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Law firm significantly strengthens Securities Litigation practice

Fox Williams has today announced that Andrew Hill, a dispute resolution partner specialising in securities litigation, has joined the City law firm. Andrew joined the firm from Stewarts Law LLP, where he was a partner.

Andrew is at the forefront of developing securities litigation in the UK, helping clients who are shareholders in UK public companies seek compensation when they have been misled. He drove the launch of the UK’s first such claim against a public company – the high-profile and ground-breaking case against Tesco PLC for a large group of institutional investors, following Tesco’s admission of a profit overstatement.

“We are delighted that Andrew has joined us. Andrew has deep expertise advising on complex, cutting edge and high-value litigation for sophisticated financial institutions and institutional investors including in group or ‘class actions’. His experience and capabilities complement our expanding dispute resolution practice and bolster our financial services sector expertise” said Paul Osborne, senior partner at Fox Williams.

“Andrew is a very experienced, accomplished and highly regarded litigator. He has been proactive in the new area of securities litigation in London. His expertise and proven ability in this area will enable Fox Williams to obtain redress for institutional investor claimants against public companies who mislead the market. Andrew is a valuable addition to the Fox Williams team,” said Gavin Foggo, head of the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation department.

Andrew Hill commented: “I am excited to join Fox Williams, a firm which already offers business clients a breadth and depth of experience and expertise that is an increasingly compelling alternative to the magic circle. Together, we can now help our clients protect the value of their investments, foster a more transparent market, and drive better corporate behaviour.”

Fox Williams has also appointed Adam Fortune, a barrister by background and an experienced litigator and arbitrator, to join the firm’s senior associate ranks. Adam has acted on a range of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes and specialises in corporate and investment banking litigation and IT disputes. He also has experience in civil fraud litigation and adds to the strength and depth of the firm’s offering to clients.

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TSF Consultants appoint experienced new advisor

TSF Consultants, the UK’s leading provider of independent mental capacity assessments to the legal sector, are pleased to announce the appointment of their new advisor.

With over 25 years of key involvement at Board Level, Jeremy Nottingham is set to bring extensive knowledge and expertise to the role, with his past experience spanning a range of different industries.

Working in multiple sectors has enabled Jeremy to build a diverse awareness and understanding of different business environments, allowing him to provide a fresh practical perspective within the context of TSF. Throughout his career, Jeremy has set out to prioritise the specific vision of the company he supports, bringing strategic oversight across the range of core business functions.

Jeremy has a particularly high level of experience working with and developing SMEs, having played a key role as an early stage director and founder of companies ranked within the top 20 of the Sunday Times Fastest Growing Privately Owned UK Company List.

In addition to his comprehensive business experience, Jeremy is a founder of a charity, as well as an ambassador and trustee for charities operating in both the UK and sub Saharan Africa.

Jeremy joins TSF at a key point of expansion; as well as supporting the direction of development, his appointment coincides with ambitious plans to scale the business, whilst solidifying the company’s reputation for both care and quality.

He is also no stranger to TSF; having coached and mentored founder Tim Farmer, Jeremy has a core understanding of the business which is set to underpin his vision for progress.

Commenting on the appointment, Founder of TSF Consultants Tim Farmer said: “It’s been great to have been coached by Jeremy for the last 4 years, his knowledge and insight into building and sustaining small and medium-sized companies has been invaluable. His ethos matches TSF’s exactly and to now have him join as an advisor at this exciting stage in our growth, provides great confidence for the future.”

Jeremy said: “I have admired the ethos of TSF from the moment I first met Tim. I love their compassion and concern for clients, deep expertise and insight which they bring to their work and their commitment to growing and develop the TSF team, both frontline and support. It’s an exciting time to be joining the TSF team and I look forward to supporting the business to grow ambitiously and sustainably, set and raise quality standards across the industry, be innovative in our service delivery, whilst retaining the ethos that puts the client front and centre of our efforts.”