recent months and the appointment of Emma and Sarah follow that of another leading pensions partner, formerly international head of pensions at Squires, François Barker.

“The new partners will be a welcomed asset in our busy and dynamic pensions practice.”