Shulmans bolsters its commercial dispute resolution team

Shulmans has strengthened its commercial dispute resolution (CDR) team by appointing a senior solicitor and promoting three members of staff to associate level.

Paul Lewis, formerly a partner at Gordons, has been appointed to a senior role within the CDR team. He brings more than 20 years of experience in dispute resolution, contentious trusts, probate and estates claims. As a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists, Lewis’ expertise lies in dealing with executors, disputed wills and legacies, in addition to claims brought by family members and dependents.

At the same time, Ellie Cooke, Laura Hill and Sara Souyave have been promoted to associate. Shulmans has said that they will continue to be integral to the CDR team in a variety of fields, including insurance litigation, professional negligence and significant commercial disputes.

Robert Whitehead, joint head of dispute resolution, said: “Our promotions and new appointment bring additional strength and experience to our already successful commercial dispute resolution team.

“As a full service UK 200 corporate law firm, our clients expect us to be able to deliver advice in relation to dispute resolution, in what are often complex, high value and high risk matters.”

Tim Halstead, Shulmans’ managing partner, said that the development of the team proved that the firm was not aiming to rest on its laurels.

“The knowledge and experience of our newly promoted and appointed colleagues will further strengthen our team and ultimately, allow us to continue our firm-wide success in 2016,” he said.