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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

Singled out for its ‘fantastic client-care’, Gorvins Solicitors handles high-value commercial disputes for companies, shareholders and partners; corporate and personal insolvency issues; professional negligence claims; and commercial property disputes. Avonside Group, Bibby Leasing, Thorne Credit Union, Crystal Finance (Europe), Oldham Credit Union and E-Foods are all clients. Key figures include Mark Deverell, who specialises in commercial and insolvency-related litigation; the ‘brilliantGuy Lightowler, who is noted for contentious property and corporate disputes; David Guest , who handles contentious corporate and personal insolvency;senior associate Danielle Clements, who leads on contentious probate instructions and property disputes; and consultant Jonathan Crook, who handles regulatory and financial disputes.

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North West: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

Gorvins Solicitors is experienced across residential and commercial property disputes and handles an array of landlord and tenant disputes such as dilapidation claims, contested lease renewals, restrictive covenants, service charge disputes and possession claims. It also handles boundary disputes, easement claims, trespass, nuisance squatter actions. The team acted for Hamilton Heath on several matters involving lease renewal and dilapidations claims. Guy Lightowler leads the team and senior associate Danielle Clements is also recommended.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Guy Lightowler  at Gorvins Solicitors is ‘intelligent, diligent, client-focused and tactically astute. He takes a realistic line but fights his clients’ corner’. The team advises on all aspects of intellectual property including copyright, design rights, trademarks and patents both in terms of protecting the rights and at the development stage. Andrew Curwen heads the team that acts for clients such as Dishman Europe, Initial Packaging and GPC Computer Software.

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