The story of a 150 million pound deal and a 30 hour negotiation

Meet us and our people

Rather than simply telling you about life here, we want to introduce you to recent trainees and mentors so you can read about what Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is like through the their eyes.

Meet your mentor

    • Anthony Lennox

      Anthony Lennox

      Partner, Head of Insurance/Reinsurance

      "Treat everyone (no matter their position) in a way in which you would like to be treated yourself."

    • Elizabeth Bradley

      Elizabeth Bradley

      Partner, Head of Tax

      "Be focused, driven and set realistic goals. Believe in yourself and never give up!"

    • Michael Anderson

      Michael Anderson

      Partner, Co-head of Corporate Finance

      “This is a people business so engage with colleagues and clients, always be alert to opportunities both for yourself and the firm, and although we work hard we want to do so in a respectful and enjoyable environment”

    • Tim Smith

      Tim Smith

      Partner, Planning & Environment

      "If you are given a self-contained piece of work try and follow up what happened so that you can understand the context."

    • Emma Howdle-Fuller

      Emma Howdle-Fuller

      Partner, Head of Banking

      "There is no such thing as a stupid question - it is far better to ask than to go down the wrong path."

    • Simon Kenley

      Simon Kenley

      Partner, Commercial Real Estate

      "Keep an open mind and be bright and enthusiastic."

    • Richard Shaw

      Richard Shaw

      Partner, Commercial & Outsourcing

      "Make sure you are properly briefed, and don't be afraid to ask if you don't know something."

    • Mark Richards

      Mark Richards

      Partner, Head of Projects & Infrastructure

      "Enthusiasm goes a long way, remaining positive and being curious - asking yourself is this the best I can do?"

    • Damian Fleming

      Damian Fleming

      Partner, Commercial Real Estate

      “Take pride in your work product. From your first day in the office, your output will be making a difference to our clients’ business.”

    • James Good

      James Good

      Partner, Planning & Environment

      "Whatever happens try and be positive in outlook and attitude. Do not recite law - give advice, that is what clients pay for."

    • Justin Cornelius

      Justin Cornelius

      Partner, Antitrust & Competition

      “The more you push yourself outside your comfort zone, the wider that comfort zone will become.”

    • Helen Jenkins

      Helen Jenkins

      Head of Knowledge Development, Asia

      “No-one knows everything: be good at what you do know and have the courage to learn and ask questions about the rest”. 

Set two. Eigth transaction. 10 days. A singular experience


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