Shoosmiths bolsters dispute resolution and litigation offering with senior hire

Shoosmiths continues to grow its dispute resolution and litigation offering with the appointment of Andrew Whalley as partner.

Andrew joins from DWF where he headed up the commercial litigation team in Liverpool. He brings vast experience in dealing with heavyweight contractual and commercial disputes as well as corporate and shareholder disputes, cross-border litigation, regulatory and public law disputes, data breach and professional negligence claims.

Andrew also has considerable experience in managing telecoms and telecoms regulatory disputes, having acted over the years for a number of leading domestic and international telecoms operators and resellers.  He is highly regarded  for telecoms disputes and regulatory work as well as data breach claims. 

His experience and expertise in commercial disputes work and in the TMT sector has been recognised over a number of years in the directories with a Leading Lawyer ranking in the Legal 500.

Andrew Whalley, Shoosmiths dispute resolution and litigation partner, said: “I am thrilled to have joined Shoosmiths’ dispute resolution and litigation practice at such an important time for the firm. 

“Shoosmiths is hungry to grow its offering and the team here has an exceptional reputation. I am looking forward to further building on the success the litigation team at Shoosmiths enjoys, handling complex and reputationally significant cases.”

Alex Bishop, Shoosmiths’ head of dispute resolution and litigation said: “Shoosmiths is on a mission to excel in its chosen markets and lead the upper-mid market pack of law firms by 2030. Litigation is one of our chosen markets for strategic growth. The addition of Andrew furthers that strategic aim and also builds on our technology sector focus. 

“I am looking forward to working with Andrew and our wider cross divisional dispute resolution and litigation team to help deliver excellence for our clients for what matters to them.”


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