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Adele Whaley

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Greenwoods GRM

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Associate Director


A proactive lawyer who works with clients to resolve problems in a swift, cost effective and commercial manner.

Adele is a senior member of the Disputes team. She has a wealth of experience advising clients on a wide range of commercial disputes involving commercial contracts, negligence claims, recovery of goods, disputes arising out of sale and purchase agreements, insolvency, shareholder and partnership issues and defective goods. 

The disputes Adele has advised on have also involved a wide range of subject matters, ranging from cranes to fitness equipment and petrol stations to Post Offices.

Adele’s client base includes national, regional and international companies.

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Within: Next generation lawyers

Adele Whaley - Greenwoods GRM

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in East Anglia

Greenwoods GRM in Peterborough is known for 'good responses and clear knowledge of English Law in relation to litigation', according to one client. The firm handles a large caseload of regional work as well as a growing number of high-calibre cross-border matters. 'First-class dispute-resolution lawyer' Greenwoods GRM leads the litigation practice and works across the firm's network of offices in London, Peterborough and Cambridge. In Peterborough, the firm has strong associates in Adele Whaley, who has ten years' experience in commercial disputes, and Jamie McConnell, who regularly handles cases for clients in the financial services sector. The practice's varied workload from 2017 includes cases in sectors such as financial services, food, marine, insurance and property. McConnell handled a £2m claim for the purchaser of marine assets which focused on unpaid royalties. Whaley acted for a company seeking £800,000 in unpaid invoices, which subsequently involved defending a counterclaim for alleged defects in equipment sold to a customer in the US.

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East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The intellectual property practice at Greenwoods GRM handles a broad range of issues for the firm's clients in the media sector, particularly those involved in magazine and online publishing. The firm also has expertise in the technology sector, which generates IP work for lawyers in its Cambridge office. Head of corporate and commercial David Woods  leads the practice, drawing on his 20 years' of experience in IP contracts and corporate transactions involving IP-rich businesses. Litigators Adele Whaley and associate Jamie McConnell, who is a rising star in the market, are recommended for contentious IP matters. Whaley recently helped a company pursue a copyright infringement and passing off case, which resulted in a former employee removing material from a new website.

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Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

The corporate and commercial practice at Greenwoods GRM in Peterborough has many clients in the media industry, for which it handles acquisitions and disposals. It also excels in the licensing and exploitation of media assets, advice to e-commerce and digital businesses, and data protection matters. The firm also handles defamation issues and provides pre-publication advice. Corporate partners Alastair Gunn and David Woods, who has niche expertise in e-commerce, are the key contacts. The firm’s association with Australian  firm Kemp Strang, which sent Douglas Linnette to the firm's Cambridge office, sees it advise UK media clients on their activities in the Australian market. Associate Adele Whaley is also recommended for contentious matters. Highlights for the practice included assisting a magazine publisher with a multimillion-pound equity fund raising transaction.

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