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Wedlake Bell
BEDFORD HOUSE
21A JOHN STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2BF
England

Work Department

Commercial litigation; debt recovery; insolvency.

Position

Partner in commercial litigation, insolvency and debt recovery departments. Specialist in downstream gas and electricity supplies. Has worked with a majority of the Big Six suppliers on both claimant, defendant and advisory work. Major recent cases include British Gas Trading Ltd v Oak Cash & Carry [2014] EWHC 4058 (QB) – successful appeal against grant of relief from sanctions under CPR 3.9; Laverty & Ors v British Gas Trading Ltd [2014] EWHC 2721 (ch) – ranking in administrations of charges for gas and electricity charges made under statutory deemed contracts.

Career

Trained Davis & Co; qualified 2002; partner at Moon Beever 2010.

Languages

Italian, Japanese.

Memberships

Freeman of the City of London; Travellers Club, Worshipful Company of Pewterers

Education

Eton College; University of Kent (1986 BA (hons) Film Studies and English); College of Law (1998 Postgraduate Diploma in Law)

Leisure

Rowing; golf; mushroom picking.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Debt recovery

(Leading individuals)

Charles RobinsonWedlake Bell

Wedlake Bell LLP is singled out for its strength operating in the utilities sector, with skill in the electricity and gas industry, spearheaded by highly rated Charles Robinson . Bolstered by its merger with Moon Beever, the team continues to be instructed on high value debt recovery matters, with specialisms in countering fraud and contentious insolvency work; Frances Coulson is the key contact for the former while financial services expert Graham Mcphie is recommended for the latter. The group works closely with its commercial litigation practice to provide a full service offering to clients. Other areas of activity include consumer collections.