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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8


Traditionally known as a niche IT and IP practice, iLaw is now also known for complex and international commercial litigation disputes. The 'team is exceedingly commercially astute and delivers good outcomes for difficult disputes'. Commercial litigation head Mark Culbert was appointed managing partner in 2019; director Tom Clark is also highly regarded.

Practice head(s):Mark Culbert; Tom Clark


'Great, practical advice from experienced solicitors'.

'Mark Culbert is steady under fire'.

'Tom Clark is a committed and adept operator'.

Key Clients

Mitchells & Butlers

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents


Interquest Group

G&C Systems

Women’s Aid

Goldsmith Jewellers

Kwik Fit

T M Lewin

Majestic Wine

La Tasca

Arnold Clark

William Russell

The Evergreen Group



H Tempest

Work highlights

  • Acted for a number of High Street retailers in group litigation action against MasterCard and Visa in relation to interchange fees.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms
IT and telecoms - ranked: tier 4


Boutique IT and IP-focused firm iLaw handles a range of transactional and contentious instructions across the sector. The team advises customers and suppliers on IT contracts, and also handles contractual disputes, corporate transactions and IP and regulatory matters, particularly those involving data protection issues. Justin Ellis heads up the practice and specialises in non-contentious IT work, while Mark Culbert is a key name for litigation and Matthew Poli for corporate matters.

Practice head(s):Justin Ellis

Other key lawyers:Mark Culbert; Matthew Poli


'ILaw is a go-to firm in the field. The team understands the requirements of its client's business and sets its costs appropriately.'

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