Luke Coleborn > Shoosmiths LLP > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
PO15 7AG

Work Department

Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Luke is a commercial litigation solicitor with Shoosmiths’ risk and litigation services department, based in Solent, Hampshire.

Luke deals with contractual and tortious disputes – mostly in the automotive, construction, insurance or technology sectors – advising clients such as Volkswagen, Honda, IKEA and GAME, amongst others.

He also advises companies and former shareholders in disputes regarding the sale and purchase of shares and undertakings, and retailers and other blue-chip companies in commercial disputes relating to contractual interpretation and breach, negligence, misrepresentation etc.

Recent work includes:

  • advising international manufacturers and insurers, national retailers and regional distributors in matters relating to consumer rights and protections, including product liability claims and product recall campaigns;
  • advising sellers of a national waste management and disposal company in High Court proceedings brought by the buyers, seeking multi-million pound damages for breach of SPA warranties relating to land and legal and financial liabilities, breach of covenants relating to tax and for indemnities covering costs and expenses; and
  • advising an international motor racing team on breach of a sponsorship agreement in a well-known motor racing tournament.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Hampshire

Shoosmiths LLP‘s dispute resolution and litigation team draws on the firm’s bank of experienced lawyers to act for major brand-name clients in sectors spanning from the retail and leisure industries to the food, hospitality and education arenas, with particularly notable expertise in the automotive and technology industries. The team is led by Jonathan Smart, who is highly recommended for his ability to handle complex cases and navigate media attention, especially for clients in the IT sector. Paula Swain is a specialist consumer finance litigator, known for her in-depth knowledge of consumer credit law, while Shelley White handles asset-based finance litigation and recovery issues, with additional experience in contentious insolvencies. Luke Coleborn is noted for his broad corporate litigation practice, which includes handling partnership and shareholder disputes, breach of warranty claims, breach of contract matters and product liability work.