The London Solicitors Litigation Association has elected commercial litigation specialist John Bramhall as its new president.

John, a partner with DAC Beachcroft LLP, is taking over from Francesca Kaye of Russell-Cooke LLP to serve a two-year term in office, leading one of the country’s key representative groups for litigation lawyers.

With 25 years of experience in a wide range of international commercial, financial and City-related commercial disputes, John’s role as president will allow him to represent the views of the London litigation community at what is a challenging time for the profession.

John has been a member of the LSLA throughout his legal career, during which time he has played a key role in ensuring the views of the organisation are represented at the highest level.

John commented: ‘I am delighted to take over the role of president of the LSLA. London is a world-class centre for dispute resolution and is the venue of choice for international litigation. As president, I am keen to do whatever I can to maintain London’s key place at the centre of international and domestic dispute resolution.  

‘Francesca Kaye has has overseen some fundamental changes in the association and I hope to be able to build on both her and the LSLA’s success.’