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Stephen Lewis

Law Commission welcomes new Commercial and Common Law Commissioner

Experienced city solicitor Stephen Lewis joins us this month to head up our Commercial and Common Law team. For the last 10 years Mr Lewis has been a consultant at Clyde and Co, working within the firm’s international insurance and reinsurance group. Prior to that he spent almost 20 years as a partner at global law firm Clifford Chance.

Mr Lewis has over 30 years' experience working in litigation and dispute resolution and, since 1983, has been primarily focusing on insurance and reinsurance. He will be leading our law reform work relating to insurance contract law, bills of sale, consumer pre-payments, and leasehold terms in retirement homes and similar developments.

Commenting on his new role, Mr Lewis said: “The work we do in these areas of law over the next few years has the potential to deliver real benefits to businesses and individual citizens, in particular to some of the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

“It is a privilege to have an opportunity such as this to contribute to making the law simpler, fairer and easier to use. I look forward to tackling these projects with great enthusiasm and, at the end of my five-year tenure, to leaving commercial law in England and Wales in a better state than I find it now.”

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