An expanding West Midlands legal practice Higgs & Sons that employs more than 200 people has announced that a new senior partner will lead the firm from November 2013.

Nick Moxon, head of private client at Higgs & Sons, will take over from current senior partner, Ian Shovlin, who has successfully led the firm for the last decade.

Under the tenure of Mr Shovlin, working alongside managing partner Paul Hunt, the firm’s growth strategy in the last 10 years has seen the firm expand to over 100 lawyers and move to prestigious new headquarters at Brierley Hill’s Waterfront Business Park.

 Mr Moxon has been with the firm for approaching 20 years and is a highly experienced and respected private client lawyer. He will continue to head the private client team  He said: “I am taking over from a hugely successful senior partner, who played a pivotal role in helping the firm grow beyond all expectations. My appointment by the partners is an honour and I’m looking forward to leading Higgs in the next stage of the firm’s development.”

Mr Shovlin will continue in the role until November and will remain as a partner with the firm as head of its personal injury team.

Managing partner Mr Hunt has been re-elected for a further term. He said: “Ian has worked hard to lead us through a rapid expansion programme and will continue to be a great ambassador for Higgs.”

Higgs & Sons works from two offices in the Black Country – Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill and Kingswinford – and includes a large number of specialists in its workforce.