Dispute resolution

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We appreciate that taking litigation to trial can be very costly and distracting.  So we pride ourselves, wherever possible, in finding constructive and cost-effective solutions by alternative means such as mediation and negotiation. However where litigation cannot be avoided, our team has the expertise and depth of experience to ensure that, throughout the process, you will receive clear,  strategic and result-oriented advice, and our full support.  

Our dispute resolution team handles a full range of litigation matters, from contract claims to large scale, complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and judicial review.  We regularly appear in the High Court and the Court of Protection as well as courts in the Channel Islands and overseas.  We also have significant experience of alternative dispute resolution and, in particular, arbitration and mediation.

We act for a broad array of clients including individuals, businesses ranging from small family businesses to significant corporates, banks, trustees and trust companies as well as schools, higher education institutions and not-for-profit organisations.  Our experience across this range of sectors ensures that our litigators understand the impact which a dispute can have on both an individual and at an organisational level.  Each dispute requires a tailored solution, and we are committed to working quickly with you to identify and understand the issues you are facing in order to achieve the best possible result. 

Key Cases:

  • Victoria & Albert Museum -v- Durrant [2011]
  • XJA -v- News Group Newspapers Ltd [2010]
  • Coutts & Co -v- Choudery [2009]
  • BMS Associated Limited -v- C J Coleman & Co Ltd [2009]
  • Roberts -v- Swangrove Estates Ltd [2008]


22 October 2014 Mediation: after Jackson Adam Carvalho
08 September 2014 Questions of Capacity Adam Carvalho
22 August 2014 Shepherd v. Fox Williams LLP and others Ben Longworth
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