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None of our clients wants to be involved in disputes, but should you find yourself in that situation, we understand that you want to win, but that the cost of doing so must be proportionate to the outcome.

Our dispute resolution experts have a solution-based philosophy built around you and your needs. We look at the commercial issues relevant to you, the commercial drivers behind the dispute and the commercial imperatives for resolution. From the outset we are transparent about costs. 

Dispute resolution does not just mean the courts. Our international team has experience at all levels of national courts, in institutional and ad hoc arbitration and in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. We were founding members of CEDR, the foremost mediation institution in the UK.

Our clients range from high net worth individuals, to corporates and governments. Our business is international like our clients. We regularly work in cross-border teams to deliver results in jurisdictions around the globe.

We have teams of litigation and arbitration experts within the firm specialising in financial services regulatory, intellectual property, employment, personal injury, public and regulatory, real estate, tax and technology disputes. Our combined skill sets give you a competitive edge.

We have been ranked in Legal 500 UK 2016 for Commercial Litigation and our team's "client service is second to none".


 Notable deals / highlights

  • Advised on more than 10 US and UK interrelated arbitrations with a value in excess of $300m in the financial services and reinsurance sector.

  • Acted for a BVI company in a $60m breach of contract claim arising out of the acquisition of shares in an energy infrastructure company.

  • Represented a large private equity fund in a €100m claim against the former board of a company it had acquired. We were instructed to obtain a worldwide freezing injunction in the English courts in support of proceedings in another European jurisdiction and to coordinate enforcement worldwide.

  • Recently acted for a major football club in an €18m arbitration concerning the construction of its new stadium, where the issues included delay, additional costs and design. The claim involved coordinated issues in multiple jurisdictions inside and outside the EU.

  • Successfully represented the liquidators of Lehman Brothers Finance in two separate $1bn claims in the English Court of Appeal and Supreme Court relating to unsegregated client monies and early termination provisions of the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement.

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