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Our experienced team of dispute resolution specialists deals with high-value, high-profile and complex commercial disputes, often with an international element.

When a dispute arises we work closely with our clients to achieve the best possible outcome while minimising the financial impact and the disruption to their business. We provide practical strategies that fit with our clients’ commercial objectives and which help mitigate and manage risk, whether that involves negotiating an early settlement, making effective use of all forms of ADR or navigating the full litigation or arbitration process up to a final hearing.

We act for a wide range of clients including private businesses, HNW and UHNW individuals, successful entrepreneurs and investors, private banks and asset managers, cultural institutions, schools and universities.

Our commercial litigation expertise

  • Commercial contract disputes;
  • Civil fraud and asset tracing;
  • Professional negligence claims against a range of professionals including solicitors and accountants;
  • Claims arising out of corporate transactions including warranty and indemnity claims;
  • Insurance coverage disputes;
  • Shareholder claims including unfair prejudice petitions and derivative actions;
  • Judicial review;
  • Jurisdiction challenges; and
  • Making and resisting applications for injunctive remedies including freezing orders, search orders and springboard injunctions.

We have a strong global network of trusted lawyers and other advisors including forensic accountants, PR advisors, business intelligence firms and litigation funders. Where appropriate we help our clients to build multi-disciplinary teams of experts and work closely with them to provide seamless technical and commercial solutions to complex contentious issues.

 

Recent work highlights:

  • Acting for an investment fund in its US$80 million Commercial Court claim against multiple international defendants arising out of investments on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Edgeworth Capital on the recovery of approximately £100 million of debt owed by two well-known property developers, including bankruptcy proceedings in the High Court.
  • Defending an UHNW client against multi-million pound claims made by five spread betting operators relating to losses alleged to have been caused by the temporary Covid-induced market crash in March 2020.
  • Advising a private bank involved in the Ingenious film finance scheme litigation.
  • Acting for a sovereign wealth fund in a multi-million pound claim against an investment management firm.
  • Representing the British Airline Pilots Association in a complex judicial review claim against the DWP and the Pensions Protection Fund in an important test case challenging the PPF’s system for protecting members of occupational pension schemes.
  • Advising a national association on its engagement with the landmark Supreme Court test case on business interruption insurance.
  • Advising a client on resisting an anti-suit injunction in the High Court which was designed to prevent the progress of claims in the US valued at US$100 million.

Provides a first-rate litigation service where the client’s needs are always given priority... Creative, flexible and able to think outside the box.

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