Regional law firm BRM Solicitors are expanding with two new appointments to its dispute resolution department.

Kate Fowler joins BRM as an associate from Sheffield law firm Lupton Fawcett specialising in property litigation and bringing over eight years of legal expertise to BRM’s Sheffield dispute resolution team.

Ellie Davies joins as a trainee solicitor and, upon qualification, will specialise in litigation and dispute resolution.

The latest recruits complement the recent appointments of executive director and department head, Rob Cooke, whose extensive experience spans areas including Commercial and Property Litigation.

Director Giles Searby’s expertise in the manufacturing and technology sectors and experience with international trade issues were a valuable addition to BRM’s dispute resolution department in 2020.

BRM’s dispute resolution department is one of the most experienced and respected in the region, delivering specialist knowledge from its offices in Sheffield and Chesterfield.

The availability of this expertise is likely to be welcome news across the region as the increase in commercial activity has seen businesses faced with unpaid or part paid bills, debt collection worries, property litigation and supply chain issues.

BRM executive director, Rob Cooke, said: “Kate and Ellie joining BRM is part of the firm’s ambitious plans for growth in Sheffield, where our business teams are gaining recognition for their consistently high service standards.

“The fact that we are rapidly attracting clients from both inside and outside of the region underlines that Sheffield is a great place to do business, and we are proud that BRM’s growth is playing a part in the continuing growth and evolution of Sheffield and its businesses.”