New faces for law firm
LAW firm Anthony Collins has expanded its local government division with a trio of new hires.
Stuart Evans, previously head of law for environment, development and planning at Birmingham City Council, has joined the practice as senior associate, bringing more than 30 years of experience in fields such as planning, highways and licensing law.
The Birmingham-based firm has also welcomed two solicitors.
Vinay Sharma trained at Stafford Borough Council while Meena Lekhi joins from Warwickshire County Council.
The appointments have been made in reaction to client and industry demand, with the local government team seeing revenue growth of 49 per cent in the last financial year.
Anthony Collins Solicitors has previously been known for its work in procurement and the creation of joint vehicles between local authorities and private sector organisations.
It has been working with a growing number of councils and other bodies such as combined authorities on how to open up additional income streams.