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

Nikki Edwards

Nikki Edwards, President

Howard Kennedy
1 London Bridge,
London SE1 9BG
020 3755 6000

Nicholas Heaton

Nicholas Heaton, Immediate Past President

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

John McElroy

John McElroy, Vice President

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

Ceri Morgan, Membership Secretary

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

Please use memberships@lsla.co.uk for membership queries

Mary Young

Mary Young, Hon Treasurer

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

Natalie Todd

Natalie Todd, Hon Secretary

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

Main Committee

Abdulali Jiwaji

Signature Litigation LPP
138 Fetter Lane, 
London EC4A 1BT

07748 987 427


Andy McGregor

Andy McGregor

Enyo Law LLP,
1 Tudor Street
London, EC4Y 0AH

020 3837 1647


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
020 7457 3107

Chris Bushell

Chris Bushell

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

Christopher Robinson

Christopher Robinson

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

100 Bishopsgate

London EC2P 2SR

020 79036 4000



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

Dipti Hunter

Keidan Harrison LLP
44 Southampton Buildings
London WC2A 1AP
0208 1427 742


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 Rogerson

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

John Bramhall

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

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

Marc Thorley

Marc Thorley

Baker & McKenzie LLP
280 Bishopsgate
London EC2M 4RM
020 7919 1000


Natalie Osafo

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

Nicola Holton

Shakespeare Martineau
2 Stone Buildings Lincoln's Inn
London WC2A 3TH
0207 264 4394

Richard Langley

Richard Langley

Bircham Dyson Bell LLP 
One Bartholemew Cl, London EC1A 7BL




Robin Henry

Collyer Bristow

St Martins Court

10 Paternoster Row

London EC4M 7EJ

020 7470 4429


Roger Franklin

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

Siân Akerman

Sîan Akerman

Schillings International LLP
12 Arthur Street

T: 020 7034 9161
E: sian.akerman@schillingspartners.com

Tim Sales

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP 
Cannon Place 
78 Cannon Place - Cannon Street 
London EC4N 6AF

020 7524 6162