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Freeths LLP

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744170 LEICESTER 41

Mukesh Patel

Work 0845 272 5710
Freeths LLP

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Dispure resolution.


Managing partner, Leicester office. Specialises in commercial litigation. Particular focus on energy sector, financial services, competition law. All types of contractual claims, partnership and shareholder actions, to include warranty actions and injunction applications. Works closely with employment law colleagues on restrictive covenant claims. Acted for Beckett Investment Management Group (BIMG) on their successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2007 (Hall/Yader).


Trained Davies Arnold Cooper; qualified 1993. Head of commercial litigation (Leicester) of HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP. Joined Freeths as partner in November 2008.




Leicestershire Law Society; Thursday Club.


Crown Hills Community College 1980-1985; Oxford University, Corpus Christi College (1990 BA in Jurisprudence)


Family, gardening, reading and gadgets.

East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

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Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

Within: Leading individuals

Mukesh Patel - Freeths LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

The ‘very capable’ team at Freeths LLP ‘has a very commercial outlook’ and handles a varied caseload that spans shareholder and partnership disputes; breaches of director’s duties; commercial contract disputes, including procurement challenges; property litigation; and professional negligence claims. It also handles claims related to restrictive covenants and has particular strength in the construction, financial services and insurance sectors, the last of which recently saw an increase in instructions. ‘Very practical’ practice head Mukesh Patel ‘is very good with clients’ and leads an expanded team following the recruitment of director Emma Anderson  from Shakespeare Martineau LLP. Simon Baigent  and 'very thorough' associate Richard Fitzmaurice are also recommended. The client list consists of a mix of local, regional and national clients including Mazars and Campbell Soup.

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