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Rory joined Spring Law in October 2011 and previously worked at Skadden Arps in London where he developed an interest in Corporate Law and Commercial Litigation. Rory completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School, Holborn and also has a BA Honours degree from Durham University.

Rory is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution and Employment department and has particular expertise in Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation and Employment Litigation, in particular the enforceability of restrictive covenants and team moves.

Rory has assisted the Commercial and Dispute Resolution teams on a wide variety of matters including:

  1. a summary judgment Hearing in the Chancery Division of the High Court concerning a commercial loan facility agreement dispute.
  2. a dispute in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court concerning director’s loans.
  3. a dispute in the Commercial Court of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court concerning share sales and tax.
  4. commercial property disputes regarding auction sales of leasehold developments and planning permission for commercial development sites.
  1. a dispute concerning a high value London property development.
  2. residential property disputes regarding problem tenants and forfeiture, leasehold enfranchisement and land border disputes, both rural and urban.
  3. an unfair dismissal and discrimination Hearing in the Nottingham Employment Tribunal.
  4. an interim injunctive relief Hearing in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court concerning restrictive covenants in an employment contract dispute.
  5. TUPE implications of a dispute between a property management company and a hedge fund regarding industrial sites.
  6. IP disputes regarding commercial copyright and design right infringement by a foreign company and trademark infringement by a commercial licensee.
  7. a dispute regarding consultancy agreements in the reinsurance sector.

 

Publications:

When I’m 65 – new rules on age discrimination. Real Business Magazine, May 2012

Rory's Employment Law and Dispute Resolution Blog

Bidding Farewell to Problem Employees: Legal Solutions in a Commercial World  – Real Business Magazine, October 2013.