Michael Evans > Geldards LLP > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Geldards LLP
Capital Quarter No.4
Tyndall Street
CF10 4BQ

Work Department

Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation


Michael is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, advising national and regional businesses, public bodies and third sector clients. He is a responsive and experienced commercial litigation solicitor, providing tailored, practical and effective dispute resolution advice. Michael specialises in commercial disputes, advising on commercial contracts claims, competition law claims and disputes involving director, company shareholders and/or partnerships, as well as professional negligence claims. Michael regularly assists clients to recover debts of various values and complexity. He also advises clients and officeholders in relation to personal and corporate insolvency matters.

Michael regularly advises clients on contractual disputes covering a wide variety of breach of contract claims, including for example; general breaches, debt recovery and breach of warranty. In addition, he works with clients to resolve professional negligence claims and disputes between shareholder(s) and/or director(s) and within partnerships. Michael has experience in handling high value, complex multi-party disputes and of working on cross-border disputes with international clients and issues.

Michael regularly advises clients, insolvency practitioners, creditors and debtors in relation to personal and corporate insolvency. He has also successfully resolved disputes using alternative dispute resolution methods, including virtual and in-person mediations.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

(Next Generation Partners)

Michael EvansGeldards LLP

Deriving a significant amount of work from the firm’s strong and longstanding public sector ties and also adept at handling general contract and shareholder disputes for a myriad of private sector entities, the ‘personable, appproachable and knowledgeable’ team at Geldards LLP is a highly visible presence in the market. Team head Paul Hopkins exemplifies the firm’s reputation as an ‘excellent choice for complex commercial litigation’, and regularly takes the lead in high-profile mandates, including those with multi-jurisdictional elements and liabilities overseas. Jonathan Griffiths handles a good deal of the public sector-related mandates and is noted for his judicial review expertise and public procurement prowess. Michael Evans  also continues to impress, representing both public and private sector clients across a myriad matters, including his key role along with Hopkins in the firm’s recent notable work for the Welsh Ministers in its competition law claim brought against Servier.