What you need to know about Leverets
We are flexible and adaptable to succeed in a changing environment.
Leverets was established as a fused practice in 2018 by Rupert Butler, Barrister, and Stephanie Davies, Solicitor, to provide a streamlined litigation service to businesses, individuals, employers and other legal professionals. Embracing new technologies and located outside London, Leverets is able to provide a highly competitive service enabling wider access to justice for all of its clients.
Barrister, Head of Legal Practice
Rupert Butler has been in private practice as a Barrister since 1988, working at the self-employed bar out of 3 Hare Court, and as founder and principal of Leverets.
Rupert was one of the first barristers to be licensed to conduct litigation and to accept instructions directly from the public, which has led to him appearing in many high profile civil claims, criminal cases and public inquiries.
With substantial experience in litigation and advisory work in the fields of company law and corporate insolvency, Rupert’s practice covers a broad range of chancery and commercial litigation, including insolvency and company-related disputes, claims for breach of directors’ duties and minority shareholders’ actions, breaches of warranty, the enforcement of guarantees and security, liquidators’ claims, civil fraud, asset recovery and constructive trusts.
Rupert also specialises in sports and entertainment work, particularly acting for national governing bodies of sport, sports stars and agents, in all aspects of the business of sport and entertainment, regulation and disciplinary matters. He is recommended in Chambers UK Directory for sports law.
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Solicitor, Head of Development
Stephanie Davies graduated from Kings College London in 1995, carrying out her training contract with Linklaters in London. On qualification Steph joined the Real Estate Department where she worked on many large transactions with high profile clients such as Goldman Sachs, BP and TIAA.
In 2018 Steph joined Rupert as Solicitor and Head of Development, to establish the fused practice that is Leverets.
M.Sc. Criminal and Forensic Psychology
Undergraduate Law Degree, Kings College London
Catherine O’Flynn trained at Linklaters and has worked in both its London and New York Offices. She has also spent 2 years with Clifford Chance in its Milan office. Catherine has experience in a wide range of corporate and commercial cases including leading on cross-border M&A and outsourcing, management buyouts and insolvencies. She has worked with blue chip corporations, investment banks, small corporations and sole practitioners.
Catherine joined Leverets this year to help meet the needs of its expanding practice.
Jamie Ptaszynski graduated from Cambridge University before completing his law qualifications, and joining the city law firm Bird & Bird LLP, where he developed his commercial litigation and arbitration skills. Jamie is on secondment to Leverets from Onside Law, where he is an associate in the sports dispute-resolution team. He has advised clients through all phases of disputes and at all levels of the English court and has experience advising on arbitrations under various of the international arbitration bodies, including the LCIA and the ICC.
Rachel Waghorn joined leverets in February 2019 as practice manager, having previously worked within the Financial Services industry. With over 20 years of experience, Rachel is responsible for the day to day administration of Leverets.
Leverets has always provided us with a prompt, efficient service and would happily recommend them to people.
Working with Leverets has made my case less stressful and helped resolve a problem that was making my life a pain. I would recommend them if you have a legal problem to resolve.