Ince has announced the appointment of Nick Goldstone and Michael Volikas as Joint Managing Partners in London.

Nick has been Head of the Dispute Resolution Department for the last three and a half years with specialisms in commercial litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. Throughout his career, Nick has focused on media related disputes, reputation management and human rights. Nick is an accredited solicitor advocate with higher rights of audience in all civil courts, having represented clients as sole advocate in the Court of Appeal, throughout the High Court and in various tribunals practising litigation and dispute resolution throughout his career.

Michael was previously Global Managing Partner for the Ince & Co Shipping Group for 3 years as well as being a member of the former Ince & Co Management Board from 2012 to 2015. His practice specialises in commercial disputes, across both wet and dry shipping cases, with a strong focus on dispute resolution. He has acted in cases that have reached the House of Lords, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, as well as in the European Court of Human Rights.

Nick Goldstone, Joint Managing Partner London, said:

“I am very honoured by this appointment and it’s great that I’ll be sharing this challenge with my friend and colleague Michael Volikas. Ince has had a great year and I have no doubts about the businesses’ ability to continue growing and offering the best in class advice that it is known for, to all of our clients across all of our sector and service specialisms.”

Michael Volikas, Joint Managing Partner, said:

“I am excited for the challenge that Nick and I are taking on, as we work together to continue building Ince into a modern, integrated law firm. I look forward to working with all my colleagues both in London and in all of our International offices, on this next stage for Ince.”

With Nick and Michael taking over the daily management of the London Office, Ince Chief Executive and Gordon Dadds Group Chief Executive Adrian Biles will continue to focus further on growing the Group’s international footprint. Following the announcement last month that Ince would be expanding its office in the Lloyd’s of London marketplace, the Group now operates from fourteen offices in eight jurisdictions.

Adrian Biles, Chief Executive of Ince and Gordon Dadds Group plc Chief Executive said:

“Nick and Michael have the perfect combination of skills and expertise to help our clients in London, as well as grow the business across the UK and abroad. With over half a century’s experience between them, there isn’t a difficult scenario or tricky problem they can’t solve and I’m delighted that they have agreed to take on these new roles.”

The announcement follows last month’s publication of the Gordon Dadds Group’s FY18-19 Results. The Group announced strong results for FY18-19, including revenue growth of 69% to £52.6m, as well as even stronger operating profit growth of 73% to £15.2 million, driven by the successful integration of a number of new acquisitions, including Ince & Co

Gordon Dadds acquired the Beijing, Shanghai and London offices of Ince & Co last year and agreed network arrangements with the wider Ince offices in April. Gordon Dadds rebranded the firm to Ince in May.

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