Stevens & Bolton LLP has today announced the appointment of six new partners, including the lateral hire of a leading aviation partner.
Richard Mumford has joined the firm as a partner from asb law to lead and develop a new aviation practice, encompassing both contentious and non-contentious work. Richard has acted for a range of aviation businesses in the UK and abroad, including airlines, tour operators, aircraft owners and lessors, parts and maintenance organisations and air charter brokers. As a litigator, Richard specialises in complex legal disputes and has a great deal of experience of cross-border litigation and asset recovery. He is ranked by Chambers as a leading practitioner in the UK, in both aviation and dispute resolution.
In addition, the firm has announced five internal promotions to partner with effect from 1 May 2013: Gustaf Duhs (Competition & Regulatory), Kerry Garcia (Employment & Immigration), Sarah Murray (Dispute Resolution), Jenny Robertson (Corporate) and Helen Wheddon (Real Estate Litigation).
Commenting on the promotions, Ken Woffenden, managing partner of Stevens & Bolton LLP, said:
“Richard Mumford’s appointment marks our entry into an exciting and fast-moving new practice area for the firm, with potential for significant future growth. We are also delighted to be able to promote five new partners in five of our core practice areas. We are fortunate to have such a wealth of talent within the firm and these promotions reaffirm our commitment to career progression for talented lawyers, despite the continuing challenges in the UK legal market.”
Richard Mumford added:
“I am very excited about joining Stevens & Bolton LLP to develop the aviation team. They are a leading practice and have the profile, quality and consistency to meet the exacting requirements of aviation market participants. The firm is well located, situated between the major airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Farnborough, as well as having a significant international practice. I very much look forward to making aviation a significant sector for the firm.”