Two Partner appointments at Ellisons as Legal Services Act recognises alternative business structures
Ellisons Solicitors is pleased to announce that Robert Jones and Lee Pearce are now fully recognised as partners with the Firm. Lee Pearce’s appointment came into effect on the 1st July 2009; Robert Jones who has enjoyed partner status for several years was welcomed to the equity partnership on 1st September 2009.
Senior Partner Peter Powell, is delighted with these recent developments:
“Both Robert and Lee have been star performers and key contributors to the firm’s strong reputation in their respective areas of property and insurance. I am delighted that the alternative business structures and in particular, the Multidisciplinary Practices (MDP), now sanctioned by the Legal Services Act, allows lawyers trained via the Legal Executive route to become partners. It is a status that both have enjoyed and deserved in all but name but we are pleased to now be able to officially call them “partners”.”
Lee, who has been with Ellisons Solicitors since 1994, is Head of Property Litigation and a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. He is recognised as a leading individual in his field by both the key annual legal research publications, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Lee specialises in all aspects of commercial and residential landlord and tenant and property law including advisory work, representation in Civil Courts, Arbitration, Mediation and other forums for resolving property related disputes.
Robert, who heads up the Insurance Litigation practice, has been with the firm since 1973. He leads a large and expanding team of experienced lawyers, instructed predominantly by insurers. Robert specialises in high value traumatic injury and commercial loss litigation. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.
The appointments take the number of partners at this leading Essex law firm to nineteen.