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Shoosmiths LLP

2 COLMORE SQUARE, 38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6BJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 864000
Fax:
Fax 08700 864001
DX:
701863 BIRMINGHAM-6
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Alex Bishop

Tel:
Work 03700 864188
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Commercial litigation.

Position

Partner and head of the national commercial litigation team for Shoosmiths, Alex advises major corporates in the IT, retail, automotive, travel, education and manufacturing sectors on a broad range of disputes, from commercial contract, misrepresentation claims and IT disputes to obtaining injunctions and dealing with complex fraud matters. Alex has spent time working in-house on secondment in a number of clients’ legal departments. Alex also has considerable experience in many forms of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediations and arbitrations.

Career

Trained DLA (then Dibb Lupton Broomhead); qualified 1997; remained at DLA until 2005 (associate 2002); partner and head of commercial litigation unit Shoosmiths, Birmingham since 2006; national head of commercial litigation team for Shoosmiths from May 2008.

Languages

Conversational French, basic German.

Member

Chairman Birmingham Future 2007-08; non-executive director/chairman Birmingham Forward 2011-2012; BPS Birmingham Limited and BPS Birmingham Leaders 2013 to date.

Education

King Edward VI High School for Girls, Edgbaston; Liverpool University (1994 LLB Hons Law); College of Law, Chester (1995 LPC Commendation).


West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Bishop - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Shoosmiths LLP provides ‘an excellent level of service – the firm has very good response times and business acumen, providing well-rounded advice that communicates all the options available to clients through a narrative of the risks associated with each option’. The firm handles a diverse range of cases, from civil fraud and regulatory matters through to more esoteric litigation. Mark Elder and associate Rebekah Finch represented former Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe in a phone hacking claim brought against Mirror Group Newspapers, securing a settlement including an undertaking not to hack Sharpe’s phone in future. Elder also acts for Allpay in a judicial review of HMRC concerning the VAT rating of payment services. Alex Bishop  is ‘fantastic – she puts clients at ease in stressful situations, and brings a commercial and pragmatic approach that ensures clients are always fully advised and supported’. She represented a defendant to a multi-party Commercial Court case involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation concerning the extension of the repayment date of loan notes, as well as an indemnity regarding losses made by a company which is subject to a Serious Fraud Office investigation. She also represented a recruitment company in a dispute with a former director who left the company but commenced to contact clients of his old employer. Other disputes concern customs, IT services procurement, manufacturing disputes and unpaid invoice matters. The firm also acts for Accident Exchange on matters unrelated to the Autofocus case, and The White Company.

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