The Team

Specialist lawyers for digital businesses

Based at Platform at the heart of a Leeds tech community we are proud of and invested in. While engaging with our local community, we also work and network both nationally and internationally, supporting clients in the UK, US, Europe and Australasia.

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Paul Berwin

Head of Digital

Paul is a highly regarded solicitor with decades of experience in legal practice, both in commercial contracts and corporate matters, with a particular specialism in advising technology-sector businesses.

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Oliver King

Senior Associate

Oliver is a Senior Associate in Berwins’ corporate team and specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, along with corporate reorganisations, complex shareholding structures and banking and finance.

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Sam Crich

Senior Associate

Sam is a rising star with a passion for technology and the law, whose clients derive great value from his timely and commercial advice.

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Mike Patterson

Head of Employment

Mike is an experienced senior HR and Employment lawyer, highly regarded by clients for his standout ability to articulate often complex and detailed employment issues in an understandable and practical manner – without the use of complicated jargon.

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Andrew Mawdsley

Head of Dispute Resolution

Andrew is an outstanding and highly experienced commercial litigation lawyer with an enviable reputation for achieving favourable results within dispute resolution.

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Natasha Guest

Senior Associate

Natasha is an experienced litigation solicitor within Berwins’ Dispute Resolution team, who has used her strong Commercial background to gain an impressive reputation in the Yorkshire region.

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Elle Margerison


Elle is a Solicitor specialising in commercial, corporate and digital matters. She has a particular interest in Intellectual Property work. 

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