Commercial litigation: Hull and East Yorkshire in Yorkshire And The Humber
The team at Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP has a breadth of experience in contentious matters, ranging from commercial and corporate governance matters to contentious probate, regulatory food law, debt recovery and insolvency. Practice head Hugh Smith handles mediations, shareholder and director disputes, professional negligence claims, injunctions, restrictive covenants disputes and economic torts. Other names to note include property litigator Nick Dean, Peter Duffus, who assists clients with a range of commercial litigation; shipping expert Andrew Oliver and insolvency specialist Christopher Harrison. Health and safety litigator Jeff Swales moved to rradar.
‘Andrew Jackson has a strong emphasis on speedy and cost-efficient resolution of disputes.‘
‘It is extremely efficient and flexible in its approach to cases.‘
‘Peter Duffus sees clearly through the problems and quickly finds the right solution.‘
‘Nick Dean’s experience is highly valuable.‘
‘Peter Duffus is very knowledgeable and extraordinarily tenacious.‘
Kingstown Works Limited
Christopher Healy and the Trustees of the Westerby Pension fund
BHP Chartered Accountants
Associated British Ports
- Advised BHP Chartered Accountants on a cross-border dispute relating to the sale of a software business.
- Representing Christopher Healy and the Trustees of the Westerby Pension fund in a construction dispute involving a dilapidations claim and structural engineering issues following a sunken floor.
Gosschalks' commercial litigation group is noted for its retail and gambling sector expertise and also has experience across construction, insolvency, professional negligence, compulsory purchase, pylons wayleave compensation and shareholder disputes. Matthew Fletcher heads up the team and has a particular strength in construction disputes, while Steve Dillon is a key name for insolvency and corporate recovery matters, and Phil Osborne focuses on breach of contract and professional negligence claims.
William Hill Plc
Ei Group Plc
Wellington Pub Company Plc
Svenska Handelsbanken – Hull and Hesslewood Offices
Kingspan Group Plc
Arnold White Estates Limited
Coachman Caravan Company Limited
Litton Property Group
East Yorkshire Aluminium and Glass
MKM Building Supplies
Scientific Laboratory Supplies Limited
TFG Capital / Security
Bridlington Harbour Commissioners
The Lords Feoffees and Assistants of the Manor of Bridlington
Stoneledge Plant and Transport
The commercial litigation team at Rollits LLP has expertise in shareholder and partnership disputes, sale of goods and product liability cases, business protection matters and construction disputes, with particular experience assisting clients in the motor retail and education sectors. Practice head George Coyle regularly handles warranty claims, shareholder and partnership disputes and contract and product liability claims, while Ralph Gilbert focuses on property litigation. Other names to note include Caroline Hardcastle for construction disputes, Andrew Digwood for contentious IP matters, Christopher Drinkall, who is experienced in handling dilapidation disputes and contentious lease renewals; and regulatory defence lawyer Jennifer Sewell.
Other key lawyers:
‘George Coyle’s advice is very practical and he understands the client’s need for a quick commercial settlement rather than legal perfection in all cases.‘
Allam Marine Limited
Hull City Tigers Limited
Leeds City College
Ideal Standard (UK) Limited
Walker Modular Limited
Yorkshire Housing Limited
J R Rix & Sons Limited
Premier Technical Services Group PLC
Superstadium Management Company Ltd
Fine Organics Limited
Stoneacre Motor Group
- Representing a chemical manufacturer in a dispute relating to a product, which was supplied in an alleged contaminated state.
- Acted for a client in urgent proceedings to protect its business interests against former senior executives seeking to divert contracts away from the client.
- Acting for a manufacturer of modular pods in a number of disputes with contractors including allegations of defective design and workmanship and the associated claims for loss of expense and remedial works.
- Assisted a client in a tripartite dilapidations disputes.
- Acted for a former director in a petition for unfair prejudice and valuation mechanism in a shareholders agreement.
BRIDGE MCFARLAND LLP
Bridge McFarland is instructed by local family-owned companies, SMEs and private clients in a range of contentious work including commercial disputes, clinical negligence and personal injury claims and real estate matters. Rob Ripley, who focuses on contract, shareholder and director disputes and professional negligence claims, heads up the team, which also includes Mike Wilson, whose experience encompasses the construction, engineering, logistics, professional services and sport sectors; and property litigator Lydia Hamnett.
‘Bridge McFarland has a highly capable litigation team with substantial experience of employee competition matters.‘
‘Bridge McFarland‘s dispute resolution team benefits from strong local connections.‘
‘Mike Wilson is an exceptionally good litigator. He is calm and clear headed and experienced in dealing with injunction proceedings against ex-employees.‘
‘Mike Wilson is a very easy person to communicate with; he is straight forward and straight to the point.‘
‘Rob Ripley has a sensitive handling of clients and good commercial sense.‘
‘Lydia Hamnett has an excellent ‘bed side manner’ and puts clients at ease in what is often a very stressful situation.‘
‘Lydia Hamnett has excellent knowledge, work commitment and enthusiasm.‘
Associated Cold Stores & Transport
Bristow Helicopters/Eastern Airways
Coletta & Tyson
HETA (Humberside Engineering Training
John Good Shipping
Lincoln City Football Club
MKM Building Supplies
Online Design & Engineering Limited
Redman Nichols Butler
Specialist Engineering Services Group
(incorporating SES Rail and SES
Waterloo Housing Group
- Represented Specialist Engineering Services in a £1.2m damages claims against a manufacturer and UK distributor of specialist vehicles, which has serious design defects.