October 1, 2019
Leah Heatley has been promoted to partner and Alex Blenkinsop to associate level within the dispute resolution team at Muckle LLP.
The Newcastle firm’s expert litigation lawyers 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, says: “We are delighted to promote Leah and Alex. They are both hardworking 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 client’s businesses and interests. We regularly act on high profile, multi-millionpound cases that would not normally be dealt with by a firm outside of London.”
Leah, who Legal 500 UK names as one of the region’s leading lawyers in her field, is an invaluable part of Muckle LLP’s dispute resolution team, providing specialist knowledge especially in the area of public procurement.
As well as handling a broad range of commercial litigation, Alex is also 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.
From a single office in Newcastle, the Muckle team has built a national reputation for Cityquality advice without charging typical prices of comparative London litigators.
Susan adds: “We want to be as flexible with our pricing as possible. Disputes differ in size, scope and complexity and we don’t believe that one pricing structure suits every eventuality. We carefully scope and cost work to provide transparency, certainty and value for money to all our clients.”
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