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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Alex Jakubowski

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Clarke Willmott LLP

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Commercial Litigation


Alex is a Partner in the Commercial Litigation team and has particular experience with contractual disputes, financial services disputes, professional negligence, commercial agency disputes and IT disputes.

South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Bristol

Within: Leading individuals

Alex Jakubowski - Clarke Willmott LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Bristol

Clarke Willmott LLP has ‘one of the strongest teams in the South West for financial services disputes and general commercial litigation’.  Practice head Alex Jakubowski is highly rated for contract and insurance litigation and also has niche expertise in commercial agents regulations; clients see him as ‘the sort of lawyer you really want on your side’. Jakubowski is instructed by a Hong Kong law firm to assist Grand Mark Printing with a £1m dispute with a UK customer concerning years of unpaid invoices. Richard Moore has unique expertise in patent litigation and is one of ‘the group’s most respected litigators’. Moore is representing Resman, a Norwegian technology company operating in the oil and gas space, in a claim concerning the infringement of its European patent by Tracerco. Additionally, Moore successfully represented Icescape in a highly publicised patent dispute, which is now being appealed. Philippa Hann and Stephen Searle have experience with group actions and pensions and trustee disputes. The team also handles procurement challenges, professional negligence, agriculture-related claims and insolvency litigation.

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South West: Human resources


Within: Immigration

Clarke Willmott LLP provides immigration advice to businesses and also private clients in relation Tier 1 investor visas, marriage visas, permanent residency and naturalisation. It acts for a domestic and international client base and has a particular focus on Far East clients whom it advises through its China desk. The firm specialises in advising on routes for foreign migrants to enter the UK to establish a business or obtain permission to work for a subsidiary or foreign registered branch. Recent highlights include successfully obtaining a Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa for the commercial director of Bandai to its UK subsidiary. Partner Alex Jakubowski  heads the team and is supported by senior associate Tim Copplestone  who is ‘very sharp’ and 'sees solutions from different angles’. Clients include Jiangsu Guotai International Group Shanghai Import and Export, CityWest Homes, Kong Company and Alliants.

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South West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Clarke Willmott LLP advises corporate clients, private client’s insurers and trustees on a range of professional negligence issues. It mainly acts for claimants but also undertakes defendant work. It acts in claims against professionals such as solicitors, barristers, financial advisers, financial planners, banks, architects, surveyors, valuers, auditors, land agents and tax advisors. Recent highlights include acting for RQ Capital against Robert Simpson in relation to a case of a property that was overvalued by around £12m. Another highlight includes acting for Great Lakes Reinsurance and Burford Capital in a negligence claim against Penningtons Manches, this related to negligent advice given during litigation. Philippa Hann gives ‘consistently clear and correct strategic and technical advice’. She focuses on financial litigation and is experienced in the High Court claims and alternative dispute resolutions (ADRs). Alex Jakubowski heads the team and specialises in contractual disputes, financial services disputes, commercial agency disputes and IT disputes. He has ‘a good level of knowledge’ and is ‘tactically aware’. Clients include Arbuthnot Latham, Lloyds Bank, Julian Hodge Bank, West Bromwich Building Society and NFU.

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