New Partner to Head Birmingham Litigation Team

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Squire Patton Boggs has announced the appointment of partner Ellie Pinnells, who joins the firm from Fieldfisher to lead its Birmingham Litigation team.

Ms. Pinnells is an experienced commercial litigator, used to leading cross-border teams on high value and complex international cases. She has particular specialisms in group litigation and competition litigation, and has been recognised as a Hot 100 lawyer for her expertise and focus on developing innovative technology.

Born of English parents, Ms. Pinnells was brought up and educated in Mainz, Germany. She is bilingual and led the German desk at her previous firm. Her client base is in the manufacturing, engineering and construction sectors, and includes many companies domiciled or operating in Germany.

“Ellie is a talented, highly capable lawyer with a track record of handling complex disputes,” said UK head of Litigation, Stephen Sampson. “Ellie’s skills and experience complement our business and strategy and her arrival forms part of our ongoing investment in growing our nationwide team, with several recent partner additions in London and Manchester.”

Diarmuid Ryan, Competition-Antitrust global chair, said “Ellie will strengthen our leading contentious competition law practice in the UK and we are very pleased to have her on board.”

Tom Durrant, managing partner in Birmingham, added: “Ellie’s entrepreneurial and creative approach to building her practice is impressive and her combined national and international outlook reflects our ambition for the continued development of our office.

“Ellie joins us at a time when demand for our litigation services is high and we’ve also seen new opportunities to win disputes work coming out of the expansion of our Corporate practice in Birmingham, so she will be a very welcome addition to our team.”

On joining the firm, Ms. Pinnells commented: “I am excited to join Squire Patton Boggs. It’s globally recognised disputes team, strong Birmingham presence and commitment to DEI, as evidenced by the firm’s diverse leadership team, made Squire Patton Boggs the right home for me and my practice.”

Ms. Pinnells follows the appointment of partners Lee Norman and Ben Johnson in Manchester, and Naomi Briercliffe, Lucy Webster and Christian Toms in London.

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