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Sherrards grows its corporate and litigation teams with lateral hires and internal promotions


Sherrards promote Andrew Cooke to partner in the corporate team and recruit partner Michael Lewis to head up the property litigation team.

Michael has spent much of his career at international law firm Clyde and Co, and has a strong reputation in the retail sector.  He brings with him more than ten years’ experience of working with property clients particularly developers, retailers and high net worth individuals.

Andrew has been with Sherrards for 5 years and his promotion further strengthens the firm’s corporate team.  He led the team advising Lords Builders Merchants on the acquisition of the majority share capital in Hevey Building Supplies at the end of last year and, reflecting Sherrards’ strong international outlook, is the official legal adviser to the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom. He also has a particular focus on the fintech sector.

Sherrards has been on a successful recruitment drive in the last 18 months following its moves in both London and St Albans to modern, open plan offices.  Asha Ngai joined the property team as a partner in 2017 and was followed by Caroline Vernon at the beginning of 2018 as a partner from CMS Cameron McKenna.  Michael’s recruitment and Andrew’s promotion will be followed by Isabel Wolfe Barry arriving in June from Howard Kennedy as senior associate.

Alasdair McMillin, Managing Partner commented, ‘Attracting and retaining the best legal talent to work with our growing and diverse client base is critical to Sherrards’ success. Our modern working environment and the office locations next to City Thameslink and St Albans City station, with a 30 minute journey between the two, is proving very attractive to both clients and lawyers.  Andrew’s promotion and Michael’s recruitment is a great step forward for Sherrards.”