Tim Perry - Managing Partner

Tim studied at Cambridge University and was awarded a distinction in law.

He is Senior Partner at Spring Law, which he founded in 2002. Prior to Spring Law Tim practised as a litigation lawyer at City Law firms Simmons & Simmons, Pinsent Curtis and Denton Wilde Sapte. During his time with these firms Tim acted notably on the well-known American Tobacco litigation, the collapse of the BCCI bank and the largest ever maritime arbitration, the case known as Solitaire.

Tim was also in-house counsel for a London Stock Market listed company during which time he was responsible for managing the group’s exposure to M&A risk, its Intellectual property exploitation and enforcement, and the Group’s wider exposure to litigation risk.

 Tim’s expertise is focussed on:

  • High value business disputes, invariably involving complex contractual issues;                       ;

  • Shareholder and boardroom conflict;

  • Warranty and indemnity claims;

  • ICT claims & procurement disputes;

  • Intellectual property

  • Negligence; and

  • Tortious and contractual damages

 

Tim qualified as a Solicitor Advocate in 2010 and uses his rights of audience widely throughout the Court system.

tim.perry@springlaw.co.uk

James Russell - Partner

James is an experienced commercial litigator qualified to represent clients in both the UK and Australia.

 

James worked in Sydney for more than 8 years as head of litigation at Surry Partners before moving to London in 2005 to focus his work on high value and complex disputes, often with an International element. He is valued by his clients for his intellectual approach and thorough commitment to their cases.

 

His particular expertise includes:

  • Insolvency Disputes. These typically involve acting for liquidators against former directors, generally comprised of cross border and fraudulent transactions. For instance, James is involved in a £200m international fraud case proceeding in the High Court involving numerous defendants and the Serious Fraud Office.

  • Corporate and Commercial disputes.

  • The law of equity & injunctive relief.

james.russell@springlaw.co.uk

Andrew Day - Partner

Andrew joined the firm from Denton Wilde Sapte in 2005 and has advised company boards and personal clients on the strategic management of commercial risk and the resolution of high value disputes. 

 

Andrew’s cases are typically complex contract disputes involving parties in multiple jurisdictions and frequently involving assets or people that are challenging to trace.  Andrew has worked on disputes including loan and security documents, shareholders agreements, sponsorship and licensing deals, joint venture arrangements, technology and consultancy contracts, sales of goods and services arrangements and insurance policies

andrew.day@springlaw.co.uk

Louise Marshall - Consultant GDPR and Privacy Specialist CIPP/E

Louise trained and qualified with City firm Hogan Lovells.  After a long career working internationally in prestigious General Counsel roles, she is now CIPP/E accredited and a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.  

 

Louise now advises businesses in relation to the General Data Protection Regulation to achieve sustainable compliance.  She acts as out-sourced Data Protection Officer under the GDPR for a number of organisations handling data subject demands and data breaches.

louise.marshall@springlaw.co.uk

Lucy Prichard Jones - Partner

Lucy advises the firm’s clients on all aspects of family law. Her work includes acting on major and complex divorce cases, involving multifaceted financial issues, asset tracing, jurisdictional disputes, family trusts and abduction and custody of children. Lucy is a CEDR accredited mediator, acting on a variety of private and commercial related disputes. Lucy is listed in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013 as a prominent figure in family and matrimonial law.

Lucy began her legal career at Allen & Overy and subsequently joined a leading boutique private client firm where she acted for a wide range of both onshore and offshore high net worth clients.

lucy.prichardjones@springlaw.co.uk

Roderick Dykins - Partner

Rod is qualified as both a Solicitor and a Solicitor-Advocate of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.

He specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with particular expertise in:

 

- Contract and trade disputes

- Corporate and shareholder disputes

- Civil fraud

- Insolvency litigation

- Intellectual property

- Professional negligence

 

Rod qualified in 1998 and, before joining the firm, spent many years handling complex, high value commercial disputes at major City practices, including Fox Williams and CMS. Rod also has considerable experience in mediation and international arbitration. He is a tenacious litigator with a a first-class track record, known for offering his clients sound legal and commercial advice. 

roderick.dykins@springlaw.co.uk

Chris Keightley-Pugh

Chris began his legal career at Fox & Gibbons in London in 1995 before joining Denton Wilde Sapte and moving to Gibraltar where he has worked and resided for 20 years. Chris is an intelligent and pragmatic adviser who is well connected to the Gibraltar community and  has held in house legal positions at Gibraltar Companies House and ECS International Limited (a licensed professional trustee and company manager).

Chris advises high net worth individuals and companies in disputes involving:

  • Contracts

  • Trusts

  • Wills

  • Business succession

chris.keightleypugh@springlaw.co.uk

Alice Ireland - Lawyer

Alice has a broad range of experience in all aspects of employment law, including contentious and non-contentious issues. On the contentious side, Alice has experience in advising clients in respect of grievances and disciplinary investigations including FCA related issues. Alice also has experience of High Court and Employment Tribunal litigation including claims involving bonus disputes, breach of partnership and LLP agreements, whistleblowing, discrimination and unfair dismissal.

alice.ireland@springlaw.co.uk

Frances Sieber - Partner

Frances has specialised as a family lawyer for over 35 years, starting in the West End and then moving to City practice Pritchard Englefield, before joining Spring Law in 2014. Frances advises pre-marriage, with pre nuptial agreements, within marriage, and at marriage /relationship end. Whether married, civil partners or cohabitants, or where there are issues regarding children, Frances aims to resolve matters constructively with a view to achieving a quick and cost effective result, but where necessary, will fight her client’s corner in court.

frances.sieber@springlaw.co.uk

Sven Hansen - Commercial Director

Sven is Commercial Director at Spring Law. He brings over 15 years’ experience as a board level executive and co-founder of various technology and marketing communications businesses. His first-hand knowledge of owning and running organisations allows him to understand the needs of Springs’ clients as well as fulfil the company’s development strategy. A previous client of Spring, Sven joined the firm in 2014 and has since worked closely with the Partners to support and advise numerous international and UK based entrepreneurs, private clients, family offices and corporations in all manner of risk mitigation and high value disputes.

sven.hansen@springlaw.co.uk

Anushka Dosanjh - Lawyer

Anushka trained with city firm Watson, Farley and Williams and took up a position in the property department following qualification in 1992. Anushka worked with both Denton Wilde Sapte and Maclay Murray & Spens before joining Spring Law in May 2006.

Anushka spent a number of years working with and then heading up the Banking and Finance Department of Maclay Murray & Spens, London office. Anushka gained a wealth of experience in both property and property finance practices and represented one of the country’s leading banks in many of their major transactions involving commercial developments in the UK and abroad.

Since joining Spring Law, Anushka has dealt with a variety of transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential properties both freehold and leasehold and also provided corporate support on company acquisitions.

anushka.dosanjh@springbusiness.co.uk

Tim Bishop - Lawyer

Tim trained and qualified at Allen & Overy, where he then practised for nearly four years, working in both the banking and corporate/ commercial departments on a range of corporate finance and commercial projects.
 

Thereafter Tim worked in-house with antfactory, a venture capital firm focusing on online businesses, and also for a small internet start-up, before joining a News International subsidiary, Broadsystem, in 2000 where he was General Counsel until 2006.
 

Tim joined Spring Law in 2006 where he works in the corporate and commercial department, concentrating in particular on IT, marketing and communications law.
 

Tim provides commercial advice to clients in the media and telecommunications sectors and has represented a number of outsourced service providers in their tendering and contract negotiations. Tim has also advised on M&A’s and on several PLUS and AIM Market listings.

tim.bishop@springbusiness.co.uk

Amit Patel - Lawyer

Amit has extensive experience and expertise in Commercial Property/Real Estate and Property Finance. He has been a solicitor since 1998.
 

He has previously worked at leading West End firms including Fladgate and Finers Stephens Innocent as well as prominent regional practices.
 

Throughout his career Amit has been acting for a wide variety of clients — these include corporate investors owning multimillion pound property portfolios, developers and major banks as well as smaller investors and owner-occupiers.
 

Amit understands the different expectations that such persons and organisations can have and he deals with their specific needs accordingly in a pro-active manner.
 

Amit has significant experience of dealing with a large variety of transactions including acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold commercial/residential property, lettings, property management work and commercial and residential development work (such as conditional contracts, options and pre-emption agreements, overage, s106 Agreements, plot sales and lettings) as well as providing property related support in corporate transactions.

His experience includes dealing with retail premises, offices, industrial units and estates, development sites, residential property, restaurants, hotels and pharmacies as well as SIPP’s property investment.
 

He also has notable experience of dealing with property finance acting for major lenders on loans for purchase, development or refinance of commercial and residential property and dealing with both domestic and offshore borrowers.

amit.patel@springbusiness.co.uk

Ben Gordon - Paralegal

ben.gordon@springlaw.co.uk

Sue Ashyer - Head of Finance and Practice Management

sue.ashayer@springlaw.co.uk

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