IP expert moves to DJ Freeman

LEADING intellectual property lawyer Alex Carter-Silk, an expert in the field of fashion design protection, has joined DJ Freeman's litigation team.

Carter-Silk, formerly head of commercial litigation at Edward Lewis, said his departure from the smaller City practice was entirely amicable.

He said the move to DJ Freeman presented a “huge opportunity” for him to develop his work in the fields of trade marks and copyright. “Edward Lewis was heavily biased towards insurance litigation and my work was becoming more and more esoteric,” he said.

At Edward Lewis, partner Brendan Murphy takes over at commercial litigation. He said: “Alex wanted to go and pursue a new challenge elsewhere and we wish him very well at DJ Freeman. We are expanding in terms of business generally and will continue to do so.”

A spokesman for Edward Lewis said although the firm had a successful insurance litigation practice its property, corporate and commercial litiga- tion department was also strong.