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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

Hospitality, education and healthcare are the key areas of focus for Dentons. Babette Märzheuser-Wood  leads the team and is 'charming' and 'efficient', with 'excellent knowledge' and 'commercial nous'.  Her recent work highlights include assisting Pret a Manger with a franchising transaction with Autogrill SPA, and advising Godiva on restructuring its franchise agreements for Vietnam, Korea, China and Indonesia. Tim Constable specialises in contentious issues and represented Dollar Rent A Car on the termination of agreements  and ensuing litigation with its master franchisee in Morocco.

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South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Leading individuals

Tim Constable - Dentons

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South East: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Dentons' well-established team has extensive experience of professional negligence matters, with clients singling out practice head Tim Constable for his 'first-class analytical brain and willingness to go the extra mile on each and every one of his cases'. The practice has more than 20 years' experience acting in professional negligence claims for a wide variety of lenders (including Royal Bank of Scotland and the Co-operative Bank) , and was recently appointed to the professional negligence panel of West Bromwich Building Society, in addition to securing re-appointment to Santander's panel. Recent work includes acting for a financial institution in multiple claims against solicitors arising from imposter fraud; representing the London Borough of Haringey in a £7m professional negligence claim against NPS Property Consultants for negligent design and contract administration services in relation to the extension of a primary school; and acting for the National House-Building Council in a claim against a consultant and architect related to the defective replacement of a five-storey glazed facade in an apartment building suffering from water ingress. Fellow practice head James Fairbairn is also recommended.

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