Porsche turns to Blake Lapthorn

Blake Lapthorn Linnell has won Porsche Cars GB as a client, advising the company on all its European events.

The instruction is the first major appointment for the firm’s new travel unit, established to advise on travel and tourism law.

Part of the firm’s personal injury and clinical negligence group, the unit is seeking to advise tour operators, individuals injured abroad or insurers defending claims.

Partner Costas Andrea is head of the travel unit, and will lead the advice to Porsche, which will include advising on Porsche Travel Club’s tour activities, including international track days, Arctic driving, driver training and adventure tours.

Andrea said the firm was looking to recruit into the travel unit as the practice grew.

“This is a very exciting new client for the team, and we are delighted to be able to provide our services to Porsche Cars GB,” he said.