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Laurence Whymark, Trainee Solicitor

Laurence is a Trainee Solicitor at the firm, having completed four years of the Solicitor Apprenticeship. He currently sits within the Real Estate (regeneration) team, with experience across a variety of different sectors.

About

Laurence has previously completed rotations within the firm’s Corporate, Real Estate, Commercial Dispute Resolution and Employment teams. Laurence returns to the Real Estate (regeneration) team to develop an interest in commercial real estate, with a particular focus on the acquisition, development and disposal of land and its associated residential developments.

During his training contract Laurence will spend three, 6 month rotations with different teams across the firm to enhance and develop a breadth of knowledge and experience that can be used to assist clients. Laurence’s experience so far has been gained acting for a variety of clients from private individuals to multinational corporates.

Laurence will qualify as a Solicitor in 2023.

Experience

  • Advised Hong Kong-listed Symphony Holdings Limited on the $28 million disposal of its Pony international footwear brand, in part to Iconix Brand Group and in part to a new joint venture between Symphony and Iconix.
  • Assisting colleagues in acting for various celebrity claimants in relation to the on-going phone hacking litigation against News Group Newspapers and Mirror Group Newspapers.
  • Acting for a pro-bono individual in a disability discrimination claim against his local authority employer.
  • Assisting colleagues with commercial lettings across a variety of mixed-use developments.
  • Advising clients on small-scale inter-developmental transfers.
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