Higgs & Sons appoint new corporate partner
Article date: 14/01/2011
One of the West Midlands' leading law firms has strengthened its corporate team with the appointment of a partner.
John Heaton joined Higgs & Sons at the turn of the New Year. Specialising in mergers and acquisitions, John regularly advises corporates, owner managers, private equity houses and venture capitalists on high value and complex transactions. He will complement the firm's existing corporate expertise in a team that has continued to grow during the downturn and that continues to advise on many of the region's high profile deals.
Speaking of his appointment John said: "I'm delighted to be part of Higgs & Sons' continuing success story. It is a highly motivated firm that, whilst having a keen appetite to grow, does not lose sight of its deep rooted history and commitment to its core values. It prides itself on exceptional client care, maintaining trusted relationships, and providing commercial advice of the highest quality".
Partner Nick Taylor, Higgs & Sons head of Corporate, said, "Many are surprised by the size and experience of the Higgs Corporate team. John's appointment was necessary to cope with the increasing deal volumes and values and is a clear sign of the firm's ambitions for the continued growth of Higgs as a corporate player following the firm's move to new premises in February last year.
"John brings a wealth of experience and I'm sure will prove to be a valuable asset to the firm. It shows our ambition to expand and grow with the best legal talent."
John trained and qualified at Birmingham based Wragge & Co. and subsequently moved to Hammonds.
Outside of the office John spends his time trying to keep up with his two young children Harry and Isla, attempting to improve his golf swing and pretending to be a triathlete.