By: 16 January 2024
Blacks Solicitors bolsters CDR team to 24 members

Blacks Solicitors has grown its commercial dispute resolution (CDR) team with the appointment of three new solicitors. Alannah Crux, Victoria Tynan and Christopher Connell, along with chartered legal executive, Michelle Eyre, make up the firm’s latest intake. This brings the total number of team members in the CDR team to 24.

Alannah Crux has joined the holiday & home parks team to maintain its position as a specialist in the marketplace.

Christopher Connell has a particular interest in litigation. This includes cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens and litigation arising from the use and abuse of AI. Given advances in technology and digital currency, this has become a key area for growth for the CDR team at Blacks.

Commenting on his appointment, Christopher said; “Blacks Solicitors is well known for offering a wide range of services and specialisms to its clients. Blacks also has a strong reputation in the market and a great workplace culture. It felt like an obvious next step for me to join the firm.”

Michelle Eyre brings her expertise to the real estate litigation team. She specialises in a broad spectrum of commercial landlord and tenant matters.

Victoria Tynan will support Ian Scobbie in the insolvency team.

Luke Patel, partner and head of commercial dispute resolution, commented: “Our CDR team has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2000. The demand for litigation and support services continues to increase from both new and existing clients due to a host of factors, including continued economic uncertainty, political factors and our reputation in the market.

“Our team offers a host of specialist services, working collaboratively in close partnership with other teams from across the firm to deliver a high-quality, integrated service, which is something we’re hugely proud of. We’re all excited and looking forward to Alannah, Victoria, Christopher and Michelle settling into the CDR team and the firm.”

Image: CDR team, Blacks Solicitors
Emma Cockings
Emma is the junior editor for Yorkshire Legal News.