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Lewis Silkin strengthens Dispute Resolution practice with new partner hire

03 April 2024

Lewis Silkin has today announced that it has added commercial disputes specialist Duran Ross as a partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.

An experienced commercial disputes practitioner, Duran originally trained at Lewis Silkin before continuing his career at a magic circle firm and a boutique disputes practice.

Duran has acted on matters, including High Court proceedings and arbitration claims, ranging from sports and technology disputes to contentious insolvencies and professional negligence claims.

He has represented both claimants and defendants, with clients including major banks, insolvency practitioners, start ups, sports brands, founders, FTSE100 CEOs, family offices and High Net Worth individuals, as well as group claimants.

Duran’s specialism in insolvency disputes has seen him obtain the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency from the Insolvency Practitioners Association (IPA).

Having worked in coding and website design before entering the law, Duran has a particular interest in disputes relating to technology, including having been involved in High Court proceedings relating to the misappropriation of software code, as well as the application of technology to disputes.

He is a member of the IPA, the International Association of Young Lawyers and the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Duran’s appointment is the latest addition to Lewis Silkin’s growing Dispute Resolution practice, following Fraser Mitchell and Kenix Yuen, who joined the firm in November 2023 and January 2024 respectively.

Mark Lim, Partner and head of the Dispute Resolution group at Lewis Silkin, commented:

Having worked with Duran closely at the start of his career, it’s a personal pleasure to welcome him back to Lewis Silkin, now as a partner. Duran brings with him valuable experience in complex, multinational litigation and arbitration, as well as a genuine specialism and interest in insolvency matters and high value proceedings involving technology. As we continue to deepen our dispute resolution bench strength across our core markets, Duran is a fantastic addition to the team and we welcome him warmly.

Duran Ross, Partner at Lewis Silkin, commented:

Knowing the firm well already, I’m delighted to be continuing to build my career with Lewis Silkin. Mark and the team have grown the Dispute Resolution practice considerably in recent years, bolstered by the firm’s deep expertise and understanding of its clients’ sectors – so it’s exciting to be back. As we continue to see the emergence and application of new technologies, as well as a broader economic climate where businesses are considering restructuring or transformation projects, legal pitfalls abound. Lewis Silkin is ideally placed to help clients navigate and resolve these challenges and I am looking forward to helping our clients, and the firm, continue to succeed.

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