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Commercial Disputes

We have a wealth of experience handling commercial disputes across a broad spectrum.

We litigate high value and complex claims at all levels before the English Courts and we work with lawyers internationally to resolve cross-border disputes.  We also handle major domestic and international arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, specialist tribunals and ad hoc) and make effective use of all forms of ADR.  As a team we have the capacity and experience to handle heavy claims and we consistently punch above our weight by achieving excellent results against significantly larger firms.  In Chambers Europe (2016) we are described as doing “fantastic litigation work” and in the Legal 500 (2016) as providing “a City-service at non-City rates”.

Areas of work include:

  • arbitration
  • banking disputes
  • civil fraud
  • commercial contract disputes
  • commercial judicial review
  • competition disputes
  • construction disputes
  • director & shareholder disputes
  • financial services disputes
  • injunctive remedies
  • insolvency
  • insurance disputes
  • international litigation including jurisdictional disputes
  • joint venture disputes

  • natural resources & utilities, including energy
  • partnership and LLPs
  • post –transaction claims, including warranty and indemnity claims
  • professional negligence
  • real estate litigation
  • restitution claims
  • shipping & international trade
  • technology
  • trust litigation

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