Higgs appoints two new specialist regulatory lawyers

Award-winning legal firm Higgs & Sons is expanding further with the appointment of two new regulatory lawyers.

The Waterfront-based firm, which holds the Birmingham Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year accolade, welcomes solicitors David Hetherington and James Lowe.

David and James have extensive national expertise in regulatory law, with both having experience of defending companies, directors and individuals investigated or prosecuted by local authorities and government regulatory agencies.

David joins Higgs as a Consultant and is recognised nationally as a leader in his field. He has published a number of publications on the subject of regulatory law. James joins the firm as an Associate, from DLA Piper in Birmingham.

Catherine Junor, Head of Higgs’ Motoring and Private Criminal team, said of the new appointments: “I am delighted David and James are joining us in this niche area of law, increasing the specialist services we offer at Higgs.

“Although there is much talk by the Government of reducing the regulatory burden, businesses and individuals require more than ever, a specialist lawyer, when facing accusations of regulatory breach.”

2011 is proving an excellent year for Higgs. The firm, which numbers near on 200 employees, has won several awards and will welcome further specialist solicitors in the coming months to meet the growing needs of its client base.