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Experienced commercial litigation team appointed at Trowers & Hamlins

Experienced commercial litigation team appointed at Trowers & Hamlins

Trowers & Hamlins, international law firm, has strengthened its Dispute Resolution and Litigation Team based in Birmingham by appointing three senior commercial litigators.

Helen Briant, Mark Kenkre – long-standing colleagues currently part of the Commercial Litigation Team at DWF in Birmingham – have joined as Partners in Birmingham’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation Team with Keith Mills also joining as a Consultant.

Helen’s focus throughout her career has been on international litigation and arbitration and disputes in the engineering, aerospace, and chemical sectors. She has also advised clients on probate and trust matters as well as delivering expert counsel to public sector bodies on issues including inquests and judicial reviews. In 2014, Legal 500 described Helen as ‘one of the best in the business’.

Mark’s specialisms include commercial litigation on complex fraud disputes acting for organisations subject to both external and internal fraud. He is a Director of the Midlands Fraud Forum and a member of the Fraud Advisory Panel. Mark’s work in the fraud sector has taken him to the Middle East and Turkey. He is also a regular media commentator on mainstream fraud matters including mortgage fraud and asset recovery.

Keith brings 40 years’ experience in litigation to Trowers & Hamlins, most recently as Head of Dispute Resolution, Birmingham at DWF, managing over 20 lawyers. He has significant expertise in commercial dispute resolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution not only in the UK but also in the USA, Bahamas and across Europe. Keith was appointed by The Charity Commission as receiver and manager of a variety of charities and as trustee of some family trusts.

Anthony Yates, Partner and National Head of Dispute Resolution and Litigation at Trowers & Hamlins, commented: "We are looking for excellence and experience in our lawyers, whose sole purpose is to offer the finest service to our clients. Keith, Mark and Helen exemplify these qualities and it is a genuine pleasure to welcome them to Trowers & Hamlins. An already strong and dynamic team, they bring over 65 years’ legal expertise in dispute resolution and litigation. We look forward to drawing upon their considerable skills to enhance our Birmingham team.