Key Promotions at Berry Smith Lawyers as it Continues to Strengthen its Teams

Leading commercial law firm, Berry Smith, has further strengthened its teams with a series of key promotions.

The independent Welsh law firm has promoted five of its team members.

Sarah Alford has been promoted to Partner and Michael Shutt to Senior Associate in its Employment team, Dan Dowen to Senior Associate in the Commercial department, Lauren Parsons to Associate in Dispute Resolution and Ben Delve to Senior Associate in the Family team.

Berry Smith has advised on the management buy-in of Learna Holdings Limited.

Berry Smith are delighted to have advised Courtenay Probert and Rachel Probert on the management buy-in of Cardiff-headquartered Learna Holdings Limited which also trades via Learna, Diploma MSc and StudyPRN brands.

Since 2010, Learna have established themselves as the leading provider of Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and MBA courses with over 5,000 students progressing their career via their qualifications.

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New requirements for Witness Statements from 6 April 2021 in the Business and Property Courts

New requirements for Witness Statements from 6 April 2021

From 6 April 2021, all witness statements prepared for trial in the Business and Property Courts must comply with the new Practice Direction 57AC.

The changes apply to any witness statement prepared for trial which is signed on or after 6 April 2021.  This applies to Part 7 and Part 8 claims, along with unfair prejudice petitions and winding-up petitions (regardless of whether the claim started before 6 April 2021).