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Bishop & Sewell Promotes Two to Equity Partner
Chris Macartney, is a Partner in the Landlord & Tenant team and is a specialist in the niche area of leasehold enfranchisement with extensive experience in this area, acting for both landlords and tenants in contentious and non-contentious matters. He has considerable experience in leasehold reform issues, acting for individuals and companies, groups of tenants in collective claims, landed estates and housing associations. He also regularly advises in other Landlord & Tenant matters relating to both commercial and residential property. Chris is also an active member of ALEP, the Association of Leasehold and Enfranchisement Practitioners.
David Little, is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team and also Head of Sports Law for the firm. Davidis a business lawyer, focusing on transactional work, especially acquisitions and disposals of businesses. He also focuses on smaller cap listings and fundraisings on the Standard List, AIM and NEX. As a passionate sportsman and spectator, David has built up a credible sports practice, focusing particularly on governance matters and on marketing, merchandise and sports finance generally. David serves as a Director on the Board of Supporters Direct, the umbrella organisation for Supporters Trust.
We congratulate both Chris and David on the significant contribution they have made to the firm. The Equity Partnership team at Bishop & Sewell now comprises Stephen Bishop (Founder and Managing Partner), Michael Gillman (Senior Partner), Ossie Swaine, Nick Potter, Mark Chick, Michael Kashis, Chris Macartney and David Little.
Chris Macartney & David Little are both “delighted to be involved in the strategic development of the firm to ensure the continued growth of Bishop & Sewell for the benefit of our clients and everyone at the firm.”
Michael Gillman, Senior Partner at Bishop & Sewell commented:
“It is great to see the talent within our firm flourishing and supporting our continued growth. We are very pleased to have such a wealth of internal talent providing legal expertise to our client base.”
These equity promotions follow on the back of the recruitment of Charles Green, as Partner & Head of Immigration in June 2018. The firm currently has over 60 fee earners (of which 19 are Partners) across Residential & Commercial Property, Landlord & Tenant, Corporate & Commercial, Private Client, Family & Divorce, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Immigration and Employment, with an international reach via membership of Pragma, a leading network of lawyers and consulting firms.
Each of our clients receives legal services tailored to their particular needs and delivered in a practical and highly responsive manner. We pride ourselves on exceeding our clients expectations. We provide advice and assistance of the highest calibre, but which is also accessible and which always keeps in mind commercial realities. This ensures we help our clients – whether individuals or businesses – navigate their legal issues effectively and achieve the very best possible outcomes.
The firm has steadily expanded over the years. As well as serving clients in the local area, London and the South East, we are increasingly instructed by those further afield: nationwide and internationally.
We continue to attract a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, representative of various industries, the financial sector and the professions. Our practice areas are expanding, supporting a growing private and commercial client base.
Now based in Russell Square in Central London, our offices are readily accessible and well-served by public transport and parking. Individuals and families form the backbone of our client base, alongside entrepreneurs, investors, property developers and landlords. Our business clients include private and quoted mid-market companies and financial institutions.