DSL Updates


UPDATE: DSL welcomes two new litigation specialists!

 We are delighted to announce the arrival of two new litigation specialists who joined the practice in March 2022:

  • Andrew Holt, who has had a 30 plus year legal career which started in the City of London and culminated in him overseeing the dispute resolution team and being appointed managing partner of a leading regional law firm. His expertise includes commercial property disputes, inheritance disputes, professional negligence, construction, insolvency, building project works issues and landlord and tenant matters.
  • Derek Simmonds, who was previously a senior Equity Partner, where he was head of litigation for a regional law firm.  He has been involved in a wide range of litigation including some high profile, high value cases.  His specific areas of specialisms involve property disputes, commercial disputes, construction disputes and professional negligence. He has a great deal of business knowledge and has a property background. He is an Accredited Mediator for which he has to operate strategically and find solutions.  Derek also brings with him experience in HR and employment law to add to the breadth of knowledge with the firm.


Andrew Holt


Derek Simmonds