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Berkeley Rowe
20 North Audley Street

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market Tier 6

Boutique firm Berkeley Rowe acts for clients in disputes connected with civil fraud, finance, professional negligence and governance/regulation. The practice is now led by corporate and commercial litigation specialist Leonard Scudder, who joined from Austin Ryder & Co in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Leonard Scudder


The team is utterly focused on client care and service, providing a complete legal service across the full spectrum of contentious and advisory needs.

Excellent in-house provision, allied with access to the best in specialist referral advice (eg counsel, accountancy, corporate intelligence etc), result in first-class advice and representation no matter what the issue is.

Very international for a smaller firm. Their ambition and implementation of that is second to none – a very driven firm, whose reach is truly global.

The firm manages to secure high-quality work (both litigation and arbitration) from the Middle East and Asia.

The associates are particularly strong. This is usually because they have trained at a market-leading firm before being tempted away by Berkeley Rowe.

‘Leonard Scudder is highly experienced.’

Key clients


Global Emerging Markets (GEM)

MES Global


Triload Capital

UK College of Business and Communications

James Newman



Link Capital


Lions Group

Luca Filat

Sheikh Abid Gulzar

Arnold Du Toit

Rolley Golf

Liquid Logical

Work highlights

  • Acted for an ultra-high net worth individual in multiple matters arising from defective construction works and various adjudication proceedings, in relation to a £75m Knightsbridge property.
  • Acted for a Turkish company in proceedings involving a joint venture with a Nigerian company.
  • Acted for a company embroiled in Court of Appeal proceedings, contesting a winding up order and various pieces of connected litigation, including claims being heard in the Czech Republic and English insolvency courts.

Berkeley Rowe is a Legal 500 ranked specialist commercial and corporate law firm with a modern and international reach. Our experienced team is made up of the top City trained lawyers. By combining our strong professional expertise with the latest technology, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide an outstanding service to ensure flexible and creative solutions for all our clients.

We understand your need for support doesn’t cease at the close of business, and neither do we. Being a modern full-service law firm, we feel being responsive and compassionate is of the utmost importance, so we’re here for you, no matter the time of day. Our clients have direct access to our legal team, meaning we are readily available and always on hand to advise you.

Our range of services is as eclectic as our client base. Whether you’re an international business that needs help with international commercial contracts or litigation, a high-net-worth individual seeking assistance with day to day contracts and disputes or a start-up business, rest assured you’re in safe hands with us as your trusted legal partner and counsel.

We started out with one simple philosophy; to bring high quality City legal advice to a Mayfair location London. Since then, we have opened offices in Dubai and New York and we have a few more national and international offices opening soon. While we may have grown, what we have not sacrificed is our ability to provide exceptional service at locations convenient to our clients. Our focus and bespoke expert advice is still there, it’s now more readily available in international locations suited to our clients both professionally and at their leisure. Our experienced lawyers have acted for clients of many different backgrounds from across the globe.

These include commercial contracts, dispute resolution, private wealth, banking, restructuring, shipping, construction, property, real estate and corporate. We also cover other more individualised areas of law, such as corporate immigration.

At Berkeley Rowe, our focus always remains the same. To provide commercially sound, high quality legal advice for clients who need lawyers to do more than just recite the law, but help them through either a dispute or transaction with their business interests in mind.

As your lawyer, we become your trusted partner and if needed, your in-house counsel. What sets us apart from other firms is our emphasis on our close professional and personal relationships with our clients. However, our modern full-service law firm doesn’t just focus on the client. We also focus on the client’s industry, its competitors, as well as potential allies, to ensure that the client’s needs are fully met within the environment they operate in.

Global Head of Real Estate Marc Da Costamarcdacosta@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Litigation Leonard ScudderLeonardScudder@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Real Estate Hussain AhmedHussainAhmed@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
White-Collar Crime Gemma Redferngemmaredfern@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Real Estate Nohman Sheikhnohmansheikh@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Litigation Daniel Robertsdanielroberts@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Real Estate Goeffrey Yussoufgeoffreyyussouf@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Real Estate Morgan Nicholasmorgannicholas@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
Litigation Jonathan Bennettjonathanbennet@berkeleyrowe.com02037868965
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