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A ‘leader in East Midlands dispute resolution’, Gateley Plc’s team includes Chris Greenwell, who routinely advises clients on professional negligence in connection with insolvency and has developed a niche in assisting with contentious probate and inheritance claims. Associate Claire Herbert is also recommended.

Highlights for Hewitsons’ dispute resolution practice included acting in a number of judicial review proceedings in relation to a planning permission for an out of town supermarket. The practice, which is headed by Dominic Hopkins and includes John Shephard and Stephen Cole, routinely acts in mandates related to commercial contracts, professional negligence, insolvency and corporate recovery.

Geraint Davies heads Howes Percival LLP’s ‘impressive and pragmatic’ practice, which is noted for its work for both national and international clients in connection with breach of warranty claims, minority shareholder actions, and commercial agency and distributorship disputes. Clients include HM Revenue & Customs, Getronics Services UK, and Intertek Group.

Following Sundeep Ladwa’s move to the London office in July 2015, Shakespeare Martineau LLP’s ‘highly proficient and practical’ Nottingham practice is now headed by Emma Anderson and Andrew Wilkinson. The practice handles commercial contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, debt recovery, and contentious trust and probate issues.

Spearing Waite LLP acts for clients including Leicester City Football Club, the Panther Group and Travis Perkins, and acts on a wide range of matters including contractual, partnership, shareholder and professional negligence disputes. Jonathan Wheeler and Phillippa O’Neill are recommended.

At Freeths, managing partner Mukesh Patel leads the commercial litigation practice, which continues to act for national and international clients in a wide range of mandates, including construction, insurance, and financial services disputes, as well as property litigation and insolvency litigation.

Recent highlights for Nelsons Solicitors Limited’s team include acting for Bombardier Transportation in a commercial contract dispute and advising a client on a complex construction dispute. The key name to note is Simon Trees.

Chattertons’ commercial litigation team routinely acts in damages and negligence disputes. It recently successfully represented a client in complex IT litigation. David Rogerson heads the department.

At Else Solicitors LLP, Andy Rudkin heads the practice and is noted for his expertise in regard to alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property disputes and defamation.

Langleys Solicitors LLP recently represented a Lincolnshire-based individual in an inheritance dispute involving a £2m estate. Department head Graeme Stenson led on that matter.

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