Bondholder Knights Professional Services has recently appointed regional and experienced experts to join its team.
Recognised as one of the leading franchise specialists in the Legal 500, Gurmeet Jakhu will be based at the firm's office at Pride Park. Gurmeet joins the expanding litigation team and brings over 15 years' experience and knowledge of franchising and licensing to the firm.
David Beech, CEO at Knights Professional Services, said: "We're delighted to have Gurmeet join our growing team, he is bringing a very niche area of expertise to the firm which will really enhance our litigation offering and fits well with our strategic plans. Having lectured on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organisation and the British Franchise Organisation I am confident he will be a very strong asset to Knights."
Knights has also appointed one of the region's most highly-regarded lawyers, Zaf Bashir, who brings with him more than 20 years' experience. During his career he has increased revenues for his previous department five-fold and played a major role in the growth of the business before deciding to leave earlier last year.
Zaf commented: "I wanted to find the right place to continue growing my profession and Knights is the perfect fit. As one of the most ambitious and forward-thinking firms in the UK, I'm really thrilled to be joining the team - it was the top choice."