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Legal 500, 2022

Harbottle & Lewis promotes Alexa Collis and Lizzie Williams to partnership

Harbottle & Lewis today announces the promotions of Alexa Collis and Lizzie Williams to the partnership, with effect from 1 June.

Alexa advises individuals and families based in the UK and overseas on a broad range of cross-border estate planning matters, wealth structuring and personal taxation. Alexa has a particular focus on clients in the entertainment and creative industries alongside entrepreneurs and business owners. She combines her private client specialism with a deep understanding of the charity and philanthropy sector. Alexa has significant experience in tax and estate planning for individuals and families with US connections and is widely recognised as a specialist in this field. A former eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 winner, Alexa joined the firm in 2020 having spent time at law firms in the UK and the Channel Islands.

Lizzie advises on corporate, commercial and individual disputes, with a focus on disputes in the technology, media and entertainment sectors. Lizzie has wide-ranging experience of High Court litigation and arbitration, including urgent injunctions, appeals and group litigation. Lizzie acts for a wide range of clients, from high net worth individuals to large corporates, including technology companies, public sector entities, start-ups, investors, founders, shareholders and established brands. Lizzie has a particular interest in disputes with a technology angle and has had various works published, including her book: A Practical Guide to Smart Contracts and the Law. Lizzie, who has also been admitted as a Solicitor Advocate, joined the firm in 2017.

Senior partner Catherine Bedford said:

“We are delighted to be welcoming two outstanding female lawyers, Alexa and Lizzie, to the partnership. Each have demonstrated their enormous talent and an unwavering commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality of service and their promotions will undoubtedly strengthen several key areas of focus for the firm. They have both built strong practices which are aligned with our strategic vision of advising the most innovative and creative people and businesses to help them overcome complex legal and personal challenges.”

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