Simon Garbett > Squire Patton Boggs > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile
Squire Patton Boggs Offices
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The ‘outcome focused’ team at Squire Patton Boggs attracts praise for its handling of both local and cross border cases, especially those with a focus on IT and technology disputes where director Ian Skinner is prominent. Birmingham litigation head Simon Garbett handles a significant amount of risk advisory work and supply chain disputes within the automotive, retail and manufacturing sectors. Senior associate Mariyam Harunah is trusted by national and international clients on defamation and reputation management.
Squire Patton Boggs has a specialism in retail mis-selling claims, including those related to film finance and payment protection insurance. Its expertise extends into the fields of regulatory issues and dispute management through insurance policy coverage. Simon Garbett is a qualified solicitor advocate who specialises in commercial and financial services litigation and arbitration. Senior director Ian Skinner has a long history dealing with fraud and professional negligence work.
Squire Patton Boggs‘ environmental, safety and health team has specialist expertise in advising both on the criminal and regulatory aspects of product liability. The team frequently acts on civil claims, risk management and product recalls in the food and automotive sectors, with specialty chemical lawyers and a worldwide food and beverage litigation team. Rob Elvin leads the team with extensive expertise in the nuclear, gas, chemical, engineering and construction sectors. He is supported by Birmingham-based lawyers Simon Garbett, who heads the firm’s automotive group and compliance expert Nicola Smith.
‘Consistently strong with litigation work‘, Squire Patton Boggs‘ team is adept at contentious regulatory and fraud-related pensions work, with additional expertise in professional negligence cases, where it represents trustees and employers in bringing claims. Tax disputes and data protection issues concerning pension schemes are other niches for the group, which also has a growing risk management focus. Leading the department from Manchester is ‘excellent case strategist‘ Victoria Leigh, who is active in pension disputes thought leadership. Also in Manchester, senior associate Rebecca Green is building a practice that involves pension-related professional negligence claims. In Birmingham, Simon Garbett acts for employer and trustee clients across the waterfront of contentious pensions issues. In Leeds, Jason Blakey has experience in representing companies involved in pensions liberation fraud cases.
- Banking litigation - West Midlands > Dispute resolution
- Commercial litigation: Birmingham - West Midlands > Dispute resolution
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- Real estate > Environment
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Licensing
- Employment > Pensions
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport
- Finance > Banking and finance
- Dispute resolution > Banking litigation
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Birmingham
- Real estate > Construction
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham
- Employment > Employment
- Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery
- Employment > Health and safety
- Real estate > Commercial property: Birmingham
- Real estate > Property litigation