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Chambers of Paul Reed QC and PJ Kirby QC

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Hardwicke specialises in commercial dispute resolution, construction, insolvency and restructuring, insurance, personal injury and clinical negligence, private client, professional liability and property.  It is one of the most innovative and modern sets at the Bar.  Known for its friendly atmosphere and progressive outlook, it is run as a commercial business with a strong focus on client service.  Its business culture is reinforced by an active CSR and equality and diversity programme.


Commercial Dispute Resolution: Hardwicke has a strong commercial litigation and arbitration team who also offer specialist expertise in banking and finance; companies, joint ventures and partnerships; executive and employment disputes; franchising; intellectual property and private international law.  Michael Wheater and Charles Raffin are the authors of the market leading text: Edisclosure – Law & Practice.

Construction & Engineering: Hardwicke is a leading construction set whose members deal in both construction litigation and arbitration; construction insolvency; energy and renewables; the professional negligence of construction professionals and property damage.  Under the editorship of Paul Reed QC, the team has produced two leading texts: Construction All Risks Insurance and Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Insolvency & Restructuring: the team specialise in corporate and personal insolvency; construction and property insolvency; directors’ disqualification as well as civil fraud and asset tracing.  The team edits Atkins Corporate Insolvency.

Insurance: Hardwicke covers construction, professional indemnity insurance and litigation insurance as well as general coverage disputes and insurance funded litigation.

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence with specialist expertise in disease, fraud, inquests, inquiries and product liability.   Charles Bagot QC helps write Kemp & Kemp whilst Rebecca Greenstreet has brought out a book on Wrongful Birth.

Private Client: the team handle contentious probate and Inheritance Act cases as well as those involving the Court of Protection and trusts including TOLATA, community care, social welfare and benefits.

Professional Liability: Hardwicke is a leading set handling professional negligence claims across the construction and property, financial, insolvency, insurance and legal sectors.

Property: Hardwicke is a premier property set handling commercial landlord and tenant; development; housing (social and privately rented); leasehold and leasehold management, real property and mortgages as well as TOLATA claims.  John de Waal QC assisted by a Hardwicke team edits Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions.

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