Leading London-based independent law firm Gherson Solicitors (Gherson) has appointed five new solicitors to its growing team.
White collar crime solicitor Neil Williams is the latest solicitor to join the firm in a raft of new hires. Williams joins today, having been at leading Legal 500 firm Rahman Ravelli since 2012, where he was Legal Director. He brings to the team a wealth of experience in business crime and fraud; investigations; and bribery and corruption.
This latest appointment follows that of white-collar crime solicitor Thomas Cattee who joined on February 8th from the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) where he was Principal Investigative Lawyer. Cattee’s extensive experience includes leading significant elements of the investigations and negotiations in the recently concluded Airbus Deferred Prosecution Agreement; the world’s largest global resolution for bribery.
Adam Hoefel joined the General Immigration team as a solicitor on January 4th. Hoefel joins from DavidsonMorris Solicitors where he was head of the firm’s Private Client (Immigration) practice. His extensive experience ranges from advising oncomplex Tier 1 Entrepreneur and Investor applications, applications under the family migration rules, sponsor licence applications and compliance, to challenging Home Office refusals by way of judicial review proceedings.
Chris Stevens joined the firm on January 11th as an extradition solicitor from Sonn Macmillan Walker Solicitors where he managed a varied criminal caseload ranging from large-scale fraud to extradition. He has recently run litigation in respect of extradition cases involving the USA, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania, and Portugal.
Newly qualified solicitor Lisa Uttley joined the firm on the 1st February from Mayfair Legal where she was awarded their first ever training contract. She joined the immigration team alongside Sandra Ong, a Level 3 OISC regulated immigration lawyer, who joined from Westkin Associates on January 4th.
Roger Gherson, senior partner at Gherson Solicitors, commented on the new hires:
“We are humbled to be in a position to continue to build on Gherson Solicitors’ solid foundations during what has been a turbulent year for many. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to grow and continue to successfully support our clients to navigate a new post Brexit world with the issues that face them. We have a number of new appointments still in the pipeline over the next couple of months and will be announcing these in due course.”
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