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COLLINS HOUSE, 32-38 STATION ROAD, GERRARDS CROSS, SL9 8EL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01753 889995
Fax:
Fax 01753 889851
DX:
40256 GERRARDS CROSS
Email:
Web:
www.bpcollins.co.uk

Matthew Brandis

Tel:
Work 01753 279039
Email:
B P Collins LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Partner and practice group leader specialising in resolving large commercial contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious probate issues and private client matters, including regulatory and magistrates court cases.

Career

Trained Lee Bolton & Lee Solicitors; qualified 1997; partner B P Collins 2002.

Education

Malvern College, Worcs; Exeter University (1994 LLB Hons Law).

Leisure

Swimming, running, skiing, travelling.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

B P Collins LLP fields a team of 'exceptionally good litigators' who combine 'good technical knowledge with a personal service'; for many, the team is 'second to none'. Practice head Matthew Brandis is 'exceptional - incredibly thorough and very good at keeping clients informed and up to date'. He has more than 20 years' experience handling complex contractual disputes, defamation actions and professional negligence claims, and is ably supported by Craig Williams, who 'really considers the clients interests when delivering advice on complex legal issues'; and Nick Hallchurch, whose extensive track record covers shareholder disputes, professional negligence claims against solicitors, health and safety disputes, and regulatory claims. The environmental, technology and pharmaceutical sectors are all key areas of strength for the practice; in an illustration of its capability in the waste management sector, Williams and associate Rajiv Malhotra successfully defended PB Donoghue in a £3m claim for damages arising from oral agreements made with a former HGV driver. In another key matter, Williams and senior associate Simon Carroll represented a local charity in a case arising from a gym operator's failure to make payments and refusal to provide account to avoid fee increases.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

B P Collins LLP attracts praise for its 'thorough knowledge of the practice area and ability to identify issues quickly to work towards a resolution that is in the best interests of the client'. The practice's expertise encompasses the full range of contested probate cases, including Inheritance Act claims, disputes involving the validity and interpretation of testamentary documents, the removal of personal representatives, and disputes arising from the administration of trusts and estates. Craig Williams 'always keeps the client’s objectives in mind and is pragmatic and practical in his approach to the legal issues'. Matthew Brandis is also recommended.

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