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Connect Yorkshire Partner and Leeds-based law firm Clarion, has appointed a new legal director in its commercial dispute and resolution practice.

Rob Stewart qualified in 2011 and went on to work for international law firm Clifford Chance for over a decade, rising through the ranks to senior associate.

Primarily a contract and corporate litigator, Stewart works across all industries and sectors advising blue chip corporates, international banks and private equity portfolio companies alongside entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses. He also advises institutional trustees and high-net-worth individuals with contentious trust matters.

Simon Young, partner and head of the dispute resolution practice at Clarion, said: “Rob has had an impressive career to date at one of this country’s premier firms in London. He brings a wealth of skills to the team which add to and complement our existing and market leading commercial disputes practice.

“As we continue to make a name for ourselves across the UK and further afield, Rob further strengthens our offering to clients.”

Stewart added: “I am excited to join Clarion’s ongoing growth story. It is a progressive firm that is really making waves locally, nationally and overseas, and is extremely well regarded by those in the know as a firm that houses exceptional lawyers who focus on the client as well as the client’s legal issue.”


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