Howard Kennedy continues to grow Dispute Resolution offering

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Howard Kennedy announces the appointment of Rebecca Hume as a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice.

Rebecca has wide ranging experience representing clients in legally complex commercial disputes. These typically involve cross-border creditor-debtor disputes, international fraud and asset recovery as well as international judgment and award enforcement. Rebecca has significant expertise in the use of contentious insolvency and receiverships to unlock value for insolvent estates and monetise claims. Her assignments often involve complex hedge funds and private equity structures.

"Rebecca's extensive experience in commercial disputes adds to our capabilities and augments our robust offering", said Craig Emden, Managing Partner, Howard Kennedy. "Rebecca's hire is part of the continued execution of our ambitious three-year growth plan. Her appointment is indicative of our commitment to the continued growth of our platform and the strong momentum we are currently seeing across all our practice groups."

Commenting on the appointment, Simon Taylor, a Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Howard Kennedy stated: "We are excited that Rebecca is joining the team. Her long-standing track record representing clients on complex commercial disputes further deepens our expertise. Rebecca's experience on multijurisdictional multifaceted commercial disputes has strong synergies with our wider dispute resolution offering as well as other practices across the firm. Her appointment is indicative of the continued growth of our dispute resolution offering and our commitment to offer our clients innovative solutions to their most complex legal problems."

Rebecca Hume added: "I am excited to be joining Howard Kennedy at a time of ambitious growth for the firm and the dispute resolution team. I look forward to working with this well-regarded team to support clients on their most complex and interesting multijurisdictional disputes."

Howard Kennedy has continued to expand across all practices with 19 lateral partner hires since January 2021. Rebecca's appointment follows the addition of five other lateral partners into the dispute resolution team over the last two years.

Rebecca Hume joins Howard Kennedy from Gateley Legal.


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