Mukesh Patel > Freeths LLP > Leicester, England > Lawyer Profile

Freeths LLP
ONE COLTON SQUARE
LEICESTER
LE1 1QH
England

Work Department

Dispure resolution.

Position

Managing partner, Leicester office. Specialises in commercial litigation. Particular focus on energy sector, financial services, competition law. All types of contractual claims, partnership and shareholder actions, to include warranty actions and injunction applications. Works closely with employment law colleagues on restrictive covenant claims. Acted for Beckett Investment Management Group (BIMG) on their successful appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2007 (Hall/Yader).

Career

Trained Davies Arnold Cooper; qualified 1993. Head of commercial litigation (Leicester) of HBJ Gateley Wareing LLP. Joined Freeths as partner in November 2008.

Languages

Gujarati.

Memberships

Leicestershire Law Society; Thursday Club.

Education

Crown Hills Community College 1980-1985; Oxford University, Corpus Christi College (1990 BA in Jurisprudence)

Leisure

Family, gardening, reading and gadgets.

Lawyer Rankings

East Midlands > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: elsewhere in the East Midlands

(Leading individuals)

Mukesh PatelFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP ‘s ‘extremely capable and proactive’ Leicester practice acts for international and domestic companies in numerous breach of contract disputes, in addition to insurance, professional negligence, construction and property claims (to name just a few of the firm’s mainstays). Mukesh Patel is particularly well-known for his expertise in disputes in the energy sector. Among his recent highlights, he represented claimant Flogas Britain in various high-value cases involving injunctions, contempt of court actions and challenges to government procurement decisions. Simon Baigent specialises in restructuring and insolvency, as well as property litigation. Emma Anderson is an expert in commercial disputes. Senior associate Richard Fitzmaurice is another notable individual.