The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

DLA Piper UK LLP

4TH FLOOR, WALKER HOUSE, EXCHANGE FLAGS, L2 3YL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02073 490 296
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 9208
DX:
14103 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Catherine Radcliffe

Tel:
Work +44 0151 237 4853
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Litigation and Regulatory

Position

Catherine Radcliffe is a Legal Director in the Litigation and Regulatory team at DLA Piper and has extensive experience of advising clients in respect of complex and high value commercial and corporate disputes across a range of sectors. She advises clients in respect of claims for breach of contract and professional negligence, shareholder disputes and disputes arising out of M&A transactions and long term commercial contracts throughout the litigation process including pre-action negotiations. She has a practical and commercial approach to managing disputes, client relationships and relationships with third parties such as witnesses and experts.

Education

2:1 LLB Hons from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth; Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction from the College of Law, Chester.


North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Liverpool

Within: Next generation lawyers

Catherine Radcliffe - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Liverpool

DLA Piper UK LLP's wide-ranging expertise covers complex technology and outsourcing disputes, disputes relating to M&A transactions, and professional negligence and commercial contract cases, often with a multi-jurisdictional component. Clients include Bache Soletanche, International Cotton Association, Conviviality Retail, Stanley Black and Decker, Begbies Traynor and Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool team head Mark Goodwin  is ‘excellent’. Legal directors Catherine Radcliffe  and Christina Sharma are also key members of the department.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to