Leading business law firm, Glenville Walker, is celebrating a period of continued growth with the promotion of Chris Brown as Commercial Litigation Solicitor. This exciting appointment marks further expansion for the Litigation team at the firm, led by Director and Head of Commercial Litigation, Michael Smeaton who is also recognised by the Legal 500 as an experienced, first rate litigator.
Glenville Walker has established a national presence in the market over the last 6 years, providing specialist business advice in all areas of corporate, commercial, intellectual property, litigation, and property law. The firm has a wealth of expert advisors that help practically solve any legal issues business owners may face. 2023 has been all about employee development and expansion of services at the firm, as Glenville Walker have deservedly elevated team members while also hiring fresh talent to enrich client experience and deliver.
Chris’ recent promotion supports the firm’s ability to handle the rapidly growing number of litigious, commercial, and corporate transactions generating from within the firm’s client base.
Chris began his training contract at the firm in September 2021. He felt that Glenville Walker stood out from the crowd in the Northwest, mostly due to its drive to enable the next generation of lawyers with an entrepreneurial difference. He learnt that the majority of the team had explored different careers prior to finding their love and passion for law. From top leadership to trainee there are scientists, business owners, and artists which contributes to a more vibrant and commercial working environment. Chris believes the firm has a more authentic understanding not just of the traditional application of law, but how law impacts the clients in practice and so provides the market with better quality of advice.
Chris specialises in commercial and civil litigation, including breach of contract, debt recovery and property-related disputes. Chris also has a particular interest and specialist knowledge in the creative industries sector.
Chris said: “I really appreciate the 360-degree approach I have been able to adopt during my training at Glenville Walker. I have been involved in the acquisition and sale of businesses, the development and protection of new product lines, and defending owners when threats arise. Seeing all aspects along the life cycle of a business helps us better serve our clients.”
Michael commented: “Chris is a very committed and driven member of the team here at Glenville Walker, and we are delighted that he has achieved qualification with us. His professional experience outside of the law, combined with his enthusiasm means that he has, and will continue, to develop quickly. He is passionate about delivering results for our clients, and I am sure Chris will continue to be a great asset to the litigation department and the firm as a whole.”
As Chris takes his next steps as a solicitor, he hopes to carry on growing as a practitioner and building on his experience, as he becomes an integral part of the future of the Litigation department.