Advising LLPs, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and individual partners on contentious matters, doesn’t just require legal expertise – it requires an in-depth knowledge of the unique nature of their operating structures and governance arrangements and the experience necessary to devise effective solutions to what are often very sensitive and personal disputes.
We have a highly talented and recognised market leading team of dispute resolution solicitors with a wealth of experience in advising businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial sectors including legal, financial services, accountancy, management consultancy, surveying, media, architectural and property.
Our dispute resolution expertise spans compromise through mediation to resolution by litigation and arbitration and we are rightly proud of our reputation for providing exceptional levels of advice and service in a range of disputes including:
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Preparing to issue proceedings26 April 2017
This note provides general guidance on the steps to consider prior to embarking on litigation. There are a number of practical considerations that should be taken into account. The civil justice system in England expects parties to take a certain number of steps before issuing proceedings. This guide runs through these matters in outline.
Litigation Costs26 April 2017
This guide provides a general introduction to the recovery of litigation costs from your opponent. It discusses general principles as well as problems that may arise during the course of litigation, providing practical guidance as to how to secure the best recovery.
Marathon Asset misses the jackpot again12 April 2017
After being awarded only £2 in nominal damages in its breach of confidence case, Marathon Asset has been heavily penalised on costs after failing to accept the defendants’ Part 36 offer.
Expert Witnesses16 March 2017
This guide provides a general introduction to the use of experts in court proceedings. The rules governing expert evidence are found in Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules, Practice Direction 35, the Court Guides and the Guidance for Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims published by the Civil Justice Council. This guidance will highlight the main points you need to know, consider issues often encountered and offer some practical tips.
Court considers service of a defendant’s notice to force claimant to serve proceedings or discontinue a claim14 February 2017
A recent decision not only reminds practitioners of a defendant’s ability to force a claimant to either serve proceedings or discontinue a claim by using a CPR 7.7(1) notice, but also considers for the first time the date for compliance with such a notice.
Legal advice privilege: Not as wide as you think?08 February 2017
Who is a lawyer’s client and what type of communications are protected for the purposes of legal advice privilege have been the subject of two recent important High Court decisions. These cases make it clear that not all communications between lawyers and a client’s employees will be protected by legal advice privilege, even if the communication took place to allow legal advice to be given.
Does a solicitor own the goodwill associated with their own name?01 February 2017
In (1) Juthika Bhayani and (2) Bhayani Law Limited v Taylor Bracewell LLP this question was considered by the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.