Stewarts Law LLP > Leeds, England > Firm Profile

Stewarts Law LLP

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire Tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP has ‘fantastic strength and depth in heavy commercial litigation’, acting on high-profile and high-value claims, with expertise in corporate and commercial litigation, civil fraud, cartel damages, and IT disputes. Blue-chip clients including Marks & Spencer frequently instruct the team. ‘Fantastic lawyer and great leaderMo Bhaskaran is the head of the team, specialising in fraud cases. ‘Super litigator’ Kate Pollock is a key practitioner within the team, acting on some of the highest-value competition damage claims nationally.

Practice head(s):

Mo Bhaskaran

Other key lawyers:

Kate Pollock; Nick Haworth; Ed Holmes; Pia Mithani; Hannah Jones; Stuart Carson; Matthew Tighe; Martin Walsh


‘Fantastic strength and depth in heavy commercial litigation, running a massive civil fraud case with elements spanning multiple jurisdictions.’

‘Mo Bhaskaran has excellent strategy, leadership and commercial judgment. Martin Walsh is a first-rate lawyer on top of the case and with excellent drafting. Nick Haworth and Pia Mithani are dedicated team players robustly promoting the client’s interests. Ed Holmes is a very experienced and technically excellent associate. Kate Howard and Hannah Jones work tirelessly as junior associates with amazing organisational skills.’

‘One of the strongest teams in the North – they have an excellent mix of partners and associates with in-depth expertise in both general commercial litigation and competition litigation, and can call for back-up from the London team where necessary. Very collegiate atmosphere among the team. They are brilliant at constructing a case – whether large-scale group litigation or acting for individual corporates/individuals.’

‘Kate Pollock is a superb litigator -she has great commercial acumen and is an A1 communicator. She always has the client’s confidence.’

‘Stuart Carson is a fairly new partner but always on top of the detail and builds a very good rapport with both clients and counsel.’

‘Matthew Tighe is very diligent and personable, and knows his way round all the minutiae of civil procedure.’

‘Pia Mithani is excellent with great judgment and real attention to detail. Mo Bhaskaran is also very astute and commercially minded.’

‘Mo Bhaskaran is the team leader – he is a fantastic lawyer and a great leader. Martin Walsh and Nick Haworth are also excellent.’

Key clients

Marks and Spencer

Asda Stores Limited

Argos (now owned by Sainsbury’s)

Wm Morrisons Supermarkets plc

Centrica plc, British Gas


LaFargeHolcim Limited

Gemalto NV and others

Public Institution for Social Security, Kuwait

Work highlights

  • Represented ASDA, Argos and Morrisons in the £500m high-profile and long-running interchange fee litigation against Mastercard.
  • Acting for Gemalto in €multi-hundred million claim following the European Commission’s €138m fine against Infineon, Philips, Samsung and Renesas.
  • Acting for Marks and Spencer in follow-on damages claim relying on European Commission’s imposition of €3.73bn fines on truck manufacturers for cartel operations.

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP ensures a high quality of representation for clients by providing specialists in the most complex issues of clinical negligence and keeping the caseload low to maintain a bespoke level of service. The team has experience handling a range of claims, including spinal injury, birth injury and cerebral palsy, major failures in treatment for mental health, and fatal accidents. The team also has capabilities to handle the subset of cases where clinical negligence and personal injury overlap. Frank Pinch leads the team in Leeds, working across the full range of claims handled by the firm; he also has experience working on mandates with a cross-border element. In team news, Amy Fielding was promoted to partner in May 2023. At the senior associate level, Gabrielle Ross is recommended.

Practice head(s):

Frank Pinch

Other key lawyers:


‘Stewarts provide a caring and compassionate service, which extends to the experts chosen in support of the claim. Both Stewarts and their experts know the detail in depth and execute their evaluation and interpretation of the data with gusto.’

‘The Stewarts team simply understood our plight and fully understood our long-term goal beyond the settlement of the claim. Amy Fielding fully appreciated our situation and quickly formed a bond with us; we regard Amy as a friend who always delivered what was best for us without causing further upset or emotional trauma. She worked continually to ensure the process was easy to comprehend and offered unbiased views.’

‘I had excellent service from Stewarts, from the moment I made first contact with them they have been fantastic and really gone the extra mile to make the process simple and accessible from a client perspective. Every question has been answered swiftly, with regular updates and I generally could not wish for a better service.’

‘Frank Pinch, hats off to you. Throughout the process, he’s been there on the other end of the phone and I feel he has gone the extra mile to accommodate meetings. Clear concise information on a regular basis puts any client’s mind at ease and translating from legal speak into everyday language makes the process simpler mentally and physically given the difficult process they are trying to help with.’

‘This is a regional clinical negligence team on a par with its London team, consistently successful in representing claimants in cases of the highest complexity both in terms of liability and quantum. A market leader nationally as well as in the region.’

‘Amy Fielding combines her former nursing experience with a first-rate legal mind to devastating effect. Drives a case forward as far as is sensible and gets standout results.

‘Stewarts are simply the best there is in claimant clinical negligence work. No stone is left unturned in investigating a case. They use the best experts, assemble the strongest legal team and ensure every relevant question is properly explored.’

‘Amy Fielding is highly experienced and extremely capable. She is very collegiate in her approach.’

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP is differentiated by its ability to offer clients representation by catastrophic injury specialists working smaller caseloads to provide bespoke services, primarily in relation to serious spinal and brain injuries, amputations, and other complex mandates. The Leeds team is headed up by Daniel Herman, who has an established track record in high-value spinal and brain injury claims. Ben Townsend is active on matters pertaining to severe brain injury, and has worked on a number of cases involving vehicle crashes overseas. Warren Maxwell focuses on issues relating to employers’ and occupiers’ liability, in addition to his specialism in acting on behalf of injured military personnel.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Herman

Other key lawyers:

Ben Townsend; Warren Maxwell; Chris Smith; Lauren Atkinson


‘They are excellent at assessing what professionals injured people need. They are clear in their instructions. They know the best expert witnesses and they use the best barristers. They have good relationships with clients and they don’t hide behind a suit. They are genuine and personable. They care for each client as an individual. They are creative in problem solving.’

‘This team have unparalleled experience in progressing claims to a successful conclusion. The real difference with this firm is that they genuinely engage with the client and have their best interests front and centre at all times.’

‘Lauren Atkinson has incredible attention to detail. Chris Smith is highly pragmatic and tactically astute.’

‘Dan Herman is an absolute titan in this field. Fights ferociously for his clients and has an extraordinary breadth and depth of experience. He is head and shoulders above the rest in the claimant PI market.’

‘Stewarts specialise in spinal cord, traumatic brain injury and amputation claims valued in excess of £1,000,000. The fee earners have a limited number of files, which ensures they are able to focus on the immediate needs of their seriously injured clients and there is excellent supervision and teamwork from head of department to paralegal. Stewarts are quite simply the best at what they do in the field of serious injury litigation.’

‘Dan Herman is at the top of his game. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, works incredibly hard for his clients and has probably achieved more million pound plus settlements than any other serious injury solicitor in the country. He commands the respect of the insurer on the other side and adds significant value to any case.’

‘Simply the go-to firm in the north for high-value PI claims. Head and shoulders above the rest.’

‘Warren Maxwell is at the top of his game and has a superb manner with clients and experts alike. Ben Townsend has vast experience as a tenacious PI litigator.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for a 22-year-old man who sustained a thoracic spinal cord injury in a road traffic collision, settling the case for £10m.
  • Acted for a 29-year-old man who sustained a cervical spinal cord injury in an RTA, reaching a settlement of £10.75m.
  • Acted for a 29-year-old lady who sustained a severe brain injury in an RTA, securing a settlement of £3.5m.

Private client > Family: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire Tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP’s Leeds team focuses exclusively on high-value disputes. The team is able to draw on expertise from its London office to support clients. Adrian Clossick leads the team and is well versed in working with offshore assets, Lisette Dupré brings specialist expertise regarding complex international matters with multi-jurisdictional aspects and Ellie Hampson-JonesJenny Bowden and Sarah Harvey are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Clossick


‘They deliver what they say/claim will deliver. Doing so whilst maintaining thorough communication and updates. Also, no unnecessary charges.’

‘Adrian Clossick’s knowledge of the law is second to none and Sarah Harvey was a pleasure to work with.’

‘I typically work with Lisette Dupré from this team. She is extremely insightful and has vast experience in international cases. Clients enjoy her level-headedness and how reactive she is.’

‘Lisette Dupré remains down to earth and communicates extremely well with clients, while being used to dealing with HNW clients.’

‘Outstanding strength and depth in relation to financial claims on divorce, Stewarts Law in Leeds are in a league of their own.’

‘First-rate partners supported by outstanding associates the firms maintains the same standards of excellence at every level, which allows them to provide value for money without skimping on the service they deliver.’

‘Adrian Clossick leads a formidable team, combining a detailed knowledge of the case with a tactical, strategic approach based on sound judgment and pragmatism, designed to deliver the best possible outcome for their client.’

‘They listen carefully to their clients and deliver good, sound advice. They are efficient and demonstrate an encyclopaedic knowledge of the case.’

Work highlights

Dispute resolution > Group litigation: Claimant Tier 1

The highly regarded group actions offering at Stewarts Law LLP is jointly led by head of tax litigation David Pickstone, competition litigation head Kate Pollock and securities litigation head Keith Thomas. The team, which focuses on cases concerning securities, competition, tax, financial product mis-selling, consumer and data privacy, has recently been acting for multiple financial institutions in claims against Glencore – the firm has a track record of high-profile roles on a raft of other headline-making claims, including the Ingenious and Eclipse film scheme cases and Asda Stores Limited & Others v Mastercard in the Supreme Court.

Practice head(s):

David Pickstone; Kate Pollock; Keith Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Fiona Gillett; James Le Gallais; Marc Jones

Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant Tier 1

The clinical negligence team at Stewarts Law LLP comprises ‘premier league leaders in the field’, and is focused on high-value, complex claims including those involving delayed diagnosis of meningitis and sepsis; birth injury and cerebral palsy; and mental health diagnosis where failure in care leads to catastrophic injury. The group also has particular expertise regarding spinal claims of the highest complexity. In collaboration with the firm’s sports disputes team, the sports injury sub-team continues to grow in strength. Muiris Lyons, a ‘leading light in the clinical negligence field’, heads up the practice. The team has notable experience in claims involving cauda equina syndrome, an area in which Robert Dransfield and Hugh Johnson have specialist knowledge. Amy Heath is a ‘formidable opponent with total mastery of her cases’, and is leading the department’s project to promote collaborative working with NHS Resolution and defendant firms. Alison Goldney is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Muiris Lyons

Other key lawyers:

Amy Heath; Hugh Johnson; Robert Dransfield; Alison Goldney; Alexandra Bennett; Katherine Fitter


‘Premier league leaders in the field, operating in London and the North. They leave no stone unturned in their case investigation and development and get the very best results possible for their clients.’

‘Amy Heath is a lethal litigator and formidable opponent with total mastery of her cases.’

‘Hugh Johnson is hugely knowledgeable and very highly regarded in the sector. Keen eye for detail but also able to see the bigger picture in a claim. A good strategic thinker.’

‘Katherine Fitter is a very impressive litigator. She runs her cases with calm and meticulous efficiency.’

‘The team is ably led by Muiris Lyons who has been a leading light in the clinical negligence field for many years.’

‘Undoubtedly a Tier 1 firm in clinical negligence, with astonishing strength in depth. They only take on maximum severity cases and allocate a small number of cases to each partner, ensuring that they are given all of the attention that they need.’

‘They manifestly work as a very effective team, with good oversight and mutual responsibility.’

‘The quality of the work which Stewarts attract, seek, obtain and maintain must remain amongst the best in the clinical negligence field. No firm is better qualified to investigate and fight cases of the utmost severity and highest value.’

Work highlights

  • Secured admissions of liability in a claim involving the failure to recognise an infection in a newborn leading to Group B streptococcal meningitis and a profound brain injury.
  • Recovered £13m on a capitalised basis for a 26-year-old woman with bilateral below-knee amputations and bilateral amputation of fingers following the failure to treat a suspected infection.
  • Acted for a 51-year-old man in a claim relating to the mismanagement of cervical spine stenosis leading to incomplete tetraplegia at C4.

Insurance > Personal injury: claimant Tier 1

The personal injury team at Stewarts Law LLP is made up of ‘first-class litigators who get excellent results for their clients‘. The firm acts for clients with life-changing injuries in exclusively complex claims worth over £1m; such cases often involve brain or spinal cord injuries, as well as losses of limb, severe burns, severe orthopaedic injuries and severe neurological injuries. The team also has a dedicated international injury offering. Team lead Dan Herman works across the London and Leeds offices, and is ‘proving to be exceptional’ in the role. The team is building a ‘collaborative approach’ with insurers to better progress early rehabilitation services for clients; Charles Edwards has been central in developing protocols with various insurers to this effect. This focus on rehabilitation for clients is also evident in Ben Rogers‘ work with technology developed to assist injured people. Lucy Robinson has notable expertise in cases involving brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation, and is singled out by a client as ‘one of the best all-round PI lawyers there is’. Managing partner Stuart Dench continues to be an active presence within the team.

Practice head(s):

Dan Herman

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Dench; Charles Edwards; Andrew Dinsmore; Clare Salmon; Kimberley Owen; Perry Redgrave, Nichola Fosler; Stephanie Clarke; Anna Wiseman; Lucy Robinson; Megan Goodyer, Anjali Krishnan; John Cahill; Ben Rogers


‘Stewarts PI team are simply the best catastrophic injury team in this sector. The niche practice is run in a client-focused fashion that ensures fee earners are specialists, with small caseloads and very high quality subordinates in their teams.’

‘A lot of work is put into forging a collaborative approach, so as to ensure that funding is available for rehabilitation and so that cases can be settled without litigation as soon as a long-term prognosis permits.’

‘The whole team is excellent, all are first-class litigators who get excellent results for their clients.’

‘Exceptional – best PI team in the country – incredible work ethic and has the best resourcing of any team I know.’

‘Lucy Robinson is an exceptional lawyer – calm, measured, hard-working, great with clients and extremely thorough – one of the best all-round PI lawyers there is. A joy to work with.’

‘Without question the leading UK firm for catastrophic injury claims. Superb degree of client care and attention to the individual case. The strength in depth of the Stewarts team is on a different level to other firms.’

‘Stewarts are, in my view, simply the best PI firm in the country. Certainly in the field of catastrophic injury. They have some of the very best lawyers in the field. They are well resourced and managed. And they train lawyers extremely well. They are well regarded and have very good links with insurers who have the highest regard for them.’

‘Dan Herman has been head of PI for around a year now and, as I expected, is proving to be exceptional. He is a first-class lawyer and litigator.’

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of a 34-year-old man who sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries in a road traffic collision, settling for a lump sum of £3.8m plus annual periodical payments of £220,000 for the rest of the claimant’s life.
  • Acted on behalf of a very young boy who sustained a spinal cord injury and a brain injury, settling for £13.25m.
  • Acted on behalf of a 21-year-old lady who lost her left leg below the knee in a road traffic collision, settling for £5.1m.

Private client > Contentious trusts and probate Tier 1

Spearheaded by James Price, Stewarts Law LLP has ‘a genuine personal touch and really tough fighters’ who are ‘unrelenting in the pursuit of the client’s cause’. It is known, both domestically and internationally, for its expertise in complex, large-scale and often high-profile trust, probate and capacity disputes both in England and other major jurisdictions. Geoff Kertesz is another leading member of the group who is frequently instructed in substantial trust and probate disputes in the UK, and in other countries such as Bermuda, BVI and the Cayman Islands. Emma Holland has a keen focus on probate disputes where there are conflicts of private international law, as well as disputes about capacity. Marcus Parker is another key figure. Senior associate, Jemma Goddard is adept at handling a broad range of trust related actions, as well as assisting in the resolution of estate related disputes. Luca Del Panta is also well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

James Price

Other key lawyers:

Geoff Kertesz; Emma Holland; Marcus Parker; Jemma Goddard; Luca del Panta; Lavinia Randall; Catriona Abraham; Judith Swinhoe-Standen


‘Geoff Kertesz and Catriona Abrahams are very good lawyers and very client focussed . This together with a wealth of experience give me great comfort and security.’

‘James Price has built an excellent team from scratch. James Price is a star. That is evident from the team he has built and the work he is attracting. Would not hesitate to send him a client and have done.’

‘James Price is a brilliant leader and has developed a cohesive, tight knit group of top-class lawyers. Geoff Kertesz is universally loved by clients. He combines personal skills with legal/technical acumen unlike anyone else.’

‘Stewarts are widely regarded as the best specialist litigation firm in London. Their partner bench is superb, and each of them brings something exceptional to the table. They are my go-to firm for all litigation in London.’

‘James Price – exceptionally talented, and the person I would want on my side in any piece of litigation Marcus Parker is one of the best lawyers I have worked with in terms of his commercial instincts and his ability to get the best result for his clients. Geoff Kertesz has a brilliant mind and inspires confidence in all his clients’.

‘James Price is personable, intelligent, good judgment and determination to win for his client. Emma Holland is very able, clever, on top of her brief. An excellent young partner. Geoff Kertesz is talented, bright and able to bring a North American perspective to transatlantic private client litigation. Luca del Panta is extremely bright and capable senior associate.’

‘James Price has a huge depth of knowledge and experience which he brings to any case. He is incredibly dedicated to his clients’ causes and seems to be able to keep many very significant plates spinning in many jurisdictions at the same time. Judith Swinhoe-Standen – a very bright and hard-working associate. Extremely responsive, a pleasure to deal with and takes on lots of responsibility.’

James Price is a bright experienced litigator with a can-do attitude. Geoff Kertesz is all over the detail with a thorough command of the law in this area. Luca del Panta is a superb associate. Emma Holland is a delight to work with. Marcus Parker has a wealth of offshore experience.’

Key clients

Ven-Jiao Wang (a.k.a. Tony Wang)

Lands Company Limited

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and other charities

Work highlights

  • Advised Tony Wang on the largest trust dispute in history, winning 5-0 in the Privy Council in a decision that has far-reaching consequences for the trust industry.

Private client > Family Tier 1

Stewarts Law LLP ‘floats above the stratosphere of the family law world with the largest collection of the highest altitude talent in the sphere’. The group led by Stephen Foster, who is praised for his ‘stellar client management skills’ and for his ability ‘to think incisively’. The bulk of its cases concern large volumes of money, with a large percentage of them involving assets in excess of £500m. Its reported cases frequently have a widespread impact on family law. Debbie Chism has an excellent matrimonial finance practice, while Emma Hatley specialises in complex family cases for high-net-worth individuals, usually with an international dimension. Richard Hogwood is highly recommended for his work on cases involving intricate trust and tax issues, as well as post and pre-nuptial agreements. Helen Ward is highly recommended, and Toby Atkinson has advised on some of the firm’s most significant international cases, often relating to jurisdictional disputes. It has ‘outstanding talent at all levels’, and other recommended individuals include Matthew Humphries, Carly Kinch, and Lewis Powers. Recent team developments include Lisette Dupré joining the practice from Dawson Cornwell LLP and Voirrey Ward’s recent promotion to the partnership.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Foster

Other key lawyers:

Helen Ward; Debbie Chism; Richard Hogwood; Emma Hatley; Carly Kinch; Lewis Powers; Toby Atkinson; Lucy Stewart-Gould; Matthew Humphries; Voirrey Ward; Charlotte Sanders; Lisette Dupré; Sam Longworth; Lucy Stewart-Gould


‘Best in London by a mile for me. They have strength in depth, are composed and highly efficient. Clients and judges adore them and they are a dream to work with.’

‘Probably the best family law team in London and the UK with no weak links. From its partners to the paralegals, the quality of their members is first rate.’

‘Sam Longworth is a very good leader; he is responsive and supportive and gives very sound advice that is realistically orientated. Lucy Stewart-Gould is outstanding, diligent and extremely hard working. Always responsive and works quickly.’

‘Outstanding talent across all levels.’

‘Emma Hatley is an exceptional family lawyer who commands enormous respect within her team and amongst her peers at the bar, as well as competitors.’

‘The top-focussed individuals are Emma Hatley and Carly Kinch and they have qualities of support and realism for clients of any background or wealth and motivation. This is a skill much in demand with high-net-worth clients.’

Emma Hatley and Debbie Chism both stand out; both are stellar in their field and will run the gauntlet for any client. Debbie is able to blend her litigation spirit and deploy it successfully in the field of collaborative law, giving the clients a real holistic experience of separation for the benefit of the whole family. Lucy Stewart-Gould is on her way to the top undoubtedly.’

‘Debbie Chism is a formidable lawyer who is as accomplished at litigation strategy as she is in negotiating settlements. She is one of the few in London who still successfully practice collaborative law. Matthew Humphries is an excellent family lawyer; clever, immensely hard working, and sensible.’

Transport > Travel Tier 1

The ‘bright and incredible team’ at Stewarts Law LLP is well-equipped to advise on the remit of catastrophic and fatal injury matters in international contexts for claimants and their families. Christopher Deacon, noted for his ‘incredible depth of knowledge and experience’ in PI, and has a particular focus handling a broad-range of matters, from high-profile RTA work to leisure activity-related accidents. Team lead and ‘legend’ Julian Chamberlayne is an aviation expert, as is Sarah Stewart. Aviation is an area of specialism across the team; a notable example of its work in this sector is its representation of bereaved families following the fatal 2019 Boeing 737 plane crash. Peter Neenan and the ‘exceptional’ Rebecca Smith who acted together on this matter, are both key names in London. ‘Go-to litigator’ Scott Rigby is an APIL-accredited brain injury, spinal cord injury and accidents abroad specialist, adept at handling high-value matters across these areas.

Practice head(s):

Julian Chamberlayne

Other key lawyers:

Christopher Deacon; Scott Rigby; Sarah Stewart; Peter Neenan; Rebecca Smith; Rebecca Huxford; James Griffin




‘Rebecca Smith is exceptional and goes above and beyond to bring the claim to a successful outcome. She has a wealth of knowledge and expertise, is professional, understanding, kind, and has a knack of making you feel at ease in any situation. She is truly someone you would want on your team and I will never forget her.’

‘Stewarts delivers a service above and beyond expectations. Christopher Deacon checks in on me regularly and provide updates and plenty of notice to make some of the most complicated jobs stress-free.’

‘Christopher Deacon is a brilliant lawyer with a meticulous and measured approach to his work. He has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience in personal injury and leaves no stone unturned – from our first meeting he has been incredibly helpful, supportive and made me feel comfortable with all aspects of the case.’

‘I honestly couldn’t ask for more and feel incredibly grateful to be working with such a bright and incredible team.’

‘Stewarts’ travel team are leaders in their field.’

‘Christopher Deacon is an outstanding lawyer who combines an encyclopaedic knowledge of cross-border law with a calm pragmatism as a litigator. Scott Rigby is highly experienced and the go-to litigator for specialist Channel Islands litigation. Rebecca Huxford is able to handle the most challenging cross-border litigation with ease. Julian Chamberlayne is a legend, responsible for developing this outstanding team.’

‘The créme de la créme of the travel and international law personal injury market.’

‘Scott Rigby has the ability to unpick complex jurisdictional issues while providing calm, unwavering support to clients. Christopher Deacon is is meticulous in his approach and has an eye for detail.’

Work highlights

  • Representing the families of ground victims killed in the Shoreham Airshow disaster, which resulted in an unlawful killing verdict in December 2022.
  • Acting for a high-profile F2 driver who sustained life-changing injuries in a crash at the Belgian Grand Prix on 31 August 2019.
  • Acted for a dual US-UK national and product designer in his claim for damages following the catastrophic injuries he sustained in January 2019 while riding in the bucket of a Caterpillar telehandler.

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil Tier 2

A specialist litigation firm, Stewarts Law LLP directs its focus towards large scale investigations and recovery matters, acting on behalf of both corporates and governments, in addition to high growth cyber market disputes and insolvency, tax and trust-related matters. Practice head Mo Bhaskaran  is instructed from clients across a varied array of industries including technology, energy, health, manufacturing and financial services.

Practice head(s):

Mo Bhaskaran

Other key lawyers:

Marc Jones; Pia Mithani; Alex Jay

Key clients


Mark McDonald and Hugh Dickson of Grant Thornton acting as the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd

Group action v Glencore Plc (FL-2022-000025; FL-2022-000026)

David Standish of Interpath Advisory and Russell Crumpler of Teneo (joint liquidators of Exential Investments Inc)

Kijani Resources Limited (in liquidation)

Work highlights

  • Acting for the liquidators of Stanford International Bank in claims following the collapse of one the largest and most notorious Ponzi schemes in history. Our claims are against HSBC seeking to recoup some of the vast losses suffered on a variety of bases including the developing area of law around banks’ Quincecare duties.
  • Representing multiple large financial institutions who purchased Glencore plc shares in 2011 before the company was exposed for large scale global bribery and corruption.
  • Acted for 9 Defendants to a very large civil fraud claim which is being brought by SKAT (the Danish tax authority) against around 120 Defendants arising from dividend withholding tax reclaims made by various entities and paid out by SKAT between 2012 and 2015. SKAT’s claim is for in excess of £1.6 billion. SKAT claims that the withholding tax reclaims were fraudulently made.

Dispute resolution > Banking litigation: investment and retail Tier 2

Stewarts Law LLP fields ‘one of the top litigation teams in London’ and one that acts frequently for some of the largest international financial institutions, multi-national corporations, and high-net-worth individuals. The team has carved out a niche specialism in securities litigation, having represented shareholders in high-profile proceedings brought against Tesco, and similarly acting for institutional investors in relation to Glencore. Clive Zietman is a ‘superstar who has driven the team to success’ and leads the department, bringing 30 years of experience in large-scale litigation. ‘Tenacious, driven, and analyticalMarc Jones, ‘smart, indefatigable and creativeFiona Gillett, and ‘impressive litigatorKeith Thomas are key names to note at partner level, alongside Sean Upson and Lucy Ward.

Practice head(s):

Clive Zietman

Other key lawyers:

Marc Jones; Sean Upson; Fiona Gillett; Keith Thomas; Laura Jenkins; Elaina Bailes; Harry Spendlove; Sean Upson; Lucy Ward


‘Clive Zietman is a superstar who has driven the team to success. Strategic, commercial, calm under pressure, completely unafraid of taking on  magic circle firms.’

‘Marc Jones is a tenacious, driven, analytical lawyer who always want to get the best result for his clients.’

‘Harry Spendlove is a standout amongst the senior associates. Extremely hard working and great on the detail but without losing sight of the commercial goals of the client.’

‘Elaina Bailes and Laura Jenkins are both great partners to work with. They are excellent at handling a team and now when to step back and when to get stuck in.’

‘Stewarts have a market-leading securities litigation practice. This remains a developing field in litigation in the UK, but Stewarts established a front-running position early on.’

‘Keith Thomas is a very impressive litigator, someone who quickly develops a close understanding of the complex transactions and dealings involved in security litigation, while maintaining realism and humour throughout. They are all highly recommended.’

‘Fiona Gillett is an excellent team leader, smart, indefatigable and creative in solving problems.’

‘On of the top litigation teams in London.’

Key clients

Mark McDonald and Hugh Dickson of Grant Thornton acting as the joint liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd

Kijani Resources Limited (in liquidation) and Ratio Limited (in liquidation) both acting by their joint liquidators Simon Conway and Edgar Lavarello of PwC

Kestrel Coal Midco Pty Ltd

Timeshare (210 individual claimants v Clydesdale Financial Services Limited)

Alter domus

Work highlights

  • Representing the liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd (in liquidation). The bank went under in 2009 with around $6bn owing to creditors.
  • Instructed by the joint liquidators of Kijani Resources Limited (“KRL”) and Ratio Limited (“Ratio”) to pursue Quincecare claims against Natwest in Gibraltar.
  • Representing Alter Domus in a financial dispute involving off-shore corporate and trust structures.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: premium Tier 3

Litigation-only firm Stewarts Law LLP acts on large scale, complex, cross-border disputes, and is ‘one of the best in the market’. The team consists of a ‘great selection of top-quality but nice and happy lawyers’, with Clive Zietman leading the team that consists of ‘complete packageIan Gatt KC, and ‘highly organized and efficientLorraine Lanceley. Lucy Ward is integral to the team, with specific expertise in complex securities litigation – a mainstay of the work undertaken by the team. The bench strength of the team continues to develop, with the arrival of Alex Leitch from Paul Hastings LLP.

Practice head(s):

Clive Zietman

Other key lawyers:

Ian Gatt KC; Keith Thomas; Harry McGowan; Lorraine Lanceley; Alex Leitch; Lucy Ward


‘With a scale, reputation, and success rate that belies its size, Stewarts’ secret is a great selection of top quality but nice and happy lawyers.’

‘Keith Thomas is at the top in putting together and conducting securities claims. Harry McGowan is a very knowledgeable ex-banker.’

‘One of the best in the market. There is a consistent quality of the team from partners down. They achieve great outcomes for their clients, and totally focused on doing so.’

‘Lorraine Lanceley is superb with clients, a natural team leader, very commercial, and good on detail – a pleasure to work with.’

‘Ian Gatt KC is the complete package, and there is nothing he has not seen. There is no one you would rather be in the trenches with.’

‘I found the breadth of experience in the team critical to both understanding the case process and the determine the most appropriate approach for me as an individual in the context of a multiparty dispute.’

‘I found the team to be sharply focussed and effective within their brief while always being alert to my needs relative to other parties wishing the dispute, including my former employer. I found Ian Gatt KC’s diverse experience across all aspects of dispute litigation to be invaluable. Lorraine Lanceley work highly effectively to deliver the breadth of the Stewart’s team in a highly organised and efficient manner.’


Key clients

Group action v Glencore Plc

Dr Geoffrey Guy, The Chedington Court Estate Ltd and Chedington Events Limited

Lipton Rogers Developments LLP

Maddox RP LLP

Work highlights

  • Representing investors in the circa £500m action against Glencore.
  • Representing a prominent property development firm to defend a High Court claim brought for purported unpaid service fees in relation to the development of 22 Bishopsgate – London’s tallest skyscraper.
  • Acting for the Guy Parties in wide-ranging and inter-connected proceedings which to date has entailed six sets of proceedings, four High Court trials, three Court of Appeal hearings and one Supreme Court hearing.

Dispute resolution > Competition litigation Tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP houses a ‘highly skilled, highly motivated’ practice, which regularly appears in damages claims before the Supreme Court and the CAT. The group acts for notable clients, including Marks & Spencer Plc and QVC UK. Practice head Kate Pollock is a ‘wonderful, brilliant litigator’ who advises a number of domestic and European corporates on claims arising from abuse of a dominant position and cartel activity. ‘Superb technician’ Inge Forster primarily focuses on European disputes, particularly in relation to multi-party claims involving several and joint liability within the energy sector. The ‘super smartStuart Carson handles a broad range of cases, including jurisdiction challenges before the Court of Appeal, and large-scale pan-European claims. The team is bolstered by in-house economist Mark Lewis.

Practice head(s):

Kate Pollock

Other key lawyers:

Inge Forster; Stuart Carson; Mark Lewis; Zach Sananes; Leah Keen


Kate Pollock, Inge Forster and Leah Keen are all really excellent competition lawyers. Leah is really clever and works diligently with clients to build claims and liaises with numerous individuals to pull together the necessary evidence. Inge is a really excellent organiser, who is fantastic at pushing cases forward. Kate is a real class act, super clever, really commercial, and very good at seeing the strategic implications of cases and points.’

‘Kate Pollock is a fantastic role model. She is collaborative and has exceptionally well-made and persuasive arguments.’

‘Stuart Carson is super smart and great to work with. Very entrepreneurial.’

‘An excellent competition team, handling very heavy competition disputes, mainly from a claimant perspective. They are supremely well-organised with deep expertise.’

‘Inge is a superb technician who knows her way round commercial and competition litigation like the back of her hand. Very hard-working and a good tactician.’

‘The team is across all the detail, highly skilled, highly motivated, and superbly led by Kate.’

‘Kate has excellent strategic judgment, a tremendous ability to motivate and lead a highly-skilled litigation team, and an a fine eye for the detail which really matters. Kate is a wonderful, brilliant litigator, who is full of good ideas, with a strong grasp on how to handle heavy, often multi-party litigation and always with an eye on the ultimate prize. Very adroit client-handling ability, and extremely personable.’

‘They are highly experienced, claimant-centred competition damages litigators.’

Key clients

Marks & Spencer Plc

ASDA Stores Limited

Argos/Home Retail Group Plc

Wm Morrisons Supermarkets Limited

Vattenfall AB

Thales SA

Centrica Plc, British Gas

LafargeHolcim Ltd

iiyama UK Limited

Ingram Micro Inc


Victoria Plum Limited

The Works Stores Limited

J D Williams & Company Limited trading as N Brown

American Golf (Trading) Limited

Sportswift Limited trading as Card Factory

Work highlights

  • Advising ASDA Stores Limited, Argos Limited/Home Retail Group PLC, and Wm Morrison Supermarkets Limited in the Supreme Court on liability which recently settled on confidential terms prior to an eight-week quantum trial in the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
  • Acting for Thales Group SA (formerly Gemalto SA) and 14 others in the pan-European smart card chip cartel claim at first instance, Court of Appeal and on appeal to the Supreme Court which resulted in a novel decision on limitation in a competition damages context.
  • Acting for Marks and Spencer Plc against DAF and Mercedes-Benz Group in a claim following on from the Trucks Decision of the European Commission.

Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations Tier 3

Stewarts Law LLP utilises a broad range of dispute resolution techniques on behalf of clients, including mediation, ADR, and litigation. The group has broad tax expertise, with areas of strength including corporate residence, domicile, and transactions in securities legislation. David Pickstone leads the team and specialises in direct tax, environmental tax, and commercial tax litigation. Matthew Greene joined from Osborne Clarke LLP in June 2023, and has experience representing both corporate and individual clients. Tax director Lisa Vanderheide is a further key name.

Practice head(s):

David Pickstone

Other key lawyers:

Matthew Greene; Lisa Vanderheide; Anastasia Nourescu


‘Very approachable, sympathetic staff who engage with vigour and get to the root of issues quickly.’

‘Pragmatic and sensible approach, detailed knowledge, and very helpful advice.’

‘David Pickstone is highly commercial and technically very strong.’

‘A small but perfectly formed team doing some of the most interesting and innovative tax disputes work.’

‘Stewarts’ tax litigation team is top class, with leading practitioners who really know their stuff and take an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to maximising their clients’ claims.’

‘David Pickford is a standout individual with a measured, client friendly approach.’

Key clients

Tayto Group Limited

FCC Recycling UK Limited

John Jaekel

The Blair Partnership

The Noble Organisation

Singleton Birch Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Tayto Group Limited on a dispute with HMRC over an attempt to deduct goodwill which it says arose during a re-organisation of the wider Manderley Group.
  • Acted for FCC & Singleton Birch on appeal to the Tax Tribunal in respect of c.£10m assessment to Landfill Tax issued by HMRC regarding relevant waste.
  • Acted for a group of 110 investors in a claim against Andrew Thornhill KC that focused on written advice that was provided by Mr Thornhill in respect of the Scotts Atlantic Schemes, which was used by the promoters as part of their marketing efforts to encourage claimants to invest.

Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders Tier 3

Aaron Le Marquer leads the policyholder disputes team at Stewarts Law LLP, joining from Fenchurch Law in September 2022, with a focus on high value, complex disputes arising out of geopolitical issues. It has extensive experience regarding Covid-19 business interruption claims, and sits within the frims’ larger team with access to tax, insolvency and sanctions specialists. ‘Aaron Le Marquer is genuinely outstanding’, with notable expertise in cross-border claims. ‘Excellent’ associate James Breese also moved alongside Le Marquer in 2022, a specialist in financial lines of insurance.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Le Marquer

Other key lawyers:

Elaina Bailes; James Breese


‘A great new insurance team under Aaron Le Marquer, who came in with one of the very leading COVID business interruption practices.’

‘Aaron Le Marquer is one of the top for business interruption insurance, with knowledge of all cases and developments in the area and good client management. James Breese is an excellent associate working for him.’

‘Focused on high value and complex insurance litigation for policyholders: the team is immensely experienced, agile, well resourced, and tenacious. Particular expertise in heavy COVID-19 business interruption insurance disputes.’

‘Aaron Le Marquer is the complete package: deep knowledge of both the law and the market, brilliant on strategy, great team leader.’

‘James Breese is a senior associate going places fast: responsive, energetic, and superb with clients.’

‘Good overall knowledge of the sector combined with the ability to pick out relevant themes and threads from other ongoing cases.’

‘Aaron Le Marquer is genuinely outstanding. Completely unflappable. Brilliant on the law and with clients. A standout name in the market.’

‘The team are very focused on the policyholders best interests. They go the extra mile to ensure that all possible angles are considered and discussed with the client. They are highly knowledgeable and I have no hesitation in recommending them to our clients’

Key clients

London International Exhibition Centre plc

Liberty Retail

Glyndebourne Opera

Arena Racing

Work highlights

  • Acting for the London International Exhibition Centre in its Covid-19 BI test case claim on causation in ‘at the premises’ disease clauses.
  • Representing Liberty Retail in Covid-19 BI dispute over whether coverage is triggered at all under the Prevention of Access clause.
  • Representing a group of 22 UK racecourses in their Covid-19 BI claim against Liberty Mutual, Allianz and Aviva.

Employment > Senior executives Tier 4

Specialising in the financial services and banking sectors, Stewarts Law LLP advises a wide range of senior executives. Joseph Lappin handles high-profile and complex whistleblowing cases. The team more broadly acts in a broad range of sex, age, race and disability discrimination claims, often regarding neurodiversity and mental health. Charlie Thompson advises on reshuffling.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Lappin

Other key lawyers:


‘Joseph Lappin is a real star: his reassuring manner belies a ferocious work ethic and ability beyond his years.’

‘Highly focused team delivering work of the highest quality.’

‘Charlie Thompson is very pragmatic and commercial in his approach, but also very empathetic with often extremely vulnerable clients. His legal knowledge is really impressive and he is extremely bright, but he wears it lightly, and is always focused on what is the best outcome for the client. He is a very effective negotiator.’ 

‘Practitioners are of the highest quality, extremely strategic but also strong attention to detail.’ 

‘Charlie Thompson is commercial, practical, personable and highly knowledgeable. Everything you want a litigator to be.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a senior lawyer at a City law firm on their exit following allegations made against another senior lawyer at the firm.
  • Advised a British citizen who was born in Russia on discrimination they experienced after the invasion of Ukraine.
  • Represented a senior M&A professional in complaints relating to sex and age discrimination and equal pay issues.

Insurance > Professional negligence Tier 4

Stewarts Law LLP is primarily active on claimant side matters, and has core expertise in tax disputes and commercial litigation. The department has a strong record of high value and high-profile cases, with experience working across the UK and Europe. Practice head David Pickstone is highly experienced in tax disputes, and is a key name for complex claimant cases. James Le Gallais, described as  ‘great with clients and opponents alike’, handles negligence cases involving tax planning, structuring, and investment advice.

Practice head(s):

David Pickstone

Other key lawyers:

James Le Gallais; Darren Kidd; Alex Lerner


‘The team has unrivalled experience in complex tax-related professional negligence matters, where it combines expertise in both tax and commercial dispute resolution to great effect. The partners combine with energetic and enthusiastic associates to form an effective team with talent at all levels.’

‘James Le Gallais is an absolute star. A brilliant lawyer, he has a sharp intellect combined with a sure strategic touch and an easy-going manner. New partner Alex Lerner’s promotion deservedly reflects his work ethic and ability.’

‘Solid claimant team.’

‘David Pickstone is a sensible operator.’

‘Stewarts have a litigation practice second to none. It runs very complex professional negligence cases e.g., involving tax schemes where rafts of highly skilled professional advisors are in the frame following challenges to those schemes by HMRC. Its analysis of strengths and weaknesses of a claim is absolute, meaning that client’s get detailed, comprehensive, and realistic advice, and the best settlements possible in mediation.’

‘James Le Gallais is great with clients and opponents alike. Very personable and a top drawer talented, strategically focused and extremely intelligent lawyer.

‘Great cross-sector experience and expertise.’

‘James Le Gallais is a rising star in tax litigation matters.’

Work highlights

  • Acted for a group of 110 investors in a ground breaking professional negligence claim against Andrew Thornhill KC.
  • Acted for 300 HNW individuals in the case known as the ‘Ingenious Litigation’.
  • Acted for 177 investors in an investment scheme called “Eclipse”.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 5

Stewarts Law LLP houses a dedicated international arbitration practice that covers commercial and investor-state arbitration, along with arbitration-related litigation before the English Courts. The practice is now led by Sherina Petit, following her recent move from Norton Rose Fulbright. Other key names include commercial and investment treaty arbitration specialist Alejandro Garcia, and Daniel Wilmot, who is 'a bright light in the arbitration world'. Senior associate Mark McMahon focuses on Middle East, Americas and Africa-related commercial, energy and construction disputes.

Practice head(s):

Sherina Petit

Other key lawyers:


‘Clients achieve excellent results with Stewarts. A go-to team for international arbitration.’

‘Alejandro Garcia always provides state-of-the-art advice. He has deep knowledge both of the applicable law and procedural issues.’

‘Alejandro Garcia has outstanding knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of investment arbitration.’

‘Daniel Wilmot is a top talent, prepared to roll up his sleeves and battle for his client’s interests. Calm and collected under pressure, with great lateral thinking.’

Daniel Wilmot is a bright light in the arbitration world – very smart, very good with clients, and very commercially minded.

Mark McMahon is a rising star in international arbitration. He has a superb grasp of the international arbitration field.’

Sherina Petit is a powerhouse in the international arbitration world, particularly as regards India-related work.

‘Sherina Petit is exceptional. She gives 110% to her clients and is a fantastic strategist.’

Key clients

Aiteo Eastern E & P Company

Republic of Poland

Work highlights

  • Representing Terence Highlands, a British national and founder of a shipbuilding company, in a large-value investment treaty arbitration against Mexico concerning the illegal seizure of two state-of-the-art vessels.
  • Defended Aiteo Eastern E & P Company against an ICC arbitration, brought by a subsidiary of the Shell Group, which related to a $512m facility that was extended to purchase an oil field interest.
  • Representing the Republic of Poland in setting aside an enforcement order, obtained in proceedings brought before the English Courts to enforce an arbitral award.

Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency Tier 8

The 'highly-skilled and effective' team at London-based commercial litigation boutique Stewarts Law LLP leaves 'no stone unturned in seeking to formulate the strongest possible cases for their clients', which include officeholders, directors, investors and lenders. 'Intelligent and practical' team head Alex Jay is a 'well-respected presence on the international insolvency and asset tracing market' and brings 'a calm and methodical approach to complex issues'. 

Practice head(s):

Alex Jay

Other key lawyers:

Tim Symes; Elaina Bailes; Laura Jenkins; Sean Upson; Karen Hutchinson; Francesca Berry; Harry Spendlove; Natalie Osafo


‘This is a highly-skilled and effective team with an excellent combination of experienced, wise heads and up-and-coming more junior associates.’

‘Highly skilled litigators who know their stuff inside out. Tactically excellent. Very easy to deal with.’

‘They really think about their cases and do so in detail, leaving no stone unturned in seeking to formulate the strongest possible cases for their clients.’

‘The intelligent and practical Alex Jay brings a calm and methodical approach to complex issues.’

‘Alex Jay is excellent both in terms of law and client management. A well respected presence on the international insolvency and asset tracing market.’

‘Harry Spendlove is an absolute star, he is hardworking, meticulous and has a first-class legal brain.’

‘Tim Symes is a very capable and efficient lawyer.’

‘Tim Symes has a lot of insolvency experience.’

Key clients

David Standish of Interpath Advisory and Russell Crumpler of Teneo (joint liquidators of Exential Investments Inc)

Dr Frank Kebekus and Galapagos SA

The Chedington Court Estate Limited (Chedington)

Susquehanna International Group, LLP (‘SIG’)

Orb a.r.l.

Grant Thornton BVI – as liquidators of Stanford International Bank Ltd

The Chedington Court Estate Limited (Chedington)

Waterside Villages Bonds Ltd (London Capital & Finance)

Kijani Resources Limited (in liquidation)

Work highlights

Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

Dispute resolution > Public international law

The UK's largest disputes-only law firm, Stewarts Law LLP appointed Alejandro Garcia and Daniel Wilmot to co-head the firm's public international law practice from February 2023; investment treaty arbitration specialist Garcia is a May 2022 partner hire from Clyde & Co, while Wilmot has particular expertise in disputes involving oil and gas and technology, as well as the African and Middle Eastern markets.

Stewarts is a law firm like no other. Specialising in high-value and complex disputes, its track record of success has helped the firm become the UK’s leading litigation-only law firm.

The firm: Clients choose Stewarts for its legal excellence, specialist expertise and pioneering approach to complex litigation. The firm’s focus is always on success: achieving the best results for its clients around the world.

Types of work undertaken: Each specialist department has an international reputation for excellence.

Aviation litigation: one of the world’s leading aviation litigation teams, pursuing cases in both UK and overseas jurisdictions. Stewarts’ technical aviation expertise allows it to investigate the causes of air accidents. This drives the litigation strategy for each claim including the selection of defendants, jurisdiction and applicable law.

Clinical negligence: the team focuses exclusively on claims involving serious neurological injuries, in particular spinal cord and brain injury. The team’s legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries have enabled its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Commercial litigation: this conflict-free team is known for acting against global banks and multinationals in high-value and complex disputes. Many of its cases are groundbreaking and involve the application of new and developing areas of the law. The firm has unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements for clients, and expertise in co-ordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.

Competition litigation: Stewarts acts in the most high-profile competition cases in the UK and Europe. The use of third-party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enable clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.

Divorce and family: the pre-eminent divorce and family practice in the UK, the partners are regarded as the leading lights of the profession spearheading a department of unrivalled strength and depth advising on all aspects of family law. The team has particular expertise in unravelling complicated trusts, identifying assets held within companies and advising on complex tax issues.

Employment: this leading employment team is recognised for its cutting-edge work for senior executives and an excellent knowledge of how the City works. It advises on a full range of employment, partnership, LLP and shareholder issues with particular expertise advising on individual and team moves, whistleblowing and discrimination claims.

Fraud: We act for governments, sovereign wealth funds, corporates and individuals in fraud and asset tracing claims. Our lawyers have acted in some of the largest global fraud investigations. We are free from conflict and pursue investigations against the world’s largest banks and financial institutions.

Insolvency and asset recovery: We are a leading team of contentious insolvency and asset recovery specialists. We act for officeholders and other stakeholders including lenders, directors, shareholders and investors.

International arbitration: this dynamic team has extensive experience of arbitration cases seated in London and other arbitral centres around the world. As a conflict-free practice, Stewarts is trusted by major City, US and other international law firms to act for their clients when they are unable to do so.

International injury: Stewarts pursues cases both in the UK courts and in overseas jurisdictions, when necessary calling on strategic alliances with law firms around the world. The firm has been involved in many of the leading cases that have shaped the law in this fast-changing area, enabling its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Personal injury: the team focuses exclusively on claims involving serious neurological injuries, in particular spinal cord and brain injury. The team’s legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries have enabled its clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Policyholder Disputes: The team advises policyholders on insurance disputes, including business interruption, property, energy and construction, financial and professional risks and casualty. They only represent policyholders in disputes against insurers.

Securities litigation: the team acts in some of the most high-profile securities litigation cases in the UK, to recover compensation for shareholders’ losses brought about by corporate wrongdoing. The team has the depth and expertise to conduct heavyweight securities litigation. As it is conflict-free, the firm is one of a few with the experience and ability to litigate against the large listed companies and financial institutions on behalf of clients.

Tax litigation and resolution: this specialist tax litigation team advises on tax disputes with HMRC and on tax-related commercial litigation. The firm’s lawyers have acted in many of the most recent high-profile cases brought before tax tribunals. Advice extends beyond legal analysis to address practical, commercial and strategic issues.

Trusts and probate litigation: the team advises on complex, large-scale and often high-profile disputes in the UK and other jurisdictions, including both onshore and offshore trust litigation, and domestic and international probate disputes.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Leeds Office Daniel Herman +44 (0) 113 222 0023
Head of Commercial Litigation Leeds Mo Bhaskaran +44 (0) 113 222 0022
Head of Competition Litigation Kate Pollock +44 (0) 113 222 0022
Head of Divorce and Family Leeds Adrian Clossick +44 (0) 113 222 0022
Head of Clinical Negligence Leeds Frank Pinch +44 (0) 113 222 0022
Head of Personal Injury Leeds Ben Townsend +44 (0)113 222 0024
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Mo Bhaskaran photo Mo Bhaskaran Partner and Co-Head of Commercial Litigation Mo co-heads the commercial litigation department.…
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Amy Fielding photo Amy Fielding Described by one client as leaving no stone unturned in her approach…
Ellie Hampson-Jones photo Ellie Hampson-Jones Senior Associate Ellie is recognised as a “Rising Star” by Spear’s magazine…
Nick Haworth photo Nick Haworth Partner Nick is a partner in the Commercial Litigation team with extensive…
Dan Herman photo Dan Herman Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department. Since 1999, Dan has…
Dan Herman photo Dan Herman Partner and Head of the Personal Injury department. Since 1999, Dan has…
Warren Maxwell photo Warren Maxwell Partner in the Personal Injury department. Warren represents claimants in high-value and…
Frank Pinch photo Frank Pinch Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence Leeds. Frank has achieved some of…
Kate Pollock photo Kate Pollock Partner and Head of Competition Litigation. Described by The Legal 500 as…
Gabrielle Ross photo Gabrielle Ross Senior Associate Gabrielle has been ranked by Chambers as an Associate to…
Matthew Tighe photo Matthew Tighe Partner Matthew specialises in a range of high-value and complex competition disputes,…
Ben Townsend photo Ben Townsend Partner and Head of Personal Injury Leeds. Ben specialises in brain and…
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