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Tel:
Work 020 7636 4422
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Fax 020 7636 3736
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82990 MAYFAIR
Email:
Web:
www.wallace.co.uk

Craig Thompson

Tel:
Work +44 (0)207 636 4422
Email:
Web:
www.wallace.co.uk
Wallace LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation

Position

Partner
Areas of Practice - commercial litigation including corporate/company disputes (shareholder actions, director’s breach of duty and contract disputes), fraud, professional negligence claims, mis-selling claims and insolvency related claims. 

Career

I am an experienced commercial litigator, specialising in High Court litigation, arbitration and mediation involving a wide range of corporate clients and high net worth individuals.

I advise on contentious commercial matters for large, high profile organisations across a range of sectors including IT, telecommunications, retail, sports, manufacturing, aviation and business support services. 

I am skilled in dealing with all types of commercial contract disputes, breach of duty claims, financial services mis-selling claims, insolvency related litigation and professional negligence claims (accountants, solicitors and surveyors).

I also have considerable experience and expertise in all forms of commercial dispute management including High Court and County Court litigation, international and domestic arbitration, expert determination, mediation and settlement negotiations.  I am also experienced in dealing with injunctions (freezing orders, search and seize orders and springboard relief).

Increasingly I advise clients on non-contentious matters such as the negotiation of key clauses in contracts and strategic risk avoidance.

 Positions Held:

Wallace LLP, 2006 to present
Partner

I qualified in 1998

Member

Law Society

Education

  • Bristol University
    BA, History
  • University of Northumbria
    LPC


London: Dispute resolution

Banking litigation: investment and retail

Within: Banking litigation: investment and retail

Routinely retained on complex domestic and multi-jurisdictional banking and financial services disputes, Wallace LLP 's 'excellent practice' is conflict free and able to litigate against the banks and financial institutions. The practice has particular expertise in disputes involving breach of duty, contractual interpretation, breach of transactional documentation, contentious restructurings and allegations of mis-selling, misconduct, misrepresentation, deceit and fraud. Alexander Weinberg is noted for complex, high-value disputes involving financial institutions and hedge funds, including those under the ISDA Master Agreement; the 'very hardworking and responsive' Weinberg is 'particularly good, has a clear incisive mind and knows his subject'.  Other recommended names are Oli Goldman , who is 'very bright, very client focused and has considerable litigation experience', and Craig Thompson.

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Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Wallace LLP's 'team is hard-working, commercially minded and successful'. It represented a Panamanian company in its claims against twelve defendants for breach of fiduciary duty and knowing receipt of funds and other contractual benefits that were procured pursuant to the wrongful divestment of a real estate asset.  Simon Serota is litigation head; Alexander Weinberg  is 'outstanding on the law and client relationships but retains an excellent strategic overview'; and Oli Goldman 'balances great litigation skills with an empathy towards clients'. Craig Thompson  is also highly regarded.

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