Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex in South East
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP's Guildford team is hailed for being able to compete with City practices whilst maintaining a personal service and sensible costs. Whether advising large corporates or smaller businesses, Stephen Burns is especially highlighted for these qualities and Jamie Cartwright is noted for his expertise in the TMT and automotive sectors. The team is home to a number of high-performing associates including Charlotte Healy, Katy Ackroyd and Katie Bewick.
Stephen Burns; Jamie Cartwright
‘The Guildford office has high-quality work and delivers a hard-hitting litigation service where needed. Despite this the CRS is commercially minded and focused on the cost to the end client. The team works seamlessly together, is very responsive and communicates well.’
‘They have the ability to adapt and access a wide range of knowledge across a number of different people within the firm but still managing to balance this with a close relationship with one or two key members of the firm so that we know we always have someone to go to who supports us and knows our business.’
‘CRS are comfortably able to take on the City firms in large and medium litigation matters. They give sensible and cost-effective advice.’
‘Stephen Burns is responsive and hands-on as a partner. Katie Bewick is a very impressive junior associate.’
‘Stephen Burns and Charlotte Healy have been exceptional in dealing with us. We are a small business, so cost is an issue for us and they have both managed to balance that incredibly well whilst providing sound legal advice. They have provided the right level of comfort that we are legally supported and their knowledge and understanding of the case is really good.’
‘Steve Burns is to the point and articulate. He gets to the heart of legal issues and puts unnecessary detail to one side.’
‘Katy Ackroyd works incredibly hard and is very on the ball.’
Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep and Alfa Romeo
BCA/We Buy Any Car
Day Lewis plc
- Advises Fiat Chrysler Group UK on a range of contentious matters, involving customers, dealerships or suppliers and including IP and employment issues.
- Assists an array of healthcare sector clients regarding disputes including in the pharmacy, dental and GP sectors.
- Acted for Michael Meakin in a long running case in which the High Court handed down judgment in Loose v Lynn Shellfish (after the case was referred back to it from the Supreme Court).
- Acting for a minority shareholder in a lengthy and complex family shareholder case in the High Court, involving a well-known cosmetics manufacturing company.
One of the largest regional teams, Stevens & Bolton LLP's disputes resolution group takes on large-scale litigation and international arbitration. It serves clients in myriad sectors and includes those that are USA-based. Its work also encompasses advising on commercial disputes in areas such as trading disputes, shareholder actions, fraud and negligence. Team head Sarah Murray acts for well-known, international retail clients and Richard Mumford focuses on the aviation sector. Michael Frisby and Richard King provide a wealth of experience in both litigation and arbitration and Andrew Quick has expertise in professional negligence and franchising disputes.
Allianz Insurance plc
Gama Aviation plc
CBRE Managed Services
Annheuser-Busch In Bev Procurement
- Acted for Gama Aviation, a private jet operator, in High Court proceedings against its former owner and director, and companies controlled by him in a £500,000 claim. The matter, with an overall value of £7m, has been settled.
- Acting for CI Plus LLP in a High Court claim against German company IMPEXSAT GmbH for infringement of licence terms, breach of confidence, circumvention of technical devices applied to copyright works, trade mark infringement and passing off seeking injunctive and other relief including damages.
- Acting for Hamandi Investments Limited, a multi-unit franchisee of Domino’s Pizza UK, in applying for and obtaining injunctions preventing the termination of franchise agreements.
- Defending clients in an LCIA arbitration with a London seat in respect of claims arising from the sale of its interest in a media sales business to a US corporate.
asb law LLP handles high court litigation, arbitrations, adjudication and judicial reviews and acts for both claimant and defendants. It handles conflicts ranging from breaches of contract, insurance and outsourcing disputes to professional negligence and counts major corporates among its clients. Jonathan Stevens and Lyndsey Ratcliffe take on large-scale disputes and 'first-rate tactician' Andrew Frake is noted for expertise in dealing with contract disputes, insolvency litigation, fraud and directors’ liabilities. Hannah Lunn has joined from Stevens & Bolton LLP.
Other key lawyers:
‘They are extremely client focused and innovative.’
‘Andrew Frake is calm, pragmatic and easy to get along with. He is first rate at understanding clients’ commercial and tactical objectives.’
‘Andrew Frake is hugely experienced and adept at reading difficult opponents and situations.’
‘James Parratt is patient and careful in his analysis; always on top of the issues.’
British Telecommunications plc
Leonard F Jollye (Brookmans Park) Limited
Freight Transport Association
- Acting in relation to a claim for professional negligence against its former solicitors.
- Acting on behalf of BT in a high court claim bought by 24 Seven Communications, valued at £6.5m.
- Acting on behalf of three out of eleven defendants being pursued by St Vincent for damages and breach of trust, amongst other claims.
- Defending a number of clients in an international breach of copyright claim.
- Acting on a claim for monies under an asset purchase agreement against three defendants as warrantors.
Cripps Pemberton Greenish
'A first-rate team' at Cripps Pemberton Greenish provides its UK and international clients with comprehensive litigation and dispute resolution skills combined with deep sector experience in areas such as advertising and media, technology and a host of retail sectors. It also assists smaller business owners and individuals. 'Stand out' partner Ed Weeks , who 'inspires confidence', counts shareholder disputes and directors' duties in his expertise and Joanna Ford is highly rated for her handling of IT and technology contractual disputes and governance issues. Other team members include the well-rated Hannah Proctor, who joined from Squire Patton Boggs, and senior associates including Tom Bourne.
Ed Weeks; Russell Simpson
‘We’ve worked with the firm for many years. Consequently they know our business very well, they understand our culture, what’s important to us and the way we work.’
‘Cripps is a relatively small firm but punches above its weight. It is regularly involved in litigation in London, including some major litigation including one of the biggest fraud cases in the UK. It frequently acts for large international clients. Its lawyers have experience of work in City firms and abroad which allows it to give a serious offering to clients without the central London price tag.‘
‘It is a strong regional team with excellent experience and professionalism, dealing with complex matters effectively and efficiently. This team compares very favourably with other firms in the region. A first-rate team.’
‘A particular quality is their skill in judging how to run litigation cost effectively. The lawyers I have dealt with know when to do the work themselves and when to use counsel. They also know when to incur costs and when not to.‘
‘Ed Weeks is the stand out partner. Very, very good at running litigation, judging how to take matters forward and knows a pretty good amount of black letter law himself.’
‘Especially capable and experienced is Ed Weeks who heads the team and brings experience, ability and charm in equal measure to matters he deals with. He is excellent with clients and commands much (justified) confidence.’
‘Will Charlesworth has been a highly capable and hard working assistant, well able to handle client matters.’
‘Joanna Ford is smart, straightforward and approachable, with a strong commercial instinct.’
‘Hannah Proctor was also very efficient, calm and knowledgeable on the litigation side of things.’
‘Hannah Proctor impressed with her organisational skills and down-to-earth approach.‘
Eurotunnel / The Channel Tunnel Group
University of Kent
The Wates Group
Day Lewis Plc
Spink & Son
Remy Cointreau Plc
- Advising majority shareholders with regard to protecting their interests in a family-owned construction business, a matter valued at around £2m to £3m.
- Acting for Angela Gulbenkian and FAPS-NET Limited, the defendants, in relation to a claim for art fraud in connection with the sale of a Japanese sculpture worth $1.375m.
- Acting for a company director defending a misfeasance claim which will likely be valued at over £1m.
- Negotiating a complex settlement in a multi-party dispute in relation to government subsidies in the renewable energy sector, a matter valued at £6m.
DMH Stallard LLP is highlighted for its 'all-round capability and excellent value for money.' The 'excellent' Simon Elcock, who is appreciated for being 'very pragmatic, commercial and user friendly' heads the litigation and debt recovery practices and has broad experience across banking, commercial and professional negligence disputes. With 'excellent instincts' James Colvin is entrusted with a range of matters from shareholder disputes to fraud. Partners from Clive Lee and Kelly Mills through to the most junior team members such as Emma Pumfrey-Selman are all recognised for both their skills and client care abilities.
‘I have experience dealing with a number of their partners and associates and am aware of the general feedback on the team; they are excellent and an absolute pleasure to work with. The quality of work is very good and the team are extremely efficient.’
‘They are a wonderful team who are a pleasure to work with and create a productive environment for working together and getting the best result for the client.’
‘They made a stressful time for us less stressful with a pragmatic but firm approach. Knowledge of their subject matter and processes are all good. In hindsight, they got us a good result in a pragmatic way.’
‘Simon Elcock is intelligent, decisive and professional.’
‘Kelly Mills has great attention to detail and has good intuition‘.
‘James Colvin and Simon Elcock stand out – attentive, bright and willing to roll up their sleeves. It is always a pleasure to work with them.’
‘Emma Pumfrey-Selman is a rising star.‘
‘Simon Elcock leads the team very well, he has excellent client management skills and a very good feel for the merits of a case and the correct way to progress.’
‘James Colvin has excellent instincts, his initial view for a case is rarely incorrect and he is very efficient.’
‘Kelly Mills has excellent instincts. Kelly is always responsive and has great communication skills with clients.’
‘Emma Pumfrey-Selman – always very well prepared and on top of the facts of cases.’
BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory &Property Management UK
CAE (UK) Plc
Esme Loans Limited
Moore Stephens LLP
RSM Restructuring & Advisory LLP
- Successfully brought a claim for breach of contract and negligence against civil engineers and a construction company with a matter value of £1.3m.
- Regularly instructed to undertake debt recovery and litigation work for BDO LLP Financial Services, often involving allegations of professional negligence.
- Acting for Captain Wayne Bayley in bringing a Judicial Review challenge against the Civil Aviation Authority alleging breach of its public sector equality duty.
- Advising Westcon Group in a range of matters including a recent financial dispute with a major international supplier.
- Providing a range of litigation services to this well known accountancy firm.
Irwin Mitchell has outstanding expertise in the financial services, manufacturing, tech, media and sports sectors and offers a strong national network of offices, thus being able to harness expertise in a range of practice areas. Robert Kenyon has many years of experience of High Court litigation and commercial disputes and Sarah Birkbeck specialises in IP, media and technology disputes. An impressive team of associates includes senior associate Robert Parks who is highly valued for his technical ability and commitment to his clients.
Robert Kenyon; Sarah Birkbeck; Martin Cross
Other key lawyers:
Robert Parks; Katie Byrne
‘Irwin Mitchell’s Crawley team is a rare beast: a firm doing City of London work at out-of-London rates. Since they merged with Thomas Eggar, this commercial litigation boutique has benefited from the manpower and resources that come with being part of a larger firm. The best of both worlds.‘
‘The team provide a reliable, consistent level of service always ensuring that a team member is available to support you through any process. The practice had guided us through the minefield of dispute resolution which has been a new aspect of our particular business.’
‘Robert Parks is a committed and dedicated commercial lawyer with remarkable focus and attention to detail. He rolls up his sleeves and gets to grips with knotty technical points and really understands the client’s business and their commercial needs.’
‘I have rated them as excellent to exceptional on everything where I am in a position to comment.’
‘Robert Parks and Sabrina Goran are excellent to work with. They are detailed, provide options and solutions to all issues, always checking that we have a full appreciation of both possible positive and negative outcomes.’
‘A high level of trust has been developed since the business relationship commenced. Tom Barnard and Clemmie Burch have been a real pleasure to work with, as has partner Martin Cross. They are all extremely responsive and approachable, as well as being highly practical and with sound grasp of details.’
‘Robert Kenyon provided practical and helpful advice, and was always available and happy to talk through issues in detail.‘
- Acting for the Executors of a Will Trust in respect of an appeal to the Supreme Court relating to a determination by HMRC that inheritance tax is payable arising out of a legacy charitable gift to a charity based in Jersey.
- Acted for a very high-profile individual in relation to a potential defamation claim.
- Acted for the defendant in a complex claim for breach of contract relating to the design and build of a bespoke machine to clean tapestries.
- Advising an investment company based in Europe in respect of a complex, multi-jurisdictional dispute which arises from a multi-million pound investment into a property development in England.
- Defending a high-value product liability claim which also involves advising on insurance coverage issues.
Thomson Snell & Passmore
Thomson Snell & Passmore works with international and domestic clients on the full scope of disputes ranging from international contracts, trade and commodities disputes to insurance-related litigation, financial services and shareholder and partnership conflicts. Kamal Aggarwal is the well-regarded co-head of the team who, alongside Nicholas Horton and Douglas Skilton, has considerable expertise in both litigation and ADR. James Cradick handles a range of litigation and arbitration and Rico Dexiades, who joined the team from Griffin Law, includes contractual and IP-related disputes within his expertise.
Kamal Aggarwal; Nicholas Horton
‘Their qualities are focus, attention to detail, professionalism and courtesy.’
‘My introductions have always been to one senior partner who has to date provided excellent service via his real estate and litigation team, and that gentleman is Mr Kamal Kishore Aggarwal.’
‘James Cradick is a very open-minded, forward-thinking person. He is a very good lawyer and his arguments are to the point. I’m enjoying cooperation with him very much.’
Genting Casinos UK
Britannia Refined Metals (A Glencore company)
Berry Gardens Limited
Ward Security Limited
Compagnie Fruitiere UK
North Kent College
Furley Page Solicitors advises on an array of commercial contract disputes including those in the construction industry; George Crofton-Martin is known for his handling of construction litigation and adjudications (he is accredited by the RICS) and professional negligence cases. Peter Hawkes undertakes High Court and County Court work and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Contentious trusts and probate are Jeremy Ferris' specialism and senior associate Deborah Geering is building a reputation for handling shareholder and partnership disputes in addition to her broader litigation work.
University of Kent
Kreston Reeves LLP
Strong Healthcare Ltd
The Farm Energy Partnership
GDL Construction (UK) Ltd
Whitstable Oyster Fishery Co Ltd
Grupo Antolin Leamington Ltd
Breakthrough Funding Ltd
South Events Ltd
Venture Telecom Ltd
Goody Demolition Ltd
The Duke of York’s Roya Military School
Cathay Cleaning Co
Mr and Mrs Johnson
Touchtec Solutions Ltd
Mr N Hornsey
The Change Organisation Ltd
- Negotiated a settlement of the client’s claim in the sum of £425,000 plus costs. This was a dispute over dispute over the supply of two pharmaceutical products.
- Obtained Judgment in respect of the client’s claim for £350,000. This was a complex and long-running construction case in which the claimant was seeking recovery of its final account, and the defendants were counterclaiming for alleged defaults.
- Acted on a number of matters to protect the client’s ownership of land and its ongoing operations for oyster cultivation. The land is question is valued at £12m.
- Successfully represented the client across five separate actions brought by an individual. The claims were in excess of £1m.
- Acted for the client in respect of claims brought against four Defendants for misappropriation of the client’s commercial information. The matter has a value of £1.2m.
Morrisons Solicitors LLP
Morrisons Solicitors LLP is home to both litigators and solicitor advocates who undertake cases that reach the Supreme Court. Its expertise spans shareholder disputes, tax litigation and professional negligence acting for corporates and smaller businesses. Team head Catherine Fisher deals with high-value contract claims as well as shareholder and partnership claims and Matthew Hearsum has broad experience in property litigation. Senior associate Sally Hutchings focuses on tax cases and has experience of all levels of court cases including judicial reviews. Kellie Williams-Jauval (Wimbledon office) specialises in contested probate cases.
‘Morrisons is an effective, forward-looking firm that provides effective litigation expertise to SMEs and local businesses.’
‘Kellie Williams-Jauval is a focused, approachable and efficient litigator who takes a realistic and practical approach to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients from litigation.’
Sutton & East Surrey Water Plc
Opus Restructuring LLP
Begbies Traynor (Central) LLP
BMT Group Ltd
Inter Terminals Limited
Seabrook Warehousing Ltd
- Acted in two appeals under The Party Wall etc Act 1996 in the Technology and Construction Court, in which the client was appellant in one appeal and respondent in the other. The matter value was £1.6m.
- This appeal concerned whether the requirement that arises by reason of section 84(3) and (3B) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 is contrary to the EU law principle of equivalence. Approximately £1.3m was in issue.
- The case concerned the warehousing of excise goods (mainly spirits) in duty suspension; a Judicial Review was sought and refused and the Court of Appeal allowed the appeal and ordered that the application for Judicial Review be retained in the Court of Appeal.
At Mundays LLP, Joseph Kean offers decades of experience of litigation and arbitration and many of his cases have cross-border elements. His recent work varies from representing a client in the aviation industry to another in the electronics sector where a cross-border arbitration is involved. Also highly experienced, partner Oliver Jackson's expertise includes engineering, product liability and construction disputes.
Other key lawyers:
Martin Grant Homes
The TWM Solicitors LLP team can undertake disputes in a wide range of areas including commercial property, insolvency and the financial sectors. David Hitchcock is highlighted for his broad expertise in both litigation and arbitration and Eileen Barry has wide-ranging experience of areas such as director, shareholder and partnership disputes and professional negligence; she assists clients ranginf from large corporates to SMEs and individuals. Simon Brew joined the team in 2019 from Fladgate LLP bringing with him decades of litigation experience.
‘On an arbitration regarding international sale contracts, I worked with David Hitchcock. He was obviously on top of the detail of the case, and adopted a sensible strategy throughout the proceedings. I think he did a very good job for his client.’
- Representing two defendant shareholders in a company in administration in a multi-party unfair prejudice and derivatives claim.
- Representing Grenfell tower owner occupiers in a claim against the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea arising out of the destruction of the flat in the fire.
- Representing a defendant in a multi-million-pound, multi-party claim for damages for fraudulent accounting.
- Representing the Defendant in a claim for breach of director’s duties and misappropriation of assets.
- Representing the claimant in an arbitration arising out of the export of products to the Middle East.
David Foster, who leads the dispute resolution team at Barlow Robbins LLP, combines being an accredited mediator with litigation, acting for corporates and private clients on a range of disputes, often with an international dimension. He is also an expert on Judicial Reviews. Scott Taylor undertakes contentious trusts and estates work and Graham Scott, who has joined the team from Shakespeare Martineau LLP, has a similar focus. The team handles contractual disputes in myriad sectors including insurance, education and retail.
Mr Graham Nyman and Mrs Linda Nyman
CNK Alliance Limited
Kallo Foods Limited
Top rated state boarding school for pupils aged 11 – 18
Aspen Insurance UK and HCC International Insurance Company plc
Walberton Parish Council
JIC Suit Limited
- Acted for the client who intervened on the case of an individual with a terminal illness seeking to procure their own death.
- Acting on behalf of an investment company against an IT software design company.
- Acting for the client against Whole Earth Sweetener Company (a US entity) and its UK licence holder, Merisant UK in connection with an action for infringement and passing off relating to its WHOLE EARTH registered trade marks.
- Most recently, advising in connection with a judicial review of a ‘decision’ by the DfE that the compulsory charges for day boarding are unlawful.
- In a matter valued at £30m plus, acting on behalf of the client against Wates Developments, one of the largest developers in the country, and Wates (Walberton) as well as Arun District Council on planning and affordable housing matters.
At Boddy Matthews Limited, Kate Matthews' impressive expertise spans franchising and other contractual disputes including various levels of misrepresentation, restrictive covenant disputes and brand protection matters. It operates in sectors such as aviation, transport, IT and retail and counts both international and UK companies among its clients.
Pepes Piri Piri Limited
Babyballet Franchising Limited
N-Tire Systems Limited
Sally Morgan Entertainments Limited
Young Futures CIC
Timothy Unmack Trustee
Reginald Potter and Josephine Youngs
LK Woking Limited
- Acting for the claimant, a major household name, as franchisor in the domiciliary care sector with over 100 outlets in England and internationally in proceedings in the High Court.
- Acting for both claimant companies, owners of over 60 outlets, in High Court proceedings.
- Acting for this international Franchisor and provider of over 22,000 dance classes each week to young children with an established network of c.74 franchise businesses across the UK and an additional 34 licensees in Australia and New Zealand.
- Acting in proceedings in the Central London County Court in relation to its services as an IT client expert in third party Court proceedings in which Anglo Technical Recruitment was claimant for breach of contract and non-payment of services.
- Acting for Sally Morgan and her company in relation to a dispute concerning telecommunications readings and support with AllStar Psychics Limited, a marketing and telecommunications agency.
Michael Oatham at Brachers has expertise in high-value commercial disputes, especially contractual disputes, shareholder and directors' duties and professional negligence. The litigation team works with the recoveries and collections team, spearheaded by Robert Thompson, which is known for its debt recovery and insolvency-related work.
Other key lawyers:
Alan Firmin Ltd
Donovan Brothers Ltd
Netbox Digital Ltd
Haynes Bros Ltd
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- Successfully defending an application for final injunction to restrain the Trust for holding a disciplinary hearing for gross misconduct following an interim injunction in June 2018.
- A professional negligence claim in the legal profession.
Griffin Law 'is small but perfectly formed; the team is slick, professional and punches well above its weight'. A niche litigation team is headed by 'robust litigator' Donal Blaney, who is also the managing director, and the 'excellent' Neil Kelley. Other well-rated team members include 'the incredibly commercial' Mark Edmonds, Narinder Hothi and Laura Ware. The team takes on litigation and arbitration matters for corporate clients, charities and high-profile individuals and works pro bono with Hear Their Cries. On the costs front, it share risk through a conditional fee arrangement policy and through its use of third-party funders.
Donal Blaney; Neil Kelley
‘They are a small but effective team, agile and forward thinking. Their client handling is first rate. They are bullish when they need to be but always protect the down side.’
‘Griffin is unusual in being a small litigation boutique located outside of London. It manages to retain extremely knowledgeable and high-quality lawyers. This, coupled with an innovative approach to managing and funding cases, means that Griffin seems able to attract extremely high-quality work, which it discharges very well. It really does offer a high-quality city standard of litigation, at a comparatively modest cost.’
‘Griffin Law is a unique litigation firm that consistently managed to punch above its weight for a small/medium firm in Kent. They have the work ethic and commercial edge of any London based firm I have worked with. Everyone I have worked with in this firm is knowledgeable on their respective briefs and when in doubt they communicate and come back with a definitive answer.’
‘All the partners and individuals I have dealt with have been excellent but in particular Laura Ware stands out. She has a keen eye for detail and an excellent demeanor with clients.’
‘Donal Blaney commands a particularly impressive client base of ultra high net worth individuals and individuals with a high profile. Donal is incredibly industrious and highly strategically innovative and has to my knowledge achieved superb results for clients in very difficult positions.’
‘Neil Kelley brings enormous experience to Griffin, having come from a background of blue chip law firms. His knowledge of the court system and procedural law, and his instinct for a client’s prospects and how to maximise them, is very impressive.’
‘Mark Edmonds is incredible commercially aware and has a rare ability to help clients focus on their commercial instincts and achieve that outcome. He avoids the common fault of being process-driven, instead helping clients to focus on the bottom line, enabling them to maximise their prospects or minimise the damage as the case may be.’
- Represented the client in an arbitration which secured an award of £1.2m.
- Advising on the reputation management of a well-known, multi-jurisdictional company and the administration of its UK subsidiaries.
- Secured a settlement award of approximately £350k by way of adjudication against a customer who refused to pay.
- Representing a company that is seeking to enforce a Swiss judgments in the UK.
- Advised on a case in which an innovative approach was taken of leapfrogging the chain of supply by way of assignment of damages.
Frankie Tierney is the practice head and managing partner at Herrington Carmichael LLP. She has long experience of commercial litigation in the High Court and of mediations. The team's work covers a range of contractual disputes, especially in the real estate sector in addition to areas such as professional negligence, corporate relationships and the protection of confidential information. Robert Syms, working with senior associate Frances Kyle, has a focus on the technology and construction arenas and insolvency-related disputes.
‘The team provides an outstanding service and are very quick, thorough and professional with the response. The set up is very clear, you always know who is dealing with which part of the inquiry, corporate or property team.’
At PDT Solicitors, Nigel Davidson, who is appreciated for his 'wealth of experience', and William Angas head a team that undertakes disputes in relation to breaches of contract, professional negligence, protection of confidential information and shareholder disputes. The team also has a niche expertise in asset-based lending disputes. Gail Morris is noted for her real estate-related experience and 'pragmatic litigator' Justin McConville takes on a broad range of County and High Court litigation. Aysha Hussain and Laura Sutton are also highly rated team members.
Nigel Davidson; William Angas
‘We have a 95% win rate in court and that is due to Nigel Davidson’s full understanding of a difficult area of law.‘
‘They stand out because of their willingness to go the extra mile. Our reputation is linked to their ability to push through litigation in a timely fashion.’
‘The Dispute Resolution team at PDT are very strong and commercially minded and have a knack for understanding what judges are looking for in terms of persuasive litigation.’
‘William Angas is a very focused team player and understands his client’s needs.’
‘Associate Laura Sutton is excellent with a very strong pleading style and the ability to see several steps ahead for the client’s benefit.’
‘Gail Morris is a pleasure to work with, has always been very thorough in her approach to cases, and is willing to take the time out to properly think through matters before taking action.’
‘Associate Aysha Hussain, despite only recently being post-qualification, shows an awareness above her years and a careful approach to litigation.’
‘They are big enough to offer bandwidth in expertise, small enough to maintain personal relationships.’
‘Nigel Davidson is professional, commercial ( very unusual but great) and decisive.’
R2 Advisory (formerly Auria Recovery LLP)
ABN Amro Commercial Finance
The Specialist Works
Nucleus Commercial Finance
Catalyst Business Finance Limited
Bibby Financial Services
Pulse Cashflow Finance
- Acted for Simon Thomas and Arron Kendall of Moorfields, the Joint Administrators in the high-profile insolvency of Toys “R” Us, in pursuing and recovering large balances owed to Toys “R” Us pursuant to contract by trade vendors based in the United Kingdom, North America and Hong Kong.
- Acted for the lender in successfully obtaining summary judgment in the reported decision Catalyst Business Finance Limited v Very Tangy Television Limited, Richard Tuckwell and Very Tangy Media Limited
- The clients’ previous solicitors prepared a commercial lease of our clients’ property from an existing lease negligently omitting to change all clauses to reflect the clients’ instructions. The matter was valued at £800,000.
- Assisted client in granting a Common Law Tenancy of a Battersea Reach penthouse apartment at an annual rent of £130,000. The tenant refused the client entry for a survey of the apartment, prompting application for an injunction.