About us

The LSLA caters for a broad range of commercial litigators drawn from the largest of the City’s top international firms, mid-size practices and smaller specialist firms based in and around London. All members share a common desire to network with one another and add to their knowledge via an active annual education programme of lectures and seminars presented by judges, leading QCs and other expert authorities that the LSLA’s prestigious reputation enables it to attract.

Government uses the LSLA as a sounding board for consultations on developments and proposed changes affecting civil and commercial litigation. The LSLA harnesses the considerable knowledge of its experienced litigators to help shape new law and promote access to civil justice.

In recent years the LSLA has submitted papers on the Supreme Court, the QC system, the judicial appointments system, various aspects of the costs regime, and Alternative Dispute Resolution and Civil Justice.

Members of the LSLA Committee participate in the work of influential committees including the Civil Justice Council, the Civil Procedure Rule Committee, the Civil Justice section of The Law Society, the Commercial Court Users Committee, the Rolls Building User Group and the Chancery User Group.   Representatives from the City of London Law Society and the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society also sit on the LSLA Committee.

The LSLA is an active supporter of campaigns overseas that promote London as a centre for international litigation and arbitration.

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Current Officers

Nicholas Heaton

Nicholas Heaton, President

Hogan Lovells International LLP
Atlantic House Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG
020 7296 5919

Chris Bushell, Immediate Past President

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 
Exchange House Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG 
DX: 28 Chancery Lane 
020 7466 2187 
020 7098 5168 

Nikki Edwards

Nikki Edwards, Vice President

Temple Bright
81 Rivington Street,
London EC2A 3AY
020 7139 8227

Ceri Morgan, Membership Secretary

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 
Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EG. 
020 7466 2948 

Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd, Hon Secretary

Cooke Young & Keidan
21 Lombard St, London EC3V 9AH
020 7148 7800

Richard Langley

Richard Langley, Hon Treasurer

BDB Pitmans LLP
One Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BL
020 7783 3720

Main Committee

Andy McGregor

Andy McGregor

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
E1 6AD
020 3088 2283

Caroline Field

Caroline Field

Fox & Partners
4-6 Throgmorton Avenue
London EC2N 2DL
020 7618 2400

Charlotte Hill

Pennningtons Manches Cooper LLP
125 Wood Street
London EC2V 7AW
T: 020 7457 3107
E: charlotte.hill@penningtonslaw.com

Damian Taylor

Damian Taylor

Slaughter & May
One Bunhill Row London EC1Y 8YY
020 7090 5309

Dan Wyatt

Dan Wyatt

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP
Tower Bridge House St Katherine's Way
London E1W 1AA
020 3060 6188

David Greene

Edwin Coe LLP
2 Stone Buildings Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3TH
020 7691 4000

David Owen

Barclays Bank PLC
Level 29
1 Churchill Place
London E14 5HP
020 7116 8407

Ed Crosse

Simmons & Simmons LLP
Aurora, Floors 5 and 6
Finzels Reach
Bristol BS1 6BX
020 7825 2072

Elaina Bailes

Stewarts Law LLP
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3BF
020 7936 8093

Francesca Kaye

Chancery Master

Gavin Foggo

Fox Williams LLP
10 Finsbury Square
London EC2A 1AF
020 7614 2543
020 7628 2100

Georgina Squire

Rosling King LLP
10 Old Bailey
London EC4M 7NG
020 7246 8088

Jason Woodland

Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP
15 Fetter Lane
London EC4A 1BW
020 7822 7777

John Bramhall

DAC Beachcroft LLP
3 Minster Court Mincing Lane
London EC3R 7DD
020 7894 6260

John McElroy

Hausfeld & Co LLP
12 Gough Square
London EC4A 3DW
020 7665 5000

John Rogerson

White & Case LLP
5 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1DW
020 7532 2737

Julian Acratopulo

Julian Acratopulo

Clifford Chance
10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ
DX: 149120
020 7006 1000

Leigh Callaway

Fladgate LLP
16 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DG
020 3036 7294

Lois Horne

Macfarlanes LLP
20 Cursitor Street
London EC4A 1LT
020 7831 9222

Louise Dean

Commercial Litigation Commercial Law Group
Government Legal Department
One Kemble Street
London WC2B 4TS
Direct Fax: 020 7210 3072
Mobile: 07825120127

Marc Thorley

Baker & McKenzie LLP
100 New Bridge Street
London EC4V 6JA
020 7919 1034

Mary Young

Kingsley Napley LLP
Knights Quarter
14 St John's Lane
London EC1M 4AJ
020 3535 1530

Natalie Osafo

Stewarts Law LLP
5 New Street Square
London EC4A 3BF
020 7903 7940

Patrick Wheeler

Collyer Bristow
140 Brompton Road
020 7470 4432

Roger Franklin

Edwin Coe LLP
2 Stone Buildings Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3TH
020 7691 4000

Sophia Purkis

Fladgate LLP
16 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5DG
020 3036 7775