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Press Release: Collyer Bristow announces the latest in a string of senior hires

06 May 2014

London-based law firm Collyer Bristow LLP confirmed today that it has appointed financial markets and distressed debt specialist Robin Henry and experienced commercial litigator Roger Billins. Robin has joined the firm as a partner and Roger as a consultant. Both lawyers were formerly with Davenport Lyons.

Robin said “Collyer Bristow is building a strong reputation for undertaking complex high-value work within the financial services sector and I’m excited to be playing a part in the future development of this important practice area.”

Roger, a seasoned litigator, said “The firm has an excellent reputation for giving sound advice across a range of business matters, which makes it an ideal fit for my clients. Furthermore, its strength and depth in dispute resolution means it is a perfect home for me.”

Commenting on the move, John Saner, Senior Partner at Collyer Bristow said “Both Robin and Roger bring with them a wealth of experience which will be a great asset to the firm and the clients we serve.”

The moves are the latest in a string of senior appointments over the past six months which have included four partners and three consultants.



Paul Newhall, BD Director, Collyer Bristow LLP. Telephone: (0)20 7470 4413.

John Saner, Senior Partner, Collyer Bristow LLP. Telephone: (0)20 7468 7230.

Note to Editors:

  1. Collyer Bristow LLP is a London based Law firm with 30 partners and some 135 staff, who provide a full range of legal services to a wide range of businesses and private individuals. It is ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500 directories.
  2. The firm specialises in providing advice to corporate and private clients in the UK as well as overseas. Its expanding client base includes SME’s, multinationals, partnerships, and public sector organisations.
  3. The firm has offices in London and Geneva. The Geneva office was established in 2004 to provide a well-located European base from which to service its numerous international clients. The firm’s growing international practice includes Italian, Spanish, US and Russian Desks and now represents more than 30% of Collyer Bristow’s business
  4. The firm’s highly experienced partners offer in-depth expertise and industry knowledge in commercial and residential real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, reputation management, employment, IP, insolvency and a comprehensive service to private clients.
  5. The ethos at Collyer Bristow is one of ‘personal’ service. All partners are professional yet approachable, working directly with clients to offer high quality legal advice as well as tailoring services to their individual needs. The firm’s core objective is to deliver consistently excellent services to clients.
  6. The firm has been championing emerging talent in contemporary art for more than fifteen years. It supports and promotes young artists through its in-house art gallery and independently curated exhibition programme. Please visit for details of the current exhibition.

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