Fieldfisher in Birmingham has doubled its turnover in the last six years and has plans to sustain this pace of growth.
Ranjit takes up her position this month to lead the Birmingham office through the next phase of its strategic development. She will work closely with Birmingham Dispute Resolution Partner, Adam Sturt, who will support Ranjit as Deputy Office Leader.
With 15 Partners and a total of 66 staff, Fieldfisher Birmingham offers strength and expertise across six business units: Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, Corporate, Employment, Pensions Immigration and Compliance (EPIC), Tax and Personal Injury & Medical Negligence (PIMN).
The office's strength lies in specialist litigation and business transformation projects. Specialist litigation includes property litigation, tax litigation, international arbitration, shareholder disputes, employment litigation and group actions. Business transformation projects encompass changes of ownership, property development and company restructuring.
Additionally, as part of Fieldfisher's thriving European network, the Birmingham team is fully adept at handling cross-border matters and deals, working alongside its European colleagues across the office network.
Ranjit’s appointment sparks the beginning of an ambitious period of growth across Fieldfisher Birmingham’s existing areas of expertise as well as the addition of new service lines by continuing to recruit talent. Crucially, the development plans will incorporate an office move from its current location to new premises in Birmingham city centre.
Ranjit joined Fieldfisher in 2016 following the firm’s merger with Birmingham commercial boutique firm Hill Hofstetter, having previously worked for global law firms Reed Smith and Eversheds. A member of Fieldfisher's Executive Committee since 2018, Ranjit will continue to lead the firm’s practice as UK Head of EPIC which is based across four locations in the UK – Birmingham, London, Belfast and Manchester. Ranjit was until recently an active member of Council at Aston University and sat on its Audit and Risk Committee. She is currently a special advisor to Birmingham social impact business, Miss Macaroon.
Commenting on her appointment, Ranjit said: “I am extremely proud and excited to be serving as our new Birmingham Office Leader and to further contribute to the economy of our fast-growing and hugely ambitious region.
“My outstanding Partners, supported by our technically excellent team in Birmingham, deliver incredible work for large and high-profile clients, working seamlessly with colleagues in London, Manchester and across Europe.
“We are an agile and entrepreneurial firm and, as the only European law firm based in Birmingham, there are significant opportunities to enhance our West Midlands’ presence. Our aim is to expand the reach of our market-leading capabilities to deliver incremental legal services to more clients in our region and beyond, and to pursue our growth objectives, within Fieldfisher's wider European strategy.”
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