Lewis Silkin hires Neil Parkes as partner


Alex Baldwin

Lewis Silkin hires Neil Parkes as partner

Lewis Silkin has appointed litigator Neil Parkes as a partner to the firm’s growing dispute resolution practice.

Parkes will join the London-based law firm as a commercial disputes expert focusing on media and entertainment—bolstering its presence in the increasingly litigious sectors.

Prior to this role, Parkes was a partner at Foot Anstey and acted as head counsel for UK broadcaster and telecommunications company Sky.

Parkes brings more than 20 years of experience as a dispute lawyer to the firm, during which he has litigated cases before the English High Court and appellate courts. He specialises in anti-piracy enforcement for the music industry and implementing new IP enforcement strategies in the digital media space.

Mark Lim, partner and head of dispute resolution at Lewis Silkin, said: “Neil’s appointment further swells the ranks of our innovative dispute resolution practice. He brings with him expertise that will prove invaluable amid rising client demand for specialist support with a range of general commercial disputes and IP litigation, notably in the digital media space.”

This addition follows on from another three partner hires Lewis Silkin made in January, when it added litigation partner Antony Craggs, corporate partner Geraint Tilsley and Hong Kong head of IP David Swain to the team.

Parkes is now the 15th partner in Lewis Silkin’s dispute resolution practice.

Parkes commented: “Lewis Silkin has an excellent reputation and is especially renowned in the areas my practice is focused on, so I’m looking forward to working with this successful and talented team.

“The disruptive and innovative nature of digital media and tech can naturally lead to disputes and I’m excited to get to work on securing the very best results for Lewis Silkin clients.”

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