Victoria Leigh > Squire Patton Boggs > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Squire Patton Boggs
NO 1 SPINNINGFIELDS
1 HARDMAN SQUARE
MANCHESTER
M3 3EB
England

Work Department

Litigation

Position

Partner

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Victoria LeighSquire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs‘s non-contentious pensions practice is led by Wendy Hunter and Clifford Sims. Known for its strong market presence in regulated utilities and working with six Local Government Pension Schemes, the team’s specialisms include regulatory compliance and investments. Kirsty Bartlett  leads the firm’s national public sector pensions group, where she advises on trustee and employer matters ranging from benefit changes, to funding and mergers. Victoria Leigh manages the disputes practice, which acts for trustees, employers, and members in all litigious and disputed matters.  Liaising with the firm’s data protection lawyers, fraud and cyber risk management in the pensions sector is a growing area of expertise for Leigh and colleagues. The team also advises on construction and rectification issues, as well as and professional negligence claims, funding disputes, and regulatory disputes.

London > Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)

Squire Patton Boggs‘s non-contentious pensions practice is led by Wendy Hunter and Clifford Sims. Known for its strong market presence in regulated utilities and working with six Local Government Pension Schemes, the team’s specialisms include regulatory compliance and investments. Kirsty Bartlett  leads the firm’s national public sector pensions group, where she advises on trustee and employer matters ranging from benefit changes, to funding and mergers. Victoria Leigh manages the disputes practice, which acts for trustees, employers, and members in all litigious and disputed matters.  Liaising with the firm’s data protection lawyers, fraud and cyber risk management in the pensions sector is a growing area of expertise for Leigh and colleagues. The team also advises on construction and rectification issues, as well as and professional negligence claims, funding disputes, and regulatory disputes.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Squire Patton Boggs‘ ‘talented, commercially focused and technically excellent‘ litigation and international dispute resolution group is particularly strong for cases with multi-jurisdictional issues. The team is jointly led by the ‘outstandingJason Blakey, real estate litigation expert David Holland and Manchester-based Victoria Leigh and benefits from the ability to leverage its hefty cross-office resources in national and international matters. Among its broad experience, the team has expertise in pensions and procurement litigation; for the latter, senior associate Jenny Broderick — who is highlighted by one client as ‘a go to litigation lawyer outside London with a very big future‘ — is a name to note.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Manchester

(Leading individuals)

Victoria LeighSquire Patton Boggs

Squire Patton Boggs‘ Manchester commercial litigation team is particularly popular among clients in the manufacturing, technology, financial services and recruitment sectors. The latter is a growth area for the practice which is increasingly handling restrictive covenant disputes. The team is also increasingly active in contentious reputation management matters— where Peter Lees is highlighted — and data protection and cybersecurity disputes, for which the ‘exceptional‘ practice head Victoria Leigh is the name to note; Leigh also maintains a strong pensions litigation practice. Other names to note include regulatory expert Rob Elvin, and director Mike Caird and senior associate Rebecca Green, who both have broad experience in corporate and commercial disputes.

North West > Employment > Pensions

Squire Patton Boggs routinely acts for pension sponsors and trustees in sectors including regulated utilities, manufacturing and the public sector, such as local governments. The team’s work spans transactions, risk management, litigation, and investigations by the Pensions Ombudsman. The practice also acts for the trustees of master trusts. Practice head David Griffiths has decades of experience advising on all kinds of pension schemes, and also serves as a professional trustee. Victoria Leigh leads the team’s contentious work.