Mills & Reeve's health and government disputes arm has strengthened its position in Birmingham with the appointment of four new staff.
The division, which delivers advice to NHS bodies and the General Medical Council, has more than doubled in size in the last 12 months and is now joined by Debbie Philpott, Amarjit Virdi, Arzu Ozel and Ben Pumphrey.
Ms Philpott arrives from Bevan Brittan where she trained and qualified as a solicitor in 2005. She has been appointed as a solicitor within Mills & Reeve's dispute resolution team to specialise in healthcare cases.
Ms Virdi, Ms Ozel and Mr Pumphrey are paralegals.
David Lock, who heads the health and government disputes team in Birmingham, as well as Mills & Reeve's national healthcare practice, said: "This latest recruitment drive means the team now boasts 15 fee- earning solicitors, including two partners and a barrister.
"We set up the team with just a handful of people, but since the move to the new office on Colmore Row, it has grown at a considerable rate, and means we can concentrate on continuing to deliver a high standard of service to our clients.
"We are delighted that more clients are coming to us, and we plan to continue to recruit." The health and government disputes team conducts complex legal cases for NHS trusts. It is currently acting for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust in the muchpublicised Charlotte Wyatt case and investigates cases for the GMC.
It has also been involved in other high-profile cases for NHS clients, including a recent action in the High Court for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.