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We are pleased to welcome Stephen Lewis to the Law Commission to lead our work on commercial and common law.
Mr Lewis (pictured), who joins the Commission on 1 January 2015, is an experienced city solicitor. For the last 10 years he has been a consultant at Clyde and Co, working within the firm’s international insurance and reinsurance group. He joined Clyde and Co after almost 20 years as a partner at leading "magic circle" practice 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 has been a member of the Committee of the British Insurance Law Association since 1995 and was Chairman from 2010-12.
Welcoming Mr Lewis, Chairman Sir David Lloyd Jones said: “We are delighted that Stephen Lewis will be joining us at the Law Commission. We have recently launched our 12th Programme of law reform and I have no doubt that his extensive knowledge and experience will prove invaluable as he leads our commercial and common law work and takes forward our important new projects.
“The Law Commission celebrates its 50th anniversary next year and we are particularly pleased that Mr Lewis is able to join us at this exciting time.”
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