Lesley Timms

Lesley is a partner in the litigation and arbitration team.

Lesley trained with Withers and became a member of the Commercial Litigation team in 2009. In her 10 years at Withers, she has developed a broad commercial practice with a focus on complex contractual disputes. She is a fluent Italian speaker and is passionate about helping Italian individuals and businesses with interests in the UK as part of her ambition to continue developing Withers’ long Italian tradition. Lesley has been involved in numerous mediations, arbitrations and High Court cases where she has acted in a number of leading cases.

Lesley is also a member of the Withers brands special interest group, which focuses on developing, maintaining and protecting a client’s brand. She therefore regularly advises start-up companies on their contractual arrangements and any risks with a view to avoiding the risk of future litigation. She has also developed a particular experience in commercial agency and distribution arrangements. As part of her broad commercial practice, Lesley also regularly advises on issues of company and personal insolvency, including liquidations, bankruptcy and Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s).

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How to apply


Our requirements

The stagiaire programme is open to Italian law graduates and newly qualified Avvocati.

Application process

There is no deadline date for applications but generally all applications received up until the end of July of the preceding year are considered for places the following year. We therefore often recruit up to a year in advance.

For a place on the 2024/25 stagiaire programme please submit an application on our careers website.

For any queries please email recruitment@withersworldwide.com.