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Gateley Plc

SHIP CANAL HOUSE, 98 KING STREET, MANCHESTER, M2 4WU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 836 7700
Fax:
Fax 0161 836 7701
DX:
14317 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.gateleyplc.com
Birmingham, Dubai, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester and 2 more

Janine Allen

Tel:
Work +44 (0) 161 836 7913
Email:
Gateley Plc

Work Department

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Janine has over 20 years’ experience dealing with commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has been an accredited mediator for the last ten years and is a mediator member of the ADR Group. Janine specialises in high-value complex disputes including professional negligence claims (across the spectrum), partnership and shareholder disputes and litigation arising out of corporate transactions. Recent successes include acting for a claimant in a complex claim against a co-director for numerous breaches of fiduciary duty and associated unfair prejudice petition and acting on various solicitors’ professional negligence claims including in respect of corporate advice on acquisition, tax advice and property transactions. Current directorships: Bury Catholic Preparatory School, Bury.

Career

Trained Wragge & Co, Birmingham; qualified 1989; trainee solicitor followed by three years post-qualification as a solicitor in the corporate recovery team; followed by eight years at Addleshaw Booth & Co, Manchester as solicitor then associate in corporate recovery team; partner and head of litigation at Chaffe Street, Manchester and then partner Halliwells LLP for ten years followed by partner at Gateley LLP in commercial dispute resolution unit, Manchester.

Languages

Conversational French.

Member

ADR Group Mediator; CEDR accredited mediator.

Education

Lostock Hall High School, Preston; Runshaw College, Leyland; University of Birmingham (1981-84 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Janine enjoys walking, swimming, the theatre and varied reading. She also enjoys family pursuits.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Gateley Plc's team regularly handles healthcare sector disputes against NHS Trusts in addition to sports-sector matters and contentious trust and probate cases. United Kingdom Cheerleading Association is a key client for the team.  Department head Sarah Sabin handles corporate disputes as well as high-value contentious trusts and probate work; she is ably supported by Janine Allen, who is ‘excellent both strategically and in terms of handling clients’ and is experienced in healthcare sector disputes. Also recommended are ‘excellent’ legal director Nicola Richardson, and senior associates Nick Murrills, who focuses on sports-related cases, and James Seed.

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