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Guy Lightowler

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Gorvins Solicitors

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Property Litigation & Commercial Litigation


Guy is the Head of Property Litigation at Gorvins Solicitors. He works in the Commercial Litigation team and has been at Gorvins for more than 20 years. He has a great deal of experience and expertise in advising all types of client, from owner-managed businesses and SME's tp PLC's and multi-nationals. Guy has particular expertise in Property Litigation and likes to become involved in disputes at an early stage so that litigation might be avoided. Where possible, Guy will advise the client through the mediation route and find Alternative Dispute Resolution wherever it is practical.


Trained at Rigbeys (now Irwin Mitchell) from 1993 before qualifying in 1995 and working as an Associate Solicitor until 1996. Joined Gorvins in 1996 to date as a Partner.


Hipperholme Grammar School (1981 - 1988); University of Hull LLB (Hons) (1988 - 1991); LPC Chester College of Law (1991 - 1992)

North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West

Within: Commercial litigation: Elsewhere in the North West

Gorvins Solicitors is adept at handling commercial and partnership litigation , while other areas of expertise include insolvency, shareholder disputes and property litigation. Mark Deverell and Guy Lightowler head the team, which acts for clients ranging from owner-managed businesses and SMEs to multinationals. Senior associate Danielle Clements is also recommended.

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North West: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Gorvins Solicitors routinely handles complex matters involving a wide range of professionals including solicitors, barristers, surveyors, valuers, architects, accountants, insurance brokers and other non-medical professions. Mark Deverell, David Guest and Guy Lightowler are the main contacts. Deverell regularly works with insurers, primarily concerning legal advisers, while Lightowler has considerable experience advising owner-managed businesses, SMS, PLCs and multinationals.

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North West: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Gorvins Solicitors handles commercial and residential property disputes for landlords, property owners and commercial tenants. Guy Lightowler, who stands out for his 'attention to detail', leads the team and is instructed by developers, management companies, entrepreneurs and local authority clients. Senior associate Danielle Clements handles a range of landlord and tenant issues, and is engaged on a number of boundary and neighbour disputes. Consultant Jonathon Crook is also a key figure.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Gorvins Solicitors advises clients on copyright, design rights, trademarks and patents. It also deals with enforcement, disputes, passing off, copyright infringement and IP licenses. Andrew Curwen co-heads the team and advises institutions and OMBs on corporate transactions. Guy Lightowler also co-heads the team and acts for a range of clients in IP disputes.

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