Johnny Shearman is Chief Operating Officer and Of Counsel at Keidan Harrison LLP, having joined the firm in April 2022. He has gained significant experience in handling a broad spectrum of domestic and international disputes and now oversees key administrative functions within the firm as well as advising on legal and procedural developments.
Johnny is well known in the market as being an advocate for innovation in the legal sector and he works alongside the partners to deliver Keidan Harrison’s strategic vision and long-term growth.
Johnny is ranked as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ for Banking Litigation in The Legal 500. He has worked on some of the highest profile cases in the country including those featured in The Lawyer’s “Top 20 Cases of the Year”.
His legal knowledge encompasses complex contractual and tortious disputes, CIS disputes, professional negligence litigation and contentious insolvency matters. His experience includes disputes at all levels, from County Court to Supreme Court proceedings, as well as international arbitration.
Johnny is recognised as a leading commentator in the London market on civil procedure and legal developments. He was co-editor of the Chambers & Partners UK Litigation Global Practice Guide 2019 and co-author of International E-Discovery: A Global Handbook of Law and Technology, Second Edition. He is routinely published in the legal press and, in particular, has written extensively on LIBOR cessation, Crypto-assets and blockchain technology as well as the Disclosure Pilot Scheme operating in the Business & Property Courts. He was also a featured guest on the “Legally Speaking” Podcast.
Johnny is an elected member of the Law Society Council, representing members of the profession with between six and twelve years post qualification experience.
Prior to joining Keidan Harrison, Johnny practiced at the international law firm Nabarro LLP (now CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP) followed by a 7-year tenure at renowned disputes boutique Signature Litigation LLP.
What the legal directories say
Johnny has been recognised in The Legal 500 and is a “Recommended Lawyer” for Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail.
He is described as “highly recommended” and “engaging and very proactive”.