Jul 18, 2023

Smith Gambrell Russell UK’s Zara Evans Earns Qualification as a Solicitor

ATLANTA (July 18, 2023) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the promotion of Zara Evans from U.K. senior transaction paralegal to associate in the London office following her qualification as a Solicitor. Prior to joining SGR in 2019, Zara served as a paralegal with Milbank LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright.

As a member of SGR’s Global Transport Practice, Zara focuses on aviation transactions, including the acquisition, finance and leasing of aircraft and aircraft engines on behalf of leasing companies, airlines and other aviation industry entities. Prior to joining SGR, she was a practicing paralegal for a number of years. Zara earned her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Portsmouth. She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London. Zara also earned a post-graduate certificate in International Business Practice from St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, London.

“We are very proud of Zara on her recent qualification as a solicitor and delighted that she has chosen to practice with SGR,” said Ben Graham-Evans, SGR’s U.K. office co-founding partner. “Zara’s growth and progression from paralegal to Solicitor demonstrates both Zara’s ambition and drive but also the Firm’s commitment to mentoring and fostering the professional development of its talented junior lawyers in a market leading working environment.”

Since it’s opening in 2017, SGR’s UK practice has continued to grow with significant hires to meet client demands and market opportunities within the global transport industry. The Firm’s Global Transport Practice now comprises nearly 40 lawyers located across the Firm’s network of offices, which also includes Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, and New York.

About Smith Gambrell Russell
SGR is a full-service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The Firm’s nearly 400 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 50 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, insurance/reinsurance, construction, employment law, international, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has 14 domestic and international offices, including Atlanta; Austin; Charlotte; Chicago; Jacksonville, FL; London; Los Angeles; Miami; Munich; New York; Southampton; Springfield, IL; Tampa, FL; and Washington, D.C.

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