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5 ST PAUL'S SQUARE, OLD HALL STREET, LIVERPOOL, L3 9AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

Helen Otty

Tel:
Work +44 (0)151 907 3000
Email:
DWF

Work Department

I am a commercial litigator who regularly advises clients in relation to shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, professional negligence claims and defamation.

Position

Associate

Career

I specialise in reputation management, defamation and media litigation but also advise on a wide variety of corporate and commercial disputes.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Within: Next generation lawyers

Helen Otty - DWF

Within: Commercial litigation: Liverpool

DWF fields a team of ‘switched-on, commercial litigation heavyweights’ commended for their ‘proactive and client-centric approach’. The practice is active across the telecommunications, food and drink, retail and education sectors, handling contractual and company disputes as well as professional negligence, Judicial Review, competition, directors' disqualification, contentious probate, arbitration and injunctions. Highlights included advising Telefónica UK on a £20m dispute against Packet Media and representing Burton’s Foods in a business interruption claim against Barratt Homes relating to flooding caused to its factory following the development of adjacent land by Barratt.  Derwent Holdings, Crown Paints and Iceland Foods are also clients. Department head Andrew Whalley is ‘very committed and has a great manner with clients’; he also leads the firm’s telecoms sector group. other key figures include Graham Dagnall , who specialises in corporate and commercial litigation and has particular expertise in disputes in the food and professional services sectors; Matthew Stoll , who is head of the insured litigation practice group; and director Chris King is ‘tactically brilliant’. Senior associates Lyndsay Crowder-Barton, who is a ‘technically able lawyer with a strong eye for detail’, and Helen Otty are also recommended.

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