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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Gareth Kagan

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Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

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Commercial disputes.


Gareth, a partner, has strong negotiating and problem solving skills.  He will do all he can to keep clients out of costly court actions but is the lawyer to have in your corner if court is unavoidable.


Qualified with Bond Pearce 1993; Higher Court Advocate 1998; Ligitation Specialist of the Year (Credit Industry Awards 2002); Assistant Solicitor of the Year (Lawyer Awards 2002); partner, Bond Pearce 2003; Board member 2009 to 2017; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner and Board member, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination 2017.


Alliance Leadership Group 2016-2017

South West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: The West Country

Within: Commercial litigation: The West Country

Bond Dickinson LLP’s ‘efficient, effective and informative’ disputes team in Plymouth is noted for its expertise in the energy, financial services, transport, pensions and retail sectors. Gareth Kagan, who leads the national litigation practice, is acting got an aggregate company in a high-value matter involving the alleged breach of supply chain agreements, among other related disputes. Stephen Dilley, who splits his time between the Plymouth and Bristol offices, specialises in insolvency and banking and financial services litigation. Luke Holmes is highly recommended and has an active practice covering energy and insolvency disputes in addition to general commercial litigation. Managing associate Adrian Bratt is recommended for his ‘attitude, diversity and exceptional communication skills’.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Bond Dickinson LLP’s debt recovery service falls under the larger dispute resolution practice and handles recovery matters for clients such as B&Q, British Gas and the Pension Protection Fund. The group has developed specialisms in the energy, financial services, pensions, transport, retail and manufacturing sectors, and has experience of consumer and commercial disputes and insolvencies. Merging contentious and non-contentious expertise, the group handles pre-litigation asset searches as well as litigation and enforcement. Plymouth-based Gareth Kagan ‘engenders commerciality’ and has acted for national clients in matters ranging from the defence of consumer claims to the pursuit of overdue banking facilities. Stephen Dilley is a key contact in the Bristol office and the South West teams work closely alongside the London nationwide disputes resolution department. Other notable clients include LV=, Princess Yachts International, Post Office Limited and Friends Life.

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