A BRIERLEY Hill law firm’s employment and private client teams is strengthening this summer with two new appointments.

Waterfront Business Park-based company Higgs and Sons has seen Amy Brokenshire join the business as an associate in the employment team having spent the last nine years at Pinsent Masons where she began as a trainee.

Amy completed her law degree at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and her LPC at the College of Law in Birmingham.

Tim Jones, partner and head of department, said: “We are thrilled to have Amy on board and know that her considerable experience and excellent work ethic can only enhance our department.

“We were one of the first firms in the West Midlands to specialise in employment law and currently have a highly respected practice, advising clients locally and nationally.”

Meanwhile, the private client team has welcomed solicitor Ellie Williams, who qualified in 2015 and has spent almost six years at Irwin Mitchell.

Ellie started working for the Charity Commission, advising charities on charity law and governance and developed a passion for the law. Her primary role at Higgs will be working with partner Kirsty McEwen in the charity and not for profit team advising charities on good governance, regulatory compliance and charity law.

Kirsty said: “The practical experience that Ellie brings with her will add to our already excellent credentials within the charitable sector.

“Her appointment marks another significant step for Higgs and Sons’ charity and not for profit team as it continues to expand to meet the needs of third sector organisations in this region.”

Managing partner Paul Hunt said: “At Higgs and Sons we continually strive to improve and enhance our offering to clients.

“I am delighted to welcome Amy and Ellie and confident that the skills they bring to the business will add to the strength and depth of their respective departments.”