SOMERSET law firm AmicusLaw has welcomed its latest recruit.

Richard Biggs joined at the start of this month to head up the Company Commercial department.

After qualifying as a solicitor and working initially in London and Hamburg, Richard moved to the West Country where he was a founding partner of Over Taylor Biggs in 1993.

His recent experience has included advising a consortium in the acquisition of world-renowned Axminster Carpets from administrators.

Richard Haste, managing partner of AmicusLaw, said: “Having Richard join the firm is a fantastic coup.

“His practical experience and commercial approach mean that our Somerset clients will have the benefit of a big city lawyer on their doorstep without having to travel to London or Bristol for the advice.”

AmicusLaw are based at Rumwell Hall, near Taunton, and also have offices in Minehead, Bridgwater and Yeovil.