19
March
2024

Primas Law goes from strength to strength with new service offering and senior hire

I’m looking forward to drawing on John’s years of experience to help launch this new service and am confident that his expertise will add a lot of value to both our existing clients as well as any prospects.

Adam Kerr | Managing Partner

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of John Hartley who will head up our new Business Crime and Regulation department to further expand our scope of service offerings and better support our growing client roster.

John has more than 20 years’ experience working in business and financial crime, has represented both companies and high net worth individuals across a range of legal matters relating to fraud, bribery and corruption, proceeds of crime, sanctions, financial services-related investigations and alleged regulatory breaches. His skill set will complement our existing departments as John will work closely with all our teams to strengthen the depth and quality of our service offerings to clients.

Having joined from Shoosmiths, where John was most recently Partner in the financial and regulatory team, he can provide expert legal advice and guidance on how businesses can protect themselves in a constantly evolving regulatory and compliance framework.

The launch of this new service offering marks another milestone in our bold expansion plans, maintaining momentum on our impressive, accelerated growth trajectory to become a full service, leading corporate law firm in the North West.

Speaking of his new role, newly appointed Head of Business Crime and Regulation, John Hartley, said: “I’m truly delighted about this new and exciting role and am thrilled to be joining the Primas team.

“I have always relished new challenges, and the opportunity to establish and grow an entirely new service offering at such a fast-growing firm was one I couldn’t turn down. I’m looking forward to collaborating with the other departments and expanding the range of services available to our clients.

“For me, it was clear to see that Primas is a firm committed to offering clients the best service possible and it’s really exciting to be part of this journey to becoming a full service law firm.”

Managing Partner, Adam Kerr, added: “Welcoming John to the Primas team is another significant milestone for the firm as we continue to realise our big ambitions for growth.

“I’m looking forward to drawing on John’s years of experience to help launch this new service and am confident that his expertise will add a lot of value to both our existing clients as well as any prospects, allowing us to advise across an ever broader spectrum of legal matters.”

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