NEWCASTLE law firm Mincoffs has recruited another solicitor as part of an expansion programme.

TIM JONES has been appointed to assist senior partner Howard Gold and the team in the commercial department.

Twelve years ago, Mr Jones spent time with Mincoffs on a placement while training as a solicitor.

Since then, he has gained experience in residential conveyancing with a number of other companies in the region, including McKeags, where he was a junior partner.

He said: "I was delighted to return to Mincoffs in a permanent position. The company has a broad range of blue-chip clients, many of which have interests in commercial property. This is a great opportunity for me to build on my experience and develop my knowledge of commercial conveyancing."

Since its recent move into larger premises, Mincoffs has begun to employ more staff to cope with its workload.