Today’s City Moves includes Kemp Little, Fladgate and Unte
Leading technology and digital media law firm Kemp Little has announced that Matthew Irvine has joined the firm as an IT disputes partner. Matthew joins the company from international law firm Pinsent Masons. Matthew is a specialist disputes lawyer who helps clients to get distressed IT projects back on track. He has been involved in disputes relating to some of the largest and most complex IT projects in the UK. He
advises both customers and suppliers, and has extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. Commenting on his appointment, Matthew said: “It’s fantastic to join a firm with such high profile technology clients and the deep expertise to service them.”
Top 100 UK law firm Fladgate has announced the appointment of construction and engineering expert Elliot Lewis as partner in the firm’s construction team. Elliot joins from Brecher, having previously worked at Davies Arnold Cooper (now DAC Beachcroft), Titmuss Sainer Dechert, McKenna & Co and Nabarro Nathanson. Elliot specialises in advising clients on UK domestic development including systems of procurements and tendering, all forms of building contracts, appointments, warranties, bonds and associated documentation as well as funding and development agreements and informal dispute resolution. He has acted for a range of funders, developers, contractors and consultants and several major residential developers on large scale multi-phase residential and mixed use schemes. Head of construction David Weare commented: “I am delighted to be working with Elliot after a gap of nearly ten years. We were partners at DAC. Elliot’s arrival is another step in the ongoing success and growth of Fladgate’s construction practice which goes from strength to strength.”
The Unite Group, which owns Unite Students — the UK’s largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation — has appointed Dame Shirley Pierce as a non-executive director. Dame Shirley has held chair, senior executive and non-executive roles of board level in higher education, health and policing. She was appointed by the secretary of state for education as the independent reviewer of the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework, and is a member of the Committee of Standards in Public Life. She was appointed CBE in 2005 for services to education in
the NHS and in 2014 appointed DBE for services to Higher Education.
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