Appointed are Claire Kitchen as Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation; Adam McCaw, Insolvency and Debt Recovery Partner and Kay Baker, Contested Wills, Trusts and Probate Partner.

The appointment of Claire, Adam and Kay brings the total number of Ellisons’ Dispute Resolution team to 34, and includes specialists who deal with property, insolvency, construction, contentious probate and commercial disputes.

Claire specialises in multi-jurisdictional high value dispute resolution and has been involved with several high profile and international commercial litigation cases. Claire also has considerable experience defending and pursuing cases involving fraud and dishonesty as well as responding to and procuring Worldwide Freezing Orders, and other injunctive relief.

Throughout her career, Claire has been the lead adviser in several reported cases and has also acted in many harassment and defamation cases. She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and is a qualified mediator.

Adam McCaw is ranked as a leading individual in the Legal 500 and a notable practitioner in Chambers and Partners guides to the legal profession. Before joining Ellisons Solicitors, Adam worked as a director at a specialist insolvency and restructuring practice and is a first rate and diligent insolvency litigator with a wealth of experience advising on specialist insolvency cases, acting for insolvency office-holders, directors and other stakeholders in insolvent situations.

Adam also has a vast experience in advising directors and stakeholders in companies that are impacted by financial issues on corporate recovery and turnaround procedures including Company Voluntary Arrangements, Voluntary and Compulsory Liquidations and Administrations and advises office-holders on issues arising during the course of their insolvency appointments. He is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner (being one of a small number of solicitors in the East of England to hold this qualification) and a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals.

Qualifying in 2007, Kay is a skilful and diligent succession and trusts lawyer who initially dealt with a mix of non-contentious and contentious trust and probate work before deciding to specialise in purely contentious probate work. Kay is an accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator, a full member of STEP and ACTAPS as well as a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly, ensuring all clients are treated with respect and dignity.

Lee Pearce, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, said:

“I am delighted to further strengthen the Dispute Resolution team with Claire, Adam and Kay, all specialists in their respective fields. Their appointment will have a very positive impact upon the team, our existing and new clients, and such strength in depth will enable us to maintain the trusted advisor role that we strive to achieve.”

L-R Scott Porter, Head of Insolvency and Debt Recovery, Claire, Adam, Kay and Lee

For more information please visit: Business Dispute Resolution Solicitors 

About Ellisons Solicitors:

Established for more than 250 years, Ellisons Solicitors is Alliott Global Alliance's (AGA's) law firm member based in East Anglia. A top 200 UK law firm, it is one of the region’s oldest, most established, and fastest growing firms and has a proven track record of providing clients with first class service and advice, enabling them to make the right decisions. The firm is recognised as a leading law firm in the Legal 500 and is certified as a great place to work 2023-2024.

Ellisons advises businesses and individuals across the UK and beyond – aided by its membership of AGA. 

The team at Ellisons provide advice and assistance in most areas of English law, including company law, commercial law, property law, dispute resolution, employment matters, family law and tax law.