Press Release | Spencer West Hires Axiom Ince’s Head of Employment

29 August 2023

Leading full-service international law firm, Spencer West, is pleased to announce the appointment of Partner Sharokh Koussari to its employment team.


Sharokh, who was a salaried partner and head of employment at Axiom Ince, has joined the City of London employment team at Spencer West.  Sharokh had been an employment partner at DWFM Beckman prior to the firm merging with Axiom Stone in 2021.  Before joining DWFM Beckman Sharokh spent time as a partner at Howard Kennedy, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin, and Simons Muirhead & Burton. 


Sharokh, who has been recognised in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, represents a broad range of UK and overseas corporate clients, entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in their employment and disputes matters.  Regularly advising clients tactically in contentious situations with the aim of achieving solutions commercially and effectively, he also advises on shareholders’ and boardroom disputes, as well as heavy employment matters successfully resolving complex contentious issues. 


Commenting on his appointment, Sharokh Koussari said: 


“I am excited to be starting a new chapter with the team at Spencer West.  This progressive firm has a raft of experienced lawyers that hail from leading City, national and international law firms as well as senior in house positions, and I look forward to working with them to continue delivering the very best service to my clients old and new.” 


Spencer West Managing Partner, Antoine West, commented: 


“We gladly welcome Sharokh to our growing team of talented legal experts. Recognised across the City for our core values of collaboration, entrepreneurship, and excellence, we work in a modern way.  We empower our people to work with autonomy over where, when, and how they work, and we know that Sharokh will be a great addition to our dynamic team.” 


Founded in 2010, Spencer West is a leading full-service international law firm advising businesses and individuals across the UK and globally. The firm’s international presence and global outlook enables it to advise on corporate, commercial, disputes, and private wealth matters across multiple jurisdictions. 





Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Antoine West is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises corporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution & professional negligence.