Inside Westlaw UK
Spotlight on authors

spotlight on authors

The articles on Westlaw UK Insight are written by experts in the field, be they leading solicitors, barristers, QCs and academics. We are proud to work with some of the best minds in the business, and are happy to highlight some of them below. Be sure to check back regularly as we update our profiled authors regularly.

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Westlaw UK Stuart Brinttenden Stuart Brittenden is an employment law specialist at Old Square Chambers in London with extensive experience acting for both sides in all aspects of individual and collective employment law at both first instance and appellate level. He is ranked in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories as a leader in his field. Prior to joining Old Square Chambers, Stuart attained a Masters in Labour Law (distinction) at the London School of Economics (LSE), and worked as an Employment Law Advisor to the British Dental Association (BDA). He has lectured in Labour Law at the LSE and has published extensively on employment law matters. Stuart is a current Director and Management Committee Member of the Employment Lawyers Association.


Westlaw UK James Findlay James Findlay has long been recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories as a leading practitioner in the fields of planning & environmental (including compulsory purchase), local government & administrative and licensing law. James is currently joint Head of Chambers at Cornerstone Barristers and is a member of both PEBA and ALBA.In 2008, James was called as an Advocate of the Scottish Bar and is a member of Terra Firma chambers in Edinburgh. His practice currently comprises a significant number of appearances both north and south of the Border in Courts at all levels and at inquiries, as well as licensing work at all levels.


Westlaw UK Simon Jelf Simon Jelf is a barrister practising out of Partnership Counsel, at 48 Bedford Row (
Partnership Counsel remains the only chambers specialising exclusively in partnership and limited liability partnership law.
Simon offers a full range of legal services to partnerships and LLPs, from drafting new agreements and reviewing existing arrangements to advice and representation in disputes. Clients range from solicitors, doctors and other professionals to trading partnerships; from large multinational firms to small, high street practices.
Partnership Counsel is unique in both its expertise and approach. Partnership disputes are different – the issues they raise are usually emotive, always sensitive. Simon’s experience of guiding and supporting partners through disputes is often as valuable as his knowledge of the law. His aim is to assist clients to resolve disputes without recourse to litigation.
Simon is a contributor to the ‘Encyclopedia of Professional Partnerships’ and a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners.


Westlaw UK Guy Mansfield Guy Mansfield is an experienced common law Silk practising at One Crown Office Row. He focuses on legal and medical professional issues and has appeared in many reported cases. Guy brings substantial experience in a wider field and public life and acts regularly for both claimants and defendants.
Guy is recognised as a leading practitioner for professional negligence and costs in Legal 500 where he is described as “impressive”, “extremely responsive and technically at the top of his game” and in Chambers & Partners 2013 as “a noted costs silk with a specialism in wasted costs”.


Westlaw UK Jack Royal Jack Royall is a partner at Birketts LLP and is head of the agriculture team. Jack focuses on acting for farmers, landowners and agri-businesses in relation to agricultural work generally including landlord and tenant, partnership and succession planning matters. He has a strong background in a broad range of property related matters and private client work and has developed a specialism in recent years acting for landowners and developers in connection with wind power projects.Jack is a member of NFU Professional and the Agricultural Law Association. Jack is commended for his “great technical innovation and solution-orientated advice” in Legal 500 2012 and is highlighted in Chambers & Partners directory for his “confidence-inspiring knowledge and expertise”.


Westlaw UK Damien Welfare Damien Welfare is a member of Cornerstone Barristers ( He specialises in advising local authorities on their governance and powers, and in advising and representing public authorities and others in Information Law matters. His work on the former has covered a wide range, from drafting or amending local authority constitutions to advice on innovative applications of the former well-being power (in England) and now the general power of competence; or from conduct and probity matters to charging and trading. A former local government officer, he qualified as a barrister in 2001. He is ranked as a Leading Junior in Administrative and Public Law in the 2012 Edition of the Legal 500, and in Local Government in Chambers and Partners 2013.
Damien can be contacted at:
or or on 0207 242 4986.



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