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DWF

1 SCOTT PLACE, 2 HARDMAN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03333 202220
Fax:
Fax 03333 204440
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law
Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol BS1, Bristol BS1, Brussels, Cologne and 15 more

Claire Graham

Tel:
Work 0845 165 5428
Email:
DWF

Position

Partner


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

DWF’s ‘very responsive’ team provides an ‘excellent service’ and covers a range of disputes including breach of warranty cases, indemnity claims, and shareholder and partnership. Jon Hainey is representing Lancashire County Council in a judicial review of DEFRA’s decision to withdraw a grant worth £90m, following the council’s termination of a £2bn PFI contract to provide waste recycling and disposal across Lancashire. Claire Graham acted for The Insolvency Service in a court application to disqualify directors of Rice Flame Bar & Grill, which operated from various locations in Manchester. WM Morrison, United Utilities Water and Serco Group are also clients. National head of commercial litigation, Joel Heap is ‘extremely professional and totally understanding of the client’s needs and goals’; he is recommended alongside Steve Morris, who is head of commercial litigation in Manchester and is ‘a superb strategist who works tirelessly for his clients’. Other key figures include the ‘very experiencedAndrew Harris; Lee Norman, who handles professional negligence claims; director Chris Gee, who is ‘outstanding’ and ‘understands how important it is to make commercial decisions during litigation’; and senior associates Zoryana Jurczyszyn and Nicole Burton.

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