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Steve Dunseath

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Steve is a Partner in our commercial dispute resolution group. He has a very wide range of dispute resolution experience and has been involved in many high value and complex disputes for clients operating in both the private and public sectors. Many of the cases in which he has been involved have been high profile and a number have been reported.

Steve has extensive experience of High Court litigation, including the Commercial and Mercantile Courts and Technology and Construction Court, and of Court of Appeal proceedings and International Arbitration. He has also resolved many cases by way of mediation and without prejudice negotiations.

Examples of the cases in which Steve has been involved include commercial contract disputes, loss of profit claims, breach of warranty claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, IT disputes, professional negligence claims and media and defamation claims. He also has significant experience of interim injunction applications, both obtaining and defending. He has also acted for clients in connection with various sports related disputes.

Steve is a member of the firm's Diversified Industrials and the Sports sector groups. He has been noted by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories as being "pragmatic and business focussed" (2013); a “leader in his field” (2014); “thorough, relentless and strategic” (2015); and “an excellent litigator” (2015) who “always gives clear and concise advice” (2015). 




East Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

Within: Commercial litigation: Nottingham and Derby

The ‘strong’ team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP has a focus on the diversified industrials, utilities and energy and sports and media sectors. Practice head Steve Dunseath specialises in industrials-related litigation ranging from the engineering and aerospace to the automotive and chemicals sectors. Recently promoted legal director Louise Howarth, who is known for her ‘tactically sound advice’, is in charge of the utility and energy sectors, where the group handles statutory challenges, civil claims in the High Court and large-scale regulatory investigations. The practice recently acted for Pendragon in a civil fraud claim against a former employee in relation to a £2.5m theft which saw the team not only obtain a worldwide freezing injunction and a restraining order against the defendant, but also successfully recover a large proportion of the stolen funds. Other clients include Johnson Controls, Severn Trent Water and Ecclesiastical Insurance Office.

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