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Stephen Shotnes

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Simons Muirhead & Burton

Position

Stephen is a leading practitioner in media and commercial litigation, and in sports litigation/regulatory matters. He is also recognised for his expertise in forensic and investigative work. Before entering the law, he gained a broad experience base as a journalist, a parliamentary researcher, and an editor. His previous experience equips him with a wider perspective on the role of legal issues within the larger context of commerce and public opinion. In the Legal 500 Stephen has been hailed as ‘one of the best forensic solicitors, with a great nose for a case’. He has also been noted for his tenacity and for being ‘sharp as a whip’. He has acted for a wide range of clients, including TV channels/ production companies, a Premier League football club, film finance companies/film makers, celebrities/celebrity management companies, US labor unions, national and local newspapers, book publishers and the government of a South Pacific state.

Career

Qualified 1991. Parliamentary researcher 1983; Assistant Executive Secretary UK Council for Overseas Student Affairs 1984-87; Mishcon de Reya (trainee and solicitor) 1989-95; Goodman Derrick (associate) 1995-97; partner Simons Muirhead & Burton 1997 to date.

Education

York University (BA); University of London (MA); College of Law.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Simons Muirhead & Burton is 'a very serious firm that delivers results'. It is best known for its media litigation practice but also acts in disputes involving luxury hotels, public real estate, aviation and commercial shipping. Managing partner Razi Mireskandari heads the dispute resolution team, which also includes Stephen Shotnes, Maninder Gill and consultant Peter Gould; Jeffrey Smele was made up to  partner.

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