Burges Salmon grows in Scotland with appointment of senior dispute resolution lawyers

The firm appoints Amy Cornelius as Director and Gregor Hayworth as Senior Associate in its Dispute Resolution team based in Edinburgh

10 January 2022

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Cornelius as Director and Gregor Hayworth as Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team based in Edinburgh.

Further demonstrating the firm's commitment to a strong presence in Scotland and to delivering exceptional client service across the UK, Amy and Gregor’s appointments will enhance Burges Salmon’s already 100+ strong UK-wide Dispute Resolution team that has deep expertise in multiple sectors, including: transport, energy, real estate, financial services, construction and the public sector.

Both Amy and Gregor have a wealth of recent experience that includes leading on substantial and complex claims across a range of sectors.

Prior to joining Burges Salmon, Amy has held a range of senior roles, including Senior Associate, Commercial Dispute Resolution at Dentons UK and Senior Solicitor at Brodies LLP. Gregor Hayworth comes from Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP where he was Associate, Property and Infrastructure Disputes and was previously Associate, Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

The appointment of Amy and Gregor follows the arrival of heavyweight dispute resolution practitioner Ewan McIntyre to Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh team as well as Burges Salmon’s recent appointment of Penny Shannon to Senior Associate in the firm’s Real Estate disputes team in Edinburgh.  In May 2021, the firm also celebrated the second anniversary of the launch of its Edinburgh office, signalling continued growth and investment in its Scotland practice.

Amy Cornelius says: “I’m really proud to be joining a firm with an exceptional reputation in its Dispute Resolution team and genuine commitment to its clients – one that also recognises its responsibility to help the wider community flourish with its responsible business aims.”

Gregor Hayworth says: “I am thoroughly pleased to be joining Burges Salmon at such an exciting time in its growth to help shape the firm’s dispute resolution offering in Scotland. The broad sector expertise of Burges Salmon’s Dispute Resolution team has been clear to me from the outset.”

Ann Metherall, Head of Dispute Resolution at Burges Salmon, comments: “These appointments are a positive step in the growth and development of Burges Salmon’s Dispute Resolution team and we are delighted to have Amy and Gregor on board.”

Key contact

Ann Metherall

Ann Metherall Partner

  • Head of Dispute Resolution
  • Head of Health and Safety
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