Dan Geddes Senior Associate

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Contact Details

“From the outset we were impressed by Dan's confident manner, immediate grasp of the facts and superb legal advice and guidance.”

Finance Director of communications business 2017
Dan is a Senior member of Commercial Litigation team in Southampton dealing with a wide variety of disputes. He has specialist knowledge in company law, insolvency, insurance, debt recovery and contract law. 

Main areas of practice 

  • Commercial litigation
  • Commercial disputes
  • Insolvency 

Clients

Dan's clients include: 

  • Many local businesses and private individuals on and around the South Coast
  • Insolvency practitioners from firms including RSM, Mazars, Quantuma, CVR, Smith & Williamson, Portland Business and Recovery Solutions;
  • Large international insurance companies and their policyholders;
  • A variety of banks, invoice discounters and factors, debt purchasers and motor/equipment finance companies;

Significant experience

  • Advising and representing an international insurance company in relation to a dispute with one of its policyholders worth approximately £500,000
  • Pursuing a claim on behalf of an insolvency practitioner against a former director of a business who had unlawfully removed funds from the company
  • Advising a former director and shareholder of a high profile local business in relation to an alleged breach of warranty dispute arising from a shareholder agreement
  • Advising a technology business on the recovery of a substantial debt owed to it by a cash-strapped customer
  • Representing the liquidators of various companies in relation to claims against former directors arising from alleged tax fraud and director misfeasance

Other expertise

  • Shareholder disputes
  • Warranty disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Advice on directors' duties and director disqualification

“Meticulous, measured and incredibly knowledgeable...”

Chambers 2016

Expertise

Related Knowledge & Resources

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