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Fladgate LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution.


I recognise the disruption caused by a dispute, including the mechanisms available for its resolution. My job is to manage and resolve commercial disputes to achieve the best possible outcome for my clients.

I enjoy working closely with clients to understand their business and ambitions in order to chart a course through the uncertainty. I invariably become part of the client’s trusted adviser team, with a focus on enterprising and commercial solutions tailored to the client’s circumstances.

I have extensive expertise and contacts with third party litigation funders and can work with clients to structure funding to unlock claims, or remove the costs of litigation/arbitration from their balance sheet.

I act for clients in their capacity as claimants or defendants often in complex and high value claims. I work on a broad spectrum of matters but with some focus on fraud claims and those in the commodities, energy, natural resources and telecoms sectors.

I have conducted numerous international arbitrations before many of the arbitral institutions, including ICSID and have considerable expertise in handling multi-jurisdiction enforcement as well as collective actions.

I am also passionate about intellectual property and routinely advise on media cases; trade mark opposition and infringement proceedings; trade mark filing and registrations; brand management and portfolio advice; copyright and design right claims; defamation and data scraping actions, which often necessitate prompt applications for emergency injunctive relief.


Basic French


I am an ADR Group accredited Civil and Commercial mediator and am also an Allied Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.


1995                                                       College of Law London – LPC

1994                                                       College of Law London – CPE

1990 to 1993                                           North London University – Philosophy, BA Hons 2:1


I am a doting father of two, an alpine cyclist, a dog lover and keen skier.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

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John Evans – Fladgate LLP

Fladgate LLP‘s commercial disputes expertise ranges from contractual disputes, misrepresentation, and shareholder and partnership conflicts, to freezing injunctions, search orders, group litigation, warranty claims, and jurisdictional challenges. Tom Bolamhas a wealth of litigation experience‘; Mark Buckley‘s litigation practice incorporates international commercial, IP and sports disputes; John Evans is ‘one of the best commercial litigators around‘; Garbhan Shanks focuses on insurance disputes and group actions; and Alexander Wildschütz is a cross-border, commercial disputes expert.  Leigh Callaway is a recently-promoted partner, and Will Thompson is the senior associate to note. Former partner Eugene Matveichuk joined Branch Austin McCormick LLP