Postlethwaite has appointed Stephen Chater as share plans director.
Chater joins the share scheme and employee ownership firm from Addleshaw Goodard, where he was a partner since 2003.
Chater previously held the position of partner at Allen and Overy between 1989 and 2003.
Robert Postlethwaite, managing partner, said: “We are absolutely delighted Stephen is joining us. He has a fantastic amount of experience, is a very able lawyer and a great person to work with.
“As a specialist firm, we believe we are particularly well-suited to meeting the needs of anyone – company, individual, law firm or other adviser – needing employee share scheme advice.
“We have one of the largest pure share scheme practices in the UK, all in a single niche firm, and see significant further growth prospects. Stephen’s presence will undoubtedly help us extend our reach as a centre of excellence.”
Chater added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for me to focus exclusively on advising [employers] in relation to their employee incentive arrangements, and to work with well-respected specialists in the area.
“Postlethwaite has secured an important role as a niche adviser and I look forward to making use of my experience and contacts acquired over the years in assisting the firm’s further development and growth.”
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