Pinsent Masons has hired a partner and her team from specialist insurance practice Gilchrist Connell to launch its own restructuring and insolvency practice in Australia. 

Hannah Griffiths and her team of three will join Pinsent Masons as the firm positions itself for an expected uptick in company failures. The team’s departure follows Gilchrist Connell’s decision to wind down its restructuring practice to focus on its core area of insurance.