Challenger law firm, gunnercooke, has bolstered its roster of partners with another 17 hires over the autumn months.
The newest senior lawyers take the number of recruits up to 40 in 2020.
The new joiners include London banking & finance partner, Paul Harrison, who moves to the firm from Taylor Wessing, and corporate partner Rebecca Holden from DLA Piper. Wolfgang Richter also joins the firm to head up its first overseas office in Berlin.
Siddique Patel brings his expertise in Islamic matrimonial law, joining the family law team with Michelle Camacho.
The firm has seen another boost to its Yorkshire office, including real estate partners Marc Warren and Rachael Wilson, and corporate lawyer David Arundel.
Other autumn hires include property litigation expert Paul Pinder, Victoria Sherliker, a Private Equity specialist, intellectual property lawyer, Rachel Pearse and real estate lawyer, Michael Shaw.
Corporate lawyers Richard Barnett and Simona Falticeanu also join the growing team, as well as dispute resolution partners David Breslin, Philip Rubens and Simon Colledge.
Co-founder, Sarah Goulbourne, said: “The last few months have been extremely strong for recruitment at gunnercooke. We now have over 225 partners at the firm covering a huge range of practice areas and sector expertise. Our newest partners significantly bolster our Yorkshire team and we’ve also welcomed our first German lawyer to the firm.”