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DWF

5 ST PAUL'S SQUARE, OLD HALL STREET, LIVERPOOL, L3 9AE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0333 320 2220
Fax:
Fax 0333 320 4440
Email:
Web:
www.dwf.law

Andrew Whalley

Tel:
Work +44 (0)151 907 3319
Email:
DWF

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I am a Partner and Location Head for the Commercial Litigation team in Liverpool. I deal with all aspects of contractual and commercial disputes as well as corporate and shareholder disputes, cross-border litigation and professional negligence claims.

Position

Partner

Career

My experience and expertise in managing disputes covers Europe, Asia, USA and Southern Africa. I have acted for clients on a number of reported and leading cases.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Whalley - DWF

Within: Commercial litigation: Liverpool

DWF fields a team of ‘switched-on, commercial litigation heavyweights’ commended for their ‘proactive and client-centric approach’. The practice is active across the telecommunications, food and drink, retail and education sectors, handling contractual and company disputes as well as professional negligence, Judicial Review, competition, directors' disqualification, contentious probate, arbitration and injunctions. Highlights included advising Telefónica UK on a £20m dispute against Packet Media and representing Burton’s Foods in a business interruption claim against Barratt Homes relating to flooding caused to its factory following the development of adjacent land by Barratt.  Derwent Holdings, Crown Paints and Iceland Foods are also clients. Department head Andrew Whalley is ‘very committed and has a great manner with clients’; he also leads the firm’s telecoms sector group. other key figures include Graham Dagnall , who specialises in corporate and commercial litigation and has particular expertise in disputes in the food and professional services sectors; Matthew Stoll , who is head of the insured litigation practice group; and director Chris King is ‘tactically brilliant’. Senior associates Lyndsay Crowder-Barton, who is a ‘technically able lawyer with a strong eye for detail’, and Helen Otty are also recommended.

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North West: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: Leading individuals

Andrew Whalley - DWF

Within: IT and telecoms

DWF   fields a ‘competent team’ under the leadership of Craig Chaplin  that ‘scores 10/10 all round. The team produces work on time and at a competitive rate’. Key figures include the ‘extremely diligent and technically excellentJames LonsdaleAndrew Whalley, who has considerable experience in managing telecoms disputes and has acted for a number of leading domestic and international telecoms operators and resellers; and Aassociate Richard Meehan. The team regularly advises clients on large and complex IT projects of regional and national significance. It has a broad range of sector expertise with considerable experience in IT and outsourcing projects in the financial services and insurance sectors. Clients include Telefonica UK Ltd (o2), Poundland and WM Morrisons Supermarkets. The group acted for Utiligroup in connection with its supply to utility companies of software and a managed service for Smart Metering. Utiligroup is a provider of innovative software as a service and provides managed service solutions to utilities in addition to handling data for over four million customer registrations. Senior associate Debra Coady advises on a range of IT and outsourcing matters such as telematics services and web-based consumer services as well as on data protection and security issues in a cloud computing context.

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