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Mills & Reeve LLP

1 NEW YORK STREET, MANCHESTER, M1 4HD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Sandra Morrison

Tel:
Work 0 161 234 8849
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution

Position

Principal Associate

Sandra is a dual qualified Solicitor/Rechtsanwӓltin (England and Germany).  

In her English practice she is a dispute resolution lawyer. She advises national and international corporate and individual clients across a wide range of industries and sectors on a wide variety of contractual and commercial disputes.

In her German practice, she is part of the firm’s International Sector Group’s European Desk, with a particular emphasis on Germany due to her background. She deals with a wide spectrum of work from German corporates, individuals and professionals with English law issues and English clients with German law issues, spanning across all departments within the firm.

Due to her background, she has an authentic and deep understanding of UK and German business practices and cultures, which provides instant credibility with German clients and their legal advisers and aids good communication, making her a very effective cross border communicator.

Career

Pannone & Partners – Trainee (1995 – 1997), Solicitor (1997 – 2002)

George Davies Solicitors LLP – Solicitor (2002 – 2204), Associate (2004 – 2013)

Mills & Reeve LLP – Principal Associate (since 2013)

Languages

German

Member

Committee member of the German British Chamber of Industry & Commerce (Northwest Region); British German Jurists Association; British German Association; German Bar Association in GB (Deutscher Anwaltsverein in GB).

Education

Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz (Germany); University of Manchester (LLB); College of Law, Chester (Diploma in Legal Practice); Deutsche Anwalt Akademie, Bonn (Germany).

1997 – Admitted as Solicitor

2000 – Admitted as Rechtsanwältin (German lawyer)


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

The ‘impressive’ practice at Mills & Reeve LLP is noted for its experience in complex corporate disputes across the food, agribusiness, waste, manufacturing, sport and private wealth sectors, with expertise in reputation management, fraud and tax, trusts and probate matters. Recent work includes defending Phoenix Healthcare Distribution in a long-running £8m dispute against a pharmacy chain, and representing a football agent in a multi-million pound claim brought by a Premier League team alleging conspiracy and misrepresentation. Ripple Developments (UK) and AURES Technologies are also clients. Team head Richard Dawson-Gerrard is ‘very intelligent, client focused, and tactically astute; he takes a realistic line but fights the client’s corner’. Dawson-Gerrard is ably supported by Simon Pedley, who focuses on corporate and commercial disputes in addition to contentious trusts. Principal associates Rachael Somerset, who is experienced in defamation and reputation management issues, and Sandra Morrison, who is ‘very able and runs commercial cases excellently’ and runs the firm’s German desk, are also key members of the department.

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