Gunnercooke has appointed Suresh Bhatt as a partner to lead its pension advisory services in the North West.
Bhatt (pictured) was previously a pensions lawyer and professional trustee for over 10 years. He joins Gunnercooke from Gateley where he was a senior associate from 2010 to January this year, and Entrust Pensions where he acted as director for the last four years.
Bhatt will be joining partners Ginevra Gatrell, Wyn Derbyshire, Martin Scott and Adam Bushby, who provide a range of advisory services on behalf of the UK commercial law firm.
Commenting on the hire, director of recruitment Laura Fisher said: "Suresh is widely respected in his field by clients and peers. He operates as a true trusted adviser to clients, which reflects Gunnercooke's values brilliantly.
"Over the past couple of years we have built a strong team in this field and we are looking forward to working with Suresh to develop a leading presence for pensions advice across the North West."
Bhatt said he was excited about the opportunity to be given the autonomy to develop client relationships and pensions expertise, without the constraints of working for a traditional law firm.
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