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PwC Legal targets regional growth with Addleshaw Goddard partner hire

PwC Legal continues to invest in expanding its offering and has today (16 October) announced the appointment of Addleshaw Goddard partner, Neal Shepherd, to ‘spearhead its regional growth, particularly in the North of England’.

Shepherd, who joined Addleshaws in 2011 from DLA Piper where he had been a partner since 1996, begins his new role today and will be based in the firm’s Manchester office. He is tasked with working with businesses in the region and focused on mid-market M&A while also ‘expanding areas that complement PwC’s business’ including employment and pensions.

His hire follows that of recent senior hires made by the firm in September, including McDermott Will & Emery partner Mark Crofskey, who is now leading the M&A team in London, while Fieldfisher partner Stewart Room was appointed to lead PwC Legal’s cyber security practice.

Shirley Brookes, senior partner at PwC Legal, said: ‘It’s an exciting time for the business. We’re seeing strong demand for our multi-disciplinary approach and our recent appointments will help us make the most of this appetite’.

EY also recruited from Addleshaws’ corporate team this year with the hire of corporate managing partner Philip Goodstone who joined the firm in September, and who has been tasked with building a legal capability for EY in the UK.