We’re delighted to announce the appointment of new partners Lee Greaves (Property), Alex Hardy (Publishing) and Matt Leverton (Commercial Litigation), who will join the partnership from 1 June 2018. Georgina Long (Commercial Litigation) has also been promoted to the position of senior associate.
Glen Atchison, managing partner, comments: “We are delighted to make up three new partners and a senior associate. The promotions recognise individuals who are excellent and talented lawyers, all of whom have made a strong contribution to the continuing success of the Firm.
“The internal promotions come at a time of significant investment by the Firm in its people, following shortly after the arrival of two new lateral partner hires – Jonathan Burt (Private Client and Tax) and Sacha Wilson (Technology, Media and Entertainment).
“Congratulations to them all.”
Lee Greaves (Property) advises on all real estate matters including residential conveyancing, acquisition and disposal of commercial property, investment and development work and commercial leases for business occupiers in the retail and office sectors. He has particular expertise in business leases of office premises in central London for clients in the digital media, tech and creative industries.
Alex Hardy (Publishing) advises clients across the Technology, Media and Entertainment (TME) sector, with a particular focus on the publishing industry. Her work involves advising on a broad range of intellectual property and commercial matters, including data protection and ecommerce. She advises the full breadth of clients across the industry including authors, publishers (trade, academic and independent), agents, literary estates, media platforms and providers, distributors, ebook aggregators, retailers, and online writing communities.
Matt Leverton (Commercial Litigation) has wide-ranging litigation and dispute resolution experience. He regularly handles applications for interim relief (including search orders and freezing orders) and trial litigation, and is well-versed in alternative dispute resolution, with experience in expert determination, arbitration and mediation. He is routinely instructed on heavyweight, high-value commercial disputes and also has significant experience in representing private individuals, including ultra-high net worth individuals in connection with contentious issues of all kinds.
Georgina Long (Commercial Litigation) handles a wide variety of commercial disputes with a particular interest in the film, television, theatre, publishing, travel and entertainment industries. She advises on cases involving contractual claims, intellectual property rights, insolvency and negligence. As well as High Court litigation she has had experience in mediation and complex settlement negotiations.