LAW firm Ashfords LLP has welcomed new Partner James Lyons to join its Corporate and Commercial Team.

James joins the firm from Trowers and Hamlins, where he worked in corporate law for six years, five as a partner. Prior to that, he worked at Olswang for six years.

James, who began his career at Allen and Overy since qualifying in 1998, specialises in all forms of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and joint ventures for both private and public sector firms.

He said: "I am really pleased to be joining Ashfords and look forward to working with the firm's Corporate and Commercial Team, which has an excellent reputation for providing a high quality service for good value."

Simon Rous, Chairman and Head of Corporate at Ashfords, said: "We are delighted to welcome James to Ashfords. He has extensive experience in corporate law and will no doubt be a significant asset for the team."

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