Former Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution at Rickerbys joins Charles Russell LLP

02 Apr, 2013

Charles Russell LLP is delighted to announce that Colin Gibson has joined the firm’s dispute resolution department in Cheltenham as partner.  Colin was previously Head of Dispute Resolution at Rickerbys and has over 17 years’ experience, the great majority at partner level.


Colin is one of the leading litigation lawyers in the region and advises on a wide range of litigation matters. He  has particular experience in breach of contract claims, negligence claims and partnership disputes.  He is also a licensed insolvency practitioner and mediator. Colin is particularly active in the Sports Sector acting for both players and clubs. Colin is also an RFU registered agent.


Colin’s recruitment means that the dispute resolution team now includes a dozen lawyers, including four partners, specialising in a range of disputes from property disputes and breaches of contract to intellectual property matters. 


Patrick Gearon, Head of Litigation at the Cheltenham office, said: “Colin’s recruitment is significant for the team and he brings with him a great deal of experience which will be of immense benefit to the team in Cheltenham. Since September 2012, the Cheltenham office has taken on an additional seven lawyers with others to join us over the coming months.  We were delighted to retain our two trainees on qualification in September 2012 and have also recruited two paralegals and two solicitors in our real estate and property litigation teams.  We are pleased to be able to welcome a senior litigator such as Colin to the team which undoubtedly underlines our position as the leading law firm in the region.”

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