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South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

(Next Generation Partners)

Charles CrowneOsborne Clarke LLP

Noted for its stellar expertise in data protection litigation, Osborne Clarke LLP handles high-end shareholder disputes, contractual claims, financial services litigation and boardroom proceedings, with demonstrable capability in cross-border cases. Catherine Wolfenden leads the team and Clare Robinson acts for clients across the technology and business sectors, while Peter Clough standouts for his experience in cross-border disputes across the energy, technology and financial services industries. Charlie Wedin handles cyber and data-related claims and Charles Crowne focuses on financial services disputes, including pensions litigation. Tom Ellis, who acts for corporates in commercial disputes, investigations and fraud-related mandates, remains a key contact in the group.

South West > Insurance > Professional negligence

Accountancy and financial services, construction and real estate, as well as pensions are central pillars for Osborne Clarke LLP‘s professional negligence practice. Acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants, the team sports extensive expertise in regard to FCA and regulatory matters. Accountants and clients in the financial sector turn to Tom Ellis for his longstanding experience in defending them against professional negligence claims. Charles Crowne and associate director Katherine King are also key contacts for financial services litigation in addition to pension disputes.

London > Employment > Pensions: dispute resolution

Osborne Clarke LLP‘s pensions practice was bolstered in May 2022 with the arrival of the BDB Pitmans team, which includes Reading-based pensions specialists Chris Netiatis, David Hosford, and Lee Colgate. The team ably advises employers, trustees, and scheme members on the full spectrum of pensions litigation, with recent work including cases involving age discrimination, part 8 proceedings, and member complaints. Jonathan Hazlett heads up the practice and offers its clients extensive experience in disputes surrounding PPF assessment periods, whilst colleagues Charles Crowne and associate Katherine King specialise in professional negligence and rectification claims respectively; they are described as being ‘excellent’ and ‘superb’.