We are delighted to announce two promotions for the firm: Helen Langworthy, Head of our Private Client team becomes a Partner and Michael Kashis, currently a Partner and Head of our Company Commercial team, now joins the Equity Partnership team, which comprises Stephen Bishop (Founder and Managing Partner), Michael Gillman (Senior Partner), Ossie Swaine (Partner), Nick Potter (Partner) and Mark Chick (Partner).
Helen Langworthy is Head of Private Client at Bishop & Sewell and joined the firm in 2011. She has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of private client work including drafting wills, the administration of estates, the creation and administration of trusts and general lifetime tax planning for family wealth. Helen is also a Full Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning.
Michael Kashis joined Bishop & Sewell in September 2014 and leads our Company Commercial team. He became a Partner in 2016 and now joins our Equity Partnership team. Michael recently completed an executive MBA at Imperial College furthering his focus on both UK and international business and also increasing the scope of his advisory capability for both startups to more established businesses. His traditional work has spanned a wide range of corporate, commercial, capital market and financing transactions for both private and public companies, financial sponsors and investors/investees. Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell he worked in-house as a commercial lawyer in a variety of sectors including life sciences and natural resources.
We congratulate them both on the significant contribution they have made to the firm which now has 20 partners and whose full service remit runs across three core areas of Commercial, Personal and Property Legal Services.
These promotions follow on the back of a busy 2017 for Bishop & Sewell which merged with Fisher Meredith in the Summer which has increased the firm’s team of fee earners to over 50 across Residential & Commercial Property, Corporate, Private Client, Litigation, Immigration and Family, with an international reach via our membership of Pragma, an international network of lawyers and consulting firms.