A lawyer who specialises in construction and engineering litigation is to join a Cumbrian legal firm.

Katherine Sibley will provide advice to Cumbrian business clients in her specialist role with Napthens in Kendal.

She joins the company from Capita Business Services having previously worked with DLA Piper where she qualified.

She was also with Cumbrian law firm Baines Wilson.

At Napthens, Katherine will work in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution team, pursuing and defending disputes through the courts, as well as through adjudication, arbitration and mediation.

She will advise on construction and engineering disputes, general contractual disputes and professional negligence claims.

Jamie Allison, partner and Napthens’ head of Cumbria, said: “Napthens is continuing to grow its presence in Cumbria with a number of recent high-profile appointments.

“Katherine joins an expanding team and brings to the table a range of specialist expertise which will greatly benefit our clients in Cumbria and across the region.

“We continue to actively recruit in the area and have become particularly known for our strength in property, rural and litigation advice as well as key private client service areas.”

Katherine’s arrival follows the recent appointment of Daniel Coll, solicitor in the commercial property team in Kendal.