Weightmans LLP expands environment team with two new hires

03 Jan, 2014

Weightmans LLP has made two new appointments to further expand its Environment team. Simon Colvin has arrived as Partner to lead the department from Manchester. Gillian Hulme has joined as an Associate in Liverpool. Both are recognised specialists in environmental law. Simon and Gillian will be working with existing members of the team Ray Clarke (formerly of Nabarro) and Lauren Holland to offer an environmental service to the firm’s existing client base and to also develop new opportunities for the Environment team and the firm.

Simon held the position of Legal Director at Pinsent Masons LLP before joining Weightmans, and Gillian was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

Simon Colvin said: “I am delighted to have joined Weightmans at such an exciting time. The firm is going from strength to strength and having an environmental offering is part of that development. I will be working with Gillian, Ray, Lauren and the partners to ensure the firm’s clients are aware of the Environment teams growth and capabilities, so we can maximise the opportunities that exist with the firm’s fantastic client base.”

David Lewis, Head of Regulatory Services and Regional Office Head at Weightmans LLP, said: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the Environment team in Manchester, and Gillian at the Liverpool office.  Their extensive experience across a range of sectors will add value for our clients.”

Simon, ranked honourably in the Chambers legal 500, has developed the firm’s market-leading 24/7 EDAS service (Environmental Defence and Advisory Service) which provides clients with round the clock support in relation to environmental incidents and compliance.

Gillian is dual qualified as a lawyer and Health Officer and specialises in environmental and health and safety law.

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