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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

OCEANA HOUSE, 39-49 COMMERICAL ROAD, SOUTHAMPTON, SO15 1GA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 415 0000
Fax:
Fax 0345 415 8200
DX:
38517 SOUTHAMPTON
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com

Gavin Matthews

Tel:
Work 023 8020 8260
Email:
Web:
www.womblebonddickinson.com
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Work Department

Commercial disputes.

Position

Gavin is a partner specialising in work for national retailers with particular specialism in all areas of trading standards, health and safety and other regulatory issues. He advises clients in relation to advertising and publicity law and also deals with heavy commercial disputes for retailers, including supplier disputes, security matters and actions against suppliers of professional services. Gavin was commissioned by the BRC to write ‘Age Restricted Sales, Due Diligence and Best Practice’, a guide for retailers and employees and ‘A Retailer’s Guide to Legal Compliance’ which provides clear, practical advice for store managers in areas including health and safety, Sunday trading, environmental issues and employment.

Career

Solicitor, Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh 1987; partner, Hepherd Winstanley & Pugh 1992; partner, Bond Pearce on merger 1998; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Within: Leading individuals

Gavin Matthews - Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP is 'an outstanding commercial litigation firm that punches well above its weight' and 'can go toe-to-toe with any of the major law firms in London'. It is entrusted with high-value and complex disputes, especially in the energy, retail and media spheres and also has international arbitration expertise. In highlight work it defended British Gas in a dispute concerning a £38m claim for repudiation of contract. Team head Tom Beezer is noted for his 'great strategic input'; Ian Newcombe 'has a forensic eye for detail and a passion for service delivery' and has 'excellent judgement about when to go the distance and when to settle'; Andrew Parsons stands out for 'his ability to manage complex, high-value cases'; and Gavin Matthews and senior associate Dave Panaech are also highly regarded. 

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