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Tim Constable

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Tim is a partner in the Financial Markets and Commercial Disputes practice at Dentons.

As a commercial litigator, Tim resolves complex commercial disputes by negotiation, mediation, arbitration or litigation. He focuses on disputes involving commercial contracts, professional indemnity, commercial fraud and corruption, product liability, corporate disputes and commercial agency related matters. He also has extensive experience in freezing and search and seizure orders. Many of his cases involve an international element.

Tim is a CEDR accredited mediator and well-known mediation advocate. He has written in business press, including The Financial Times and InterContinental Finance & Law Magazine, and regularly lectures in the UK and the Republic of Ireland on mediation, bribery and lender professional indemnity claims.

Tim sits on a number of committees which advise the Ministry of Justice on various aspects of English civil procedure.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Franchising

Dentons’ practice is led by Babette MĂ€rzheuser-Wood, with Tim Constable leading the firm's franchise disputes group. The team is highly regarded for its retail sector expertise and also regularly handles matters in the restaurants, hotel, leisure, education and healthcare industries. Notable clients include Cath Kidston and Avis; the group also advised Debenhams on its new franchise strategy, and acted for Godiva on the restructuring of its franchise and distribution agreements in Vietnam, Korea, China and Indonesia. MĂ€rzheuser-Wood specialises in international franchise and concession agreements and IP-driven joint ventures, and is particularly active in hotel and leisure franchising.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Constable - Dentons

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Dentons’ commercial litigation practice stands out for its expertise in international work, particularly in the field of financial disputes and investigations. The team specialises also in professional negligence and breach of contract disputes, franchising, product liability, asset finance, fraud and construction. Clients are from the banking, insurance, construction, energy, automotive, sports, retail and leisure sectors. James Fairbairn and Tim Constable head the practice from the Milton Keynes and Watford offices respectively. Watford-based Clare Stothard and Steven Mills are specialists in investment and retail banking disputes.

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South East: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Dentons is skilled in handling high-value negligence matters for its international roster of clients, which include major financial institutions, blue-chip companies, and high-net-worth private individuals. Milton Keynes-based James Fairbairn is the key name to note, bringing a blend of his litigation experience to professional negligence matters. Also recommended is practice head Tim Constable in the Watford office.

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