Law firm Gordons has appointed a senior solicitor to its dispute resolution service after achieving year-on-year fee income growth of more than 10 per cent.

Phillip Feather joins from law firm where he worked for four years. His appointment to the 11-strong dispute resolution department makes it one of the largest in Yorkshire.

With 16 years’ experience, Philip has advised clients across a range of sectors, with a specialist focus on food and drink, retail, procurement, logistics and gaming.

Commenting on his appointment, Phillip said: “Gordons has been a leading name in Leeds for as long as I can remember and has one of the most prominent client bases of any firm around.

“Joining them is tremendously exciting and I am looking forward to playing my role in the team’s and firm’s continued growth.”

Welcoming Phillip to the firm, head of food and drink and dispute resolution partner, Mark Jones, said: “Our dispute resolution service has grown 10 per cent year-on-year in terms of fee income, driven by the complexity and value of the commercial litigation work we are undertaking.

“We needed to hire a senior lawyer with proven capabilities and the ability to secure and nurture long lasting client relationships.

“We identified Phillip as one of the best in the marketplace. Phillip’s experience, excellent legal skills and highly personable character make him an ideal hire for Gordons.”