Addleshaw Goddard has expanded its Manchester Banking team with the appointment of four associates.

The 33 strong team, which has advised on over £1bn of funding deals in the last 2 months, has welcomed Michael Atherton, Adam Rigg, Alissa Marsh and Kate Barry.

The four hires, following on from the recent promotion of Natalie Hewitt to Managing Associate and the arrival of Katie Ridehalgh from Pinsent Masons as a partner earlier in the year, showcase the team's commitment to hiring and retaining leading banking lawyers within the local market.

Martin O'Shea, Banking Partner at AG stated: "These four hires are reflective of our commitment to enhancing our capabilities by bringing in the best people, with the right skills and attributes. We have the largest banking team in the North West and our strong relationships with all of the lenders and corporate borrowers allows us to continue to advise on the region's best deals."