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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com

Louisa Caswell

Tel:
Work 020 7788 5174
Email:
Web:
www.addleshawgoddard.com
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Litigation.

Position

Louisa is a partner with over 14 years experience in commercial litigation, specialising in complex contractual disputes, warranty and indemnity claims, commercial fraud, professional negligence and supply and distribution issues. Her clients include multinational companies, with a particular focus on the retail and consumer, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors.

Louisa’s practice also includes product disputes and she regularly advises clients on product recalls, product liability claims and group actions.

Louisa has significant experience of running large litigation cases in the English High Court, and of resolving claims through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Examples of recent cases and experience include:

- acting for the Leipzig water authority against UBS in a complex $350m credit derivatives dispute;

- acting for a major pharmaceutical company in defence of a product liability group action.

- acting for a private equity house in a breach of warranty and misrepresentation claim against the former vendors of one of its portfolio businesses;

- recently seconded as acting deputy general counsel to an international mining plc, where responsibilities included managing an SFO investigation;

- advising three charitable trusts in a professional negligence claim against legal advisers;

Career

Qualified 2003; partner, Addleshaw Goddard, 2013.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science (Bsc (econ), economics and philosophy, 2:1); College of Law (LPC, distinction; CPE, commendation).


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Louisa Caswell - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Commercial litigation

Addleshaw Goddard 'has a very dedicated and commercial approach to all aspects of disputes'. The firm has one of the UK's largest litigation practice and is regularly instructed in the biggest and most high-profile cases in the English courts, including large IT disputes and bet-the-company fraud cases. Michael Barnett is litigation head, Mark Molyneux, who divides his time between the London and Manchester offices, is commercial litigation head, and Louisa Caswell is London commercial litigation lead. The other names to note are Jon Tweedale, Richard Wise and Richard Clayton, along with legal director Mark Chesher and managing associate Natasha Winter. Former managing associate Richard Levett left for Enyo Law LLP.

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London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Leading individuals

Louisa Caswell - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Product liability: defendant

Addleshaw Goddard's team is a popular choice for clients from the pharmaceutical, retail, consumer goods, and food and drink industries to handle matters relating to recalls, safety and advisory work. The group is acting for GlaxoSmithKline in a group action relating to its antidepressant Seroxat; practice head Louisa Caswell leads on this. Insurance expert Richard Wise is well versed in coverage disputes. Erin Shoesmith in Manchester, who made partner in 2018, acts for the firm's corporate clients facing prosecution and investigation by regulatory bodies. Associates Mark Chesher and Cécile Burgess are regularly involved in the team's most significant matters.

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