Four new partners at Sharpe Pritchard

1 May 2018

London-based public law specialist, Sharpe Pritchard, has promoted four lawyers to the partnership.

Aidan Dickinson, Gemma Duncan, Gemma Townley and Peter Collins are all now partners of the firm.

Their promotions strengthen the firm’s real estate development, compulsory purchase, corporate, and ICT and data offerings.

Aidan Dickinson is a real estate lawyer specialising in compulsory purchase matters. He joined Sharpe Pritchard in 1998 and leads the firm’s CPO practice, focussing on regeneration and highways schemes.

Gemma Duncan is also a member of Sharpe Pritchard’s real estate team. She specialises in development and regeneration work, combining her property skills with specialist procurement knowledge. Gemma joined Sharpe Pritchard as a trainee in 2003.

Gemma Townley is a member of Sharpe Pritchard’s technology and data law team. Gemma advises on complex commercial deals and public procurement, specialising in data protection, freedom of information and intellectual property rights. Gemma joined Sharpe Pritchard as a trainee in 2009.

Peter Collins heads the Sharpe Pritchard corporate law team, where he advises public, private and third sector clients on company acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, fundraisings, group reorganisations, board governance matters and shareholder issues. He also advises public and private sector clients on company formations and the creation of tailored commercial delivery structure, including joint ventures. Peter joined Sharpe Pritchard in 2015.

The promotions mean that 12 of Sharpe Pritchard’s 25 partners are women, putting the firm well ahead of the UK’s largest law firms in terms of proportion of women to men.

Alastair Lewis, Senior Partner at Sharpe Prichard, said: “Aidan, Gemma, Gemma and Peter all have excellent track records in their respective specialisms and our clients very much value their work.

“Their promotions signal our ambitions as a firm in these areas, further strengthening our capabilities.

“I would like to congratulate all four on their well-deserved promotions.

“As a firm, we are also very proud of our diversity record, as we work towards gender parity. This is important in and of itself, but we also believe that bringing a wide range of perspectives to the legal issues we assist our clients with on a daily basis adds value to the advice we offer.”

This article is for general awareness only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. The law may have changed since this page was first published.

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