National law firm Shoosmiths has announced the launch of its' luxury asset litigation group following the appointment of Elliot Bishop.
Elliot - who will be based in Shoosmiths' London office at Tower42 - will head up the new group, which will provide specialist legal advice on a wide range of luxury assets including yachts, original artwork and classic cars.
The service has been set up in response to the increasing client demand for support with the management and protection of personal and corporate high value assets.
Elliot brings with him over 18 years legal experience, specialising in multi-jurisdictional litigation with a wealth of experience acting for clients on an array of issues including commercial disputes with luxury assets.
He joins Shoosmiths from Hill Dickinson where he has spent the last 10 years of his career within the Yacht Team, acting on behalf of major insurers and banks in respect of coverage issues and enforcement of marine loan security and representing ultra-high net worth clients in commercial disputes with luxury assets. A well known and popular figure within the marine industry, Elliot frequently advised on yacht charter disputes, and commission payments triggered by the sale and purchase of superyachts.
Elliot is recognised in the Chambers directory for his astute skills and professionalism and is described as an 'associate to watch'.
Commenting on his appointment, Shoosmiths partner Melanie Chell, said:
"We are pleased to welcome Elliot to Shoosmiths. This is an exciting time as we launch our luxury asset litigation group and he will play a pivotal role in leading and shaping the direction of the service around the needs of our clients. We are confident that he will help strengthen and grow our existing luxury asset client base, and we look forward to developing our service offering over the coming months.'
Senior associate and head of luxury asset litigation, Elliot commented:
'Shoosmiths has a strong reputation for exceptional client service and expertise, and this is a great opportunity to expand its' specialist legal offering in the luxury asset market. I'll be working closely with partners from across the business to provide our clients with an extensive service that covers all their legal needs. Our office in the heart of the City is close to our core insurance, banking and family office client base who have all been extremely receptive since my move and I very much look forward to working closely with them."