My practice includes supply chain disputes, warranty claims, heavy engineering and infrastructure disputes, commercial agency and distribution, directors' duties and fraud.
I am an expert in handling commercial disputes which interface with regulatory or public law issues, including competition, EU law, and public procurement, often as part of a team working across different specialisms and jurisdictions. In the last 12 months, I have represented clients in the education, health and defence sectors in disputes arising out of contract procurements by UK central government, and I am currently acting in leading competition litigation cases in the High Court and Competition Appeals Tribunal. I am also a recognised specialist in disputes under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 and have been representing agents and principals for over a decade in industries including electronics, retail, food, aerospace, and luxury consumer goods.
I conduct cases in international and domestic arbitrations under the major institutional rules (such as ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL) and also "ad hoc", particularly in the energy, engineering and infrastructure sectors. I have extensive experience of High Court proceedings to challenge arbitral awards under sections 67 – 69 Arbitration Act 1996 and of the enforcement of awards and judgments on behalf of successful clients in the UK and overseas jurisdictions.
I always endeavour to achieve my client’s objectives in a dispute through a negotiated commercial solution and I am renowned for providing sensible, results-focused advice that achieves the resolution of a dispute as efficiently as possible. Clients value that my absolute commitment to their case is allied with a pragmatic and commercial approach.