Internal promotion to partner at Tyr

We have promoted commercial litigator, Rebecca Birkby, to partner.

Rebecca joined from RPC in 2020 and becomes the first internal candidate to be promoted to partnership at Tyr.

Rebecca specialises in commercial disputes and advises on a broad range of claims including contractual disputes, professional negligence matters, shareholder disputes, investor disputes, civil fraud and matters involving breach of confidence. She acts for a range of clients including high net worth individuals, large multinational corporates, companies and hedge funds over a variety of industry sectors.

Partner, Alistair Kennedy, said “We are delighted that Rebecca is joining the partnership at Tyr. Rebecca has made a significant contribution to the commercial litigation team and wider firm. She is our 5th commercial litigation partner, and 14th partner overall, as we continue to recruit and develop lawyers of the highest quality who are committed to our core values and providing excellent service to our clients.”

Rebecca Birkby added “I am thrilled to be joining the partnership at Tyr and I am grateful to everyone who has supported me in reaching this milestone. I am looking forward to the next chapter and continuing to support and grow the commercial litigation offering and the firm.

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