Anna specialises in local government and planning law.
Anna Forge’s contribution as part of the Pinsent Masons team to various projects that this Council has been involved in, including some major regeneration projects, has been outstanding. Anna provides a combination of excellent technical legal knowledge & thoroughness but also combined with a pragmatic and commercial approach which has long been appreciated and highly valued by the Council and its officers. Her knowledge of public sector law issues and her ability to see the way through some complex legal matters as well as practical issues have been a great asset that the Council has often called upon. In addition, Anna has proved to be an invaluable initial sounding board for the Council and has always happily responded at short notice to urgent queries and requests to talk through particular issues or problems. In terms of team work, Anna’s style is highly collaborative and solution focussed. Anna’s approachability is such that she seamlessly becomes a respected and key part of the core team in the projects that she is instructed upon.
Sean Murphy - Head of Commercial and Property Law & Deputy Monitoring Officer
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Chris specialises in corporate transactions, across a number of sectors, including within the life sciences and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors.
Emily specialises in intellectual property disputes and advice, with a particular focus on brand enforcement and the creative rights. She has advised clients on their rights in relation to trade marks, advertising compliance, databases, misuse of confidential information, copyright, designs and patents.
Consultant (Costs Lawyer)
Keith has practiced for over thirty years as a costs lawyer and consultant and provides specialist law costs advice and advocacy services on costs issues and claims arising in and from commercial disputes and court, arbitration and tribunal proceedings in England and internationally.
Head of Fintech Propositions
Luke Scanlon advises some of the world's leading technology companies, banks and fintech businesses on a range of fintech and legal technology related issues and had been recognised by Legal500 and ranked as a leading fintech lawyer by Chambers. Luke is the Head of Fintech propositions and a Legal Director for Pinsent Masons.