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Liam Owen

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Bell Lax Limited

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Commercial Disputes


Associate director and solicitor advocate (civil), specialising in shareholder disputes, construction disputes, contentious probate disputes, and contractual disputes of all kinds.


Trained at Bell Lax under Peter Lax, qualifying in January 2012.

Achieved Higher Rights of Audience in England and Wales (Civil) in 2012.

2013 - worked at TLT in Bristol in the Professional Negligence team.

2014 - returned to Bell Lax.

2015 - promoted to Associate.

2016 - promoted to Associate Director.



SRA, Birmingham Law Society, PNLA, Solicitors' Association of Higher Court Advocates, Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates


The King's School in Macclesfield

BA (Philosophy): 2:1, University of Sheffield

GDL (Commendation), Keele University

LPC (Commendation), University of Law, Chester


Tennis, football, reading, film, self-improvement.

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Within: Next generation lawyers

Liam Owen - Bell Lax Limited

Within: Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Bell Lax Limited is a ‘strong boutique litigation firm’ that provides ‘a very good level of service and provides very honest advice that takes into consideration clients’ objectives, putting clients’ interest above its own’. Associate director Liam Owen and associate Natalie Bradshaw  acted for RGB Group in a number of cases, including one regarding an alleged failure to pay for construction works done to a hotel in Leicester Square, and another case concerning its purchase of defective lifts. Owen also deals with reputation management matters; he advised a victim of the contaminated blood factor products scandal concerning a statement in Ken Clarke QC MP’s autobiography concerning the ex gratia payments to victims, which were initially inaccurately described as compensation. Consultant Peter Lax (‘very good with complex matters’) handles a variety of insolvency disputes and shareholder litigation. Solicitor-advocate Qarrar Somji is ‘an impressive and industrious litigator’. Director Richard Kerry , whose work includes shareholder disputes 'is very agreeable and doesn’t get ruffled; he looks after his clients’.

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