After more than 10 years working for a ‘magic circle’ firm in the City, seasoned litigator Rob Stewart has joined Clarion’s growing commercial dispute and resolution practice as a legal director.
Having qualified in 2011, Rob went on to work for international law firm Clifford Chance for over a decade, rising through the ranks to senior associate and working on a number of high-profile cases. Primarily a contract and corporate litigator, Rob works across all industries and sectors advising blue chip corporates, international banks and private equity portfolio companies alongside entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses. He also advises institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals with contentious trust matters.
Rob has worked with a number of the world’s largest companies, banks, and governments on some of the biggest cases in the English courts over the last few years. He now returns to Yorkshire to join Clarion’s expanding commercial litigation team as a legal director.
Rob explains: “I am excited to join Clarion’s ongoing growth story. It is a progressive firm that is really making waves locally, nationally and overseas, and is extremely well regarded by those in the know as a firm that houses exceptional lawyers who focus on the client as well as the client’s legal issue.”
Simon Young, partner and head of the dispute resolution practice at Clarion, commented: “Rob has had an impressive career to date at one of this country’s premier firms in London. He brings a wealth of skills to the team which add to and complement our existing and market leading commercial disputes practice. As we continue to make a name for ourselves across the UK and further afield, Rob further strengthens our offering to clients.”
Clarion’s 15-strong commercial disputes team provides a full range of expertise including disputes regarding commercial contracts, shareholders/directors, warranty claims, restrictive covenants, financial products, IT and outsourcing, supply contracts, civil fraud, injunctions, and professional negligence.