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Muckle LLP announce senior roles for dispute resolution lawyers

Two experienced dispute resolution lawyers have been promoted to senior roles at leading independent law firm for businesses Muckle LLP.

Leah Heatley has been promoted to partner and Alex Blenkinsop has been promoted to associate level.

Muckle LLP’s expert dispute resolution team advise on some of the highest value and most complex cases in the UK, using some of the most advanced technology and techniques such as AI and Technology Assisted Review (TAR).

The team handles a wide range of disputes including commercial, construction, real estate, intellectual property, technology and professional indemnity claims and provides alternative dispute resolution, emergency applications and advice on regulatory authorities.

With one of the largest dedicated commercial litigation teams in the region, Muckle prides itself on providing a City-quality dispute resolution service with specialist lawyers also recruited from London.

Susan Howe, partner and head of dispute resolution, said: “We are delighted to promote Leah and Alex. They are both hard-working and exceptionally talented specialist lawyers and their promotions are thoroughly well deserved.

“We have a reputation at Muckle for providing unrivalled commercial advice that achieves the best solution for our clients’ businesses and interests. We regularly act on high profile, multimillion pound cases that would normally be dealt by London firms.”

Leah Heatley, was named as a Next Generation lawyer in Legal 500 Directory 2019 and is an invaluable part of the dispute resolution team, providing specialist knowledge especially in the area of public procurement.

As well as handling a broad range of commercial litigation, Alex Blenkinsop is an associate member of ACTAPS (the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists) and one of the few North East lawyers officially qualified to advise on disputes involving trusts, estate administration and inheritance issues.


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