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Stewarts Law LLP

9 BOND COURT, LEEDS, LS1 2JZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 222 0022
Fax:
Fax 0113 222 0044
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

‘A first-class litigation boutique’, Stewarts Law LLP is ‘easily one of the best for litigation outside of the Magic Circle’ fielding ‘a strong team with a sense of purpose’ that is ‘undoubtedly the premier firm in Yorkshire, maybe even nationally’. The group is highly regarded for its experience in cartel damage claims, financial services disputes, fraud matters and investigations. Mo Bhaskaran, who ‘strikes the right balance between aggression and realism’, leads the department, which also fields the ‘tenacious’ Kate Pollock, who is ‘efficient and a popular team leader for competition work’; the ‘absolutely brilliant’ Jonathan Sinclair and senior associate Nick Haworth, who is ‘a savvy litigator with a bright future ahead of him’. Highlights included Pollock representing multiple corporates in cartel actions relating to interchange fees charged by MasterCard on debit and credit card transactions, Sinclair acting in cartel actions against Visa relating to interchange fees and Ian Gatt QC representing Iiyama in damages proceedings relating to a cathode ray tube cartel. Marks and Spencer, Wm Morrison, Home Retail Group and B&Q are also clients. Martin Walsh made partner in 2018.

Leading individuals

Jonathan Sinclair - Stewarts Law LLP

Next generation lawyers

Nick Haworth - Stewarts Law LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Clinical negligence: claimant
Clinical negligence: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

'A pre-eminent claimant clinical negligence firm', Stewarts Law LLP is many clients' 'first port of call for high-value claims'. 'Immensely knowledgeable and tactically aware'' practice head Frank Pinch  is 'extremely experienced, very knowledgeable and pragmatic'. Key areas of expertise include  matters involving spinal cord, brain injury and other serious and complex injuries. The team is also highlighted for offerings a 'personal service' with its strength for 'client care and case preparation' being described as 'the hallmark of the firm'. The 'truly excellent' practice also includes senior associate Gabrielle Ross, who employs a 'tenacious approach and particular attention to detail'.

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Personal injury: claimant
Personal injury: claimant - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

Highlighted as 'true specialists in personal injury matters' Stewarts Law LLP Leeds is described as 'the pre-eminent firm for catastrophic injury claims'. The team handles fatalities, brain and other serious injuries, with 'particular expertise in dealing with spinal cord injuries'. 'Highly knowledgeable' and 'frighteningly intelligent' practice head Daniel Herman  is 'a formidable opponent, but puts clients at ease'; he led representation of six claimants based in India following a minibus crash in England, which resulted in one fatality and five individuals sustaining serious injuries including spinal cord and brain injuries. In this complex cross-border matter, the team successfully argued for a discount rate of -5% rather than 2.5%, achieving a substantial result for clients. The team's other key partners, Warren Maxwell - who is singled out for his 'charm, sheer tenacity and attention to detail' - and 'master tactician' Ben Townsend, have specialisms in employer and occupiers liability cases and brain injury claims respectively. Senior associate Rebecca Hill is also a key name to note.

Leading individuals

Ben Townsend - Stewarts Law LLP

Daniel Herman - Stewarts Law LLP

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire
Family: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire - ranked: tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP

The divorce and family practice at Stewarts Law LLP acts exclusively in high value disputes and provides 'excellent response times and a good level of knowledge'. Practice head Adrian Clossick is highly regarded and has significant experience in dealing with financial remedy matters, often involving cross-borderelements, business interests and complex corporate structures. The team also handles complex disputes concerning the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA). Senior associate Edward Heaton joined the team in May 2017 from Mills & Reeve LLP and is recommended for his 'exceptional client care skills'.

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