Pollack wins top litigation role at SJ Berwin

Tim Taylor, the head of SJ Berwin’s burgeoning litigation department, has been replaced after seven years in the post by South African litigator Craig Pollack.

Pollack takes the reins of a litigation department that SJ Berwin is committed to expanding. It recently hired Russian arbitration specialist David Goldberg from Kennedys, and assistant Iona Levine, a derivatives litigator from Baker & McKenzie.

Pollack, a specialist banking, fraud and insurance litigator, has been at the firm since 1991.

Murray Rosen QC, head of 11 Stone Buildings, a chancery set regularly instructed by SJ Berwin, said: “Pollack and Taylor have really personified the tough and creative approach to litigation that SJ Berwin prides itself on.

“When Tim took on the role the firm was known as a corporate deals firm and only just on the map for litigation. Now they are seen as a force to be reckoned with.”