North of England law firm Dickinson Dees has recruited five financial planning consultants from accountants Arthur Andersen.
The team's appointment will enable the firm to offer its clients full in-house independent financial advice.
The team will be headed by David Dale who previously headed Arthur Andersen's north of England financial planning division.
The appointment of the team is part of the firms wider expansion programme which includes the addition of integrated and complementary services to its law practice.
Dickinson Dees head of private clients services group George Lyall says: "Clients increasingly look for advice which is co-ordinated and integrated.
"This is as close as you can get to a one-stop shop for asset protection and wealth management services. We can now deliver complementary tax and investment strategies with the legal back up to ensure effective execution."