Local law firm Dutton Gregory celebrates the appointment of two new Equity Partners, Head of Litigation, Andrew Witt, and Head of Residential Property, Paul Sams.
With both Partners joining the firm in recent years, staff, clients and friends of Dutton Gregory are thrilled with their new appointment, following the significant impact each have had on their individual departments as well as the firm as a whole.
With over 27 years’ experience, Andrew Witt specialise in commercial dispute resolution and mediation. Heading up the commercial litigation department, Andrew works with his team to provide efficient and successful solutions for their clients.
As a nationally-recognised expert in residential property, Paul Sams’ expertise as well as specialist knowledge in equity release and leasehold enfranchisement has been a huge benefit to his team and their clients, as well as the property developers and other professionals Paul works alongside.
Looking ahead, Andrew and Paul will work as part of Dutton Gregory’s partnership and its Management Board to ensure the delivery and continued plans for growth and success, even in light of the recent worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on their recent equity partnership appoints, Andrew Witt said:
“I was asked to join the Management Board last autumn and was then invited to become an Equity Partner in early 2020. Then the COVID-19 pandemic came into our lives. It would have been easy to have had a change of heart, but life is not easy at the best of times. For that reason, I wanted to reinforce the fact that I believe, as do my fellow Partners, that Dutton Gregory will be stronger in the long-term despite the current difficulties faced by us all. The aim has to be to turn a negative into a positive and Paul & I both believe we can contribute to that process.”
Paul Sams said:
“Dutton Gregory is so financially secure and a successfully run collective unit that, despite the world not being what it once was, I have no doubt the firm will continue to flourish in this new path to the future we all have to take. I definitely want to be a part of that.
“Since the Partners appointed me to the Management Board, I want to continue in helping to grow the firm. We are all encouraged to express our opinions which the Partners listen to which is so refreshing in a law firm. Managing Partner Andrew Tilley is a great leader and delivers on his ethos that, as a firm, we are all about people – our staff, clients, referrers, and contacts.”