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Gareth Kagan

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Commercial disputes.


Gareth is a partner, board member and head of the firm’s 330 strong dispute resolution group. He has specialist expertise in all areas of banking and insolvency litigation with particular experience in fraud litigation and complex asset recovery. Gareth is co-author of ‘Agricultural Lending: Security and Enforcement’ (Jordans 1999) and numerous articles on insolvency in trade journals.


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

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 Kaganengenders 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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