Bishop & Sewell, Announces Two New Appointments to its Management Board

27th February 2020
Bishop & Sewell, Announces Two New Appointments to its Management Board

Central London law firm, Bishop & Sewell, is pleased to announce two new appointments to its management board.

Mark Chick (pictured, left) takes over as Senior Partner and Michael Kashis is appointed as Managing Partner for Strategy and Implementation.

Founding Partner, Stephen Bishop, commented as follows: "We are delighted to announce these two board appointments, which are a key part of the delivery of our vision for Bishop & Sewell for 2020 and beyond. Michael has exceptional skills in the management arena and Mark has a comprehensive knowledge of the firm, having been key to its growth over the last ten years."

Michael Kashis joined Bishop & Sewell in 2014 as the Head of Corporate; he became a Partner in 2016 and an Equity Member in 2017. In the 14 years prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, he worked for international and multinational firms and institutions including one magic circle firm, one silver circle firm, the number one (for nine consecutive years) Global Mining Law Firm of the Year. Michael has also worked for the European Commission.

Originally specialising property litigation, Mark Chick joined Bishop & Sewell in 2001. He is now recognised as a leading UK authority in Leasehold Reform and heads the firm’s practice group in this area.

Mark has been a member of the partnership at Bishop & Sewell since 2006 and a member of its senior management team since 2011. In addition, he is a director and a founder committee member of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and regularly writes and speaks on leasehold issues.

Over the past ten years, Mark has developed Bishop & Sewell’s Landlord & Tenant practice to become one of the largest specialist teams in the UK. Under his direction, the department has flourished, and he now leads a growing team of highly experienced, specialist solicitors and property experts.

Mark Chick commented: “I am delighted to have the privilege of leading Bishop & Sewell as we move forward into our next phase of growth.

As a business, Bishop & Sewell has unique skills and attributes which have been developed over the years. The firm celebrated its 40-year milestone last year and we now have reached a hugely exciting point in our journey. I am honoured to be able to lead us into this next phase of our development and see Bishop & Sewell forge ahead as a leading Central London Law Firm.”

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