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Colin Jaque

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DWFM Beckman

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Dispute resolution and licensing law.


Throughout his legal career, Colin has worked as a litigator conducting mainly commercial disputes, but his main interest is in chancery litigation. He currently specialises in dispute resolution arising out of contract and tort, particularly professional negligence, property disputes arising in relation to the sale of and charges on land, specific performance and recission, boundary disputes, variation of trusts and administration of estates, wills, company matters, dissolution of partnerships, construction, and rectification of deeds and documents. He has taken a significant number of cases to the Court of Appeal and to the House of Lords.


Trained Nickinson & Co; qualified 1963; partner Nickinson & Co; partner Jeffrey Green Russell; partner Finers; founded Jaque Simmons with Anthony Simmons, which subsequently merged with another firm to form Lyndales; partner David Wineman 2005, which merged with DFM Beckman in 2008. Joint author of two books ‚Äď ‚ÄėChancery Procedure‚Äô (Oyez) and ‚ÄėChancery Procedure and Orders‚Äô (Longman); has also written many legal magazine articles; jointly with barrister Nicolas Bard, authored a paper on behalf of London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA) on ‚ÄėThe Modernization and Amelioration of Court Procedure‚Äô, which was considered and adopted by Lord Woolf in his review of court procedure; also instrumental on behalf of the LSLA in the setting up of the Communications Rooms at the Royal Courts of Justice. He was appointed by the Law Society and has acted for many years as a Costs Assessor advising High Court Judges on appeals from decisions of Costs Judges in relation to disputes in connection with costs arising in contentious matters.


Clifton College, Bristol.

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

DWFM Beckman 'goes the extra mile for a successful conclusion'. The team’s expertise includes commercial contract and corporate disputes; insolvency and debt recovery; IP issues; property and trusts; and professional negligence. Other areas of strength include civil fraud, injunctions and asset tracing. Peter Bridson heads the team, Demetris Dionissiou is 'very tactically aware', Sharokh Koussari 'achieves the required results'; and Claire Lyon is 'approachable and helpful'. Other key contacts include Elizabeth Johnson, Naylah Hamour and Colin Jaque.

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