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Richard Leedham joins Mishcon de Reya as a Dispute Resolution Partner from Addleshaw Goddard
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09 January 2015

Richard Leedham joins Mishcon de Reya as a Dispute Resolution Partner from Addleshaw Goddard

Richard Leedham has this week joined Mishcon de Reya as a Partner in the Firm's Dispute Resolution department.  

Richard has over 20 years' international experience in the insurance sector, particularly working with policyholders on coverage disputes in the UK and overseas, and will be using this experience to establish a new Insurance Disputes offering at Mishcon de Reya. Richard's clients have included Standard Life, Sainsbury's, GSK, Britvic, Southern Water and various banks. Most recently, he has acted for Mukhtar Ablyazov, defending some $6bn of claims brought by BTA Bank in one of the most complex actions ever seen in the UK.

Richard was previously a Litigation Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, where he was also the Litigation Division's Managing Partner between 2010 and 2012. Prior to this, he was a Partner at Paisner & Co, having qualified at Simmons & Simmons in 1992.

Kasra Nouroozi, Head of Mishcon de Reya's Dispute Resolution department, commented:

"Richard's appointment adds further expertise and depth to our existing offering with his significant experience in regulatory and fraud litigation - particularly in big insurance disputes. With his help, we look forward to establishing a new Insurance Disputes offering to meet the growing needs of our clients."


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