Russell McVeagh has announced the promotions of two of its lawyers, Michael Taylor and Simon Pilkinton, who join the firm's partnership effective 1 December 2020. They have been promoted from their previous Senior Associate roles within the firm's Litigation and Environment, Planning & Natural Resources teams respectively.
Michael practises in commercial litigation with a focus on infrastructure, construction and information technology law. He is a construction specialist acting for major developers, lenders and contractors in high value disputes. Previously, Michael practiced at the Commercial Bar in London for 16 years at a leading construction and IT set before joining Russell McVeagh in 2016.
Simon's practice focuses on advising significant infrastructure providers and major urban developers on all aspects of resource management and environmental law, with particular experience in the Public Works Act and freshwater reform. Simon started his career at the firm as a summer clerk and then as a graduate.