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Birketts LLP

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Max Roessler

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Birketts LLP

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Commercial litigation, Professional negligence




Max joined Birketts in 2004.  He is a partner in our dispute resolution team and our logistics and shipping team.

Max acts for a range of clients and is involved in resolving business disputes of all kinds, both domestic and international.  He specialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, particularly logistics disputes, professional negligence claims and product liability.


Max is a fluent French and Dutch speaker.

East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Norwich

Within: Leading individuals

Max Roessler - Birketts LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Norwich

Birketts LLP's pre-eminent litigation practice in Norwich handles cases up to and including the Supreme Court level, as well as representing clients in mediations, arbitrations and expert determinations. Practice head Paul Matthews and partner Max Roessler are the leading lights of the practice and have broad experience in commercial contract disputes, partnership disputes and many other contentious matters. Senior associate Robert Tiffen 'has a strong eye for detail and makes considered decisions; his actions are both proactive and robust'. Among Matthews' highlights was his defence of a client in Commercial Court proceedings against a claim by Capita Insurance Services PLC for an indemnity provided under a sale and purchase agreement by which the client sold his interest in insurance broker Sureterm Direct Limited. At appeal the claim was unanimously dismissed. Among the firm's clients are Norwich City FC, Norwich Airport, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital and offshore energy services company Sembmarine SLP.

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East Anglia: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Leading individuals

Max Roessler - Birketts LLP

Within: Professional negligence

Birketts LLP has a strong claimant practice that services clients both in East Anglia and nationwide. It regularly handles claims against a variety of professionals but with a particular focus on solicitors and accountants, and it deals with many cases concerning negligent probate advice. Experienced litigator and member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA)  Max Roessler leads the practice and advises both business and private clients on claims against a wide range of professionals, though many of his cases focus on matters involving other law firms. Partners Paul Matthews and PNLA member Laurence Weeks also play key roles in the practice, in which senior associates Bernadette Baker and Robert Tiffen and associate Susannah Catchpole are also recommended. Roessler recently acted for a client bringing a claim against financial advisers for poor investment advice affecting beneficiaries. Highlights for Matthews included acting in a claim against solicitors for the negligent management of a potential claim.

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