Gordons appoints commercial litigation partner

Thursday 29th September 2016

Gordons has further enhanced its leadership team by promoting commercial litigation solicitor Stephen McVey to partner.

A specialist in high value commercial disputes, Stephen has particular expertise in media and intellectual property litigation. He regularly deals with cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal and also has experience of managing disputes in other jurisdictions, such as the United States.

Stephen’s long-term clients include global electric heating and domestic appliance manufacturer Glen Dimplex Group; Bradford-headquartered motor retailer JCT600; the world’s largest chemical producer, BASF; and Nisa, the UK’s leading member-owned independent retailer organisation.

Originally from Harrogate, Stephen is a Newcastle University law graduate. He joined Gordons immediately after passing the legal practice course at The College of Law, York, in 2001.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen said: “During my 15 years at Gordons I’ve had the privilege of developing established client relationships and fostering new ones, taking time to understand the needs of individuals and their businesses. I now have the opportunity to further strengthen these relationships whilst contributing directly to the management of Gordons’ ongoing progression.”

The firm’s litigation team now comprises 10 partners and 25 other fee earners and support staff. It has a reputation for resolving disputes quickly and cost effectively by implementing an approach that is practical, pragmatic and flexible.

Gordons partner and head of operations, Victoria Davey, said: “Stephen thoroughly deserves his promotion. He is a hugely effective litigator who provides our clients with peace of mind thanks to his personable, practical approach and absolute focus on achieving positive outcomes.

“As partner, Stephen will now play a greater role in both the ongoing development of the firm’s commercial litigation team and management of the strong client relationships he is able to establish. We have every confidence that Stephen will help further strengthen our litigation offer and continue to successfully protect the interests of our clients.”