Legal and professional services business Knights has appointed a new Partner to its Dispute Resolution team – adding further strength to its team in Sheffield.

Dorrien Peters brings 20 years’ dispute resolution experience to Knights – specialising in helping clients resolve commercial disputes.

Having begun his career as an aerospace engineer, Dorrien has taken this experience into two decades of working with manufacturers specialising in a range of industries including steel-making, metals processing and injection-moulding.

This work has seen Dorrien support clients through High Court litigation, adjudication, mediation, expert determination and domestic arbitration – as well as advising clients on matters in other countries including much of Europe, the United States, Hong Kong and the Middle East.

Dorrien Peters said:

“Knights’ approach of building relationships with clients is exactly how I like to work – so I’m really pleased to have joined the business.

“I find that my experience in manufacturing allows me to build client relationships that always prove to be beneficial in the understanding of the often-technical detail of manufacturing and commercial disputes allowing me to achieve the best possible outcomes.

“My first few weeks at Knights have been great and I’m looking forward to helping the business continue to change the way legal and professional services are delivered.” 

Knights’ Recruitment Director, Tim Bates, said:

“We’re growing quickly right across Yorkshire, so it’s great to add Dorrien’s experience to Knights’ team in Sheffield.

“Dorrien is the latest top-quality talent to join our team, as we make good progress in becoming the premium legal and professional services business outside London."

The appointment adds to Knights’ team in Sheffield, which was recently bolstered by the return of two lawyers.

Senior Associate James Badger has returned to Knights’ Construction team – bringing a wealth of construction contract experience back to Knights. Dispute Resolution Solicitor Benjamin Brown has also returned to Knights.