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Ms Polly Blenkin
Group Actions, Commercial Litigation, Litigation Funding
Polly is one of the founding partners of Milberg London and a member of the senior management team.
Polly began her career training and qualifying at Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP in London where she got early exposure to high-profile commercial litigation but spent the majority of her time undertaking transactional work on commercial real estate debt securitisations, loan servicing, structured finance and restructuring deals.
From Paul Hastings, Polly moved to the Finance and Banking disputes team in Mishcon de Reya’s leading litigation practice where she worked on a broad range of commercial litigation disputes. In particular, Polly spent several years successfully representing a number of small business owners in miss-selling claims against some of the UK’s biggest high street banks. Her work on two cases featured in the top 20 cases of 2016 in The Lawyer.
Polly now specialises in group claims against large institutional defendants and is part of the team at Milberg London acting on behalf of tens of thousands of motorists in various emissions claims. Polly also continues to work on commercial disputes and investigations within the firm’s commercial litigation practice.
In 2022, Polly was named as one of three finalists in the Solicitor of the Year category at The Inspiration Women in Law Awards. Polly is also a finalist for the Law Firm Leader of the Year (Small-to-Medium-Sized Practice) in the Women and Diversity in Law Awards 2023.
First Class MA Honours in History from The University of Edinburgh (2005 to 2009)
GDL, LPC (Distinction) and LLB (First) from The College of Law, Bloomsbury and Moorgate, (2009 to 2011)
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation Partners)
Milberg London’s group litigation practice, which acts for claimants in a broad range of cases, was founded in 2020 by a team which moved over from Mishcon de Reya LLP to set up a UK offering for US leader Milberg Phillips Grossman LLP. Individuals within the team appear on the steering committees of group actions brought against Vauxhall and Mercedes, and have notably launched a high-profile competition case against Sony Playstation. James Oldnall leads a team which includes ‘strong personalities’ and is ‘user friendly’. ‘Tenacious, bright and pragmatic’ founding partner Polly Blenkin is integral to the team which continues to expand, with the arrival of Robert Schultz from Baker Botts (UK) LLP in March 2023, Hadley Zielonka and Nicola Little from Shoosmiths LLP in September 2022.
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