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Stewarts Law LLP

9 BOND COURT, LEEDS, LS1 2JZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0113 222 0022
Fax:
Fax 0113 222 0044
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London

Mo Bhaskaran

Tel:
Work +44 (0)113 394 9486
Email:
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation, Leeds


Expertise:

Mo advises on high-value disputes relating to a range of commercial matters including IT and PFI projects, product recalls and corporate claims arising from mergers and acquisitions. His clients span industries as diverse as manufacturing, financial services, technology, energy and health.

He has also acted on several fraud and corruption claims both in the UK and overseas, including advising on Bribery Act compliance issues.

Experience:

Cases in which Mo has advised include defending a major public sector body from claims exceeding £100m in relation to the cancellation of a large PFI project. He also acted on an internal investigation into historic corruption/fraud by a senior director within a FTSE 250 listed group, defending an HMRC investigation arising as a result and pursuing claims against the director responsible.

Recognition:

Mo is described by Chambers as a well-regarded practitioner with experience handling large corporate disputes involving IT, product liability and fraud who is “sound and calm”.

Career

Mo joined Stewarts as a partner in 2013 after spending 14 years at Pinsent Masons, the last six as a partner.

Member

Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association. 

Society of Computers and Law Committee


Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

‘A first-class litigation boutique’, Stewarts Law LLP is ‘easily one of the best for litigation outside of the Magic Circle’ fielding ‘a strong team with a sense of purpose’ that is ‘undoubtedly the premier firm in Yorkshire, maybe even nationally’. The group is highly regarded for its experience in cartel damage claims, financial services disputes, fraud matters and investigations. Mo Bhaskaran, who ‘strikes the right balance between aggression and realism’, leads the department, which also fields the ‘tenaciousKate Pollock, who is ‘efficient and a popular team leader for competition work’; the ‘absolutely brilliantJonathan Sinclair and senior associate Nick Haworth, who is ‘a savvy litigator with a bright future ahead of him’. Highlights included Pollock representing multiple corporates in cartel actions relating to interchange fees charged by MasterCard on debit and credit card transactions, Sinclair acting in cartel actions against Visa relating to interchange fees and Ian Gatt QC representing Iiyama in damages proceedings relating to a cathode ray tube cartel. Marks and Spencer, Wm Morrison, Home Retail Group and B&Q are also clients. Martin Walsh made partner in 2018.

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