Heather Welham Associate

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“The service that Heather provided to our Company was second to none. She has a friendly yet professional manner and I would thoroughly recommend Heather.”

Graitec Ltd 2017
Heather is an Associate in the Commercial Litigation team specialising in contractual disputes. 

Main areas of practice

Heather's work involves advising clients on a wide range of commercial disputes including termination of commercial contracts, breach of warranty claims and disputes relating to post-employment restrictive covenants.

Heather has experience in both High Court and County Court litigation as well as alternative dispute resolution including mediation. 

Clients

Heather has particular experience of acting for businesses in the retail sector helping to identify and then achieve strategic goals using the dispute resolution process.

Whether a client is looking to enforce its legal rights or protect its position Heather finds practical solutions that meet each business' individual needs. Clients find Heather attentive and approachable.

Significant experience

Heather advises on all types of contractual disputes and provides guidance on day to day commercial litigation queries including:

  • Termination of contracts with suppliers and distributors
  • Enforcement of post-termination employment restrictions in respect of non-poaching, non-dealing, non-competition and breach of confidentiality
  • Disputes arising following the sale or purchase of a business
  • Issues relating to product liability
  • Seeking to recover payment of outstanding invoices
  • Breach of shareholder and director duties
  • Understanding the legal implications of provisions contained in commercial contracts

Other expertise

Pensions: Heather assists in providing legal support when Blake Morgan is advising on pensions disputes acting for companies, professionals, insurers, individuals and trustees.

Professional negligence: Heather provides legal advice to clients looking to recover losses sustained as a result of negligent advice given by accountants, solicitors, surveyors and other professionals.  

Expertise

Heather’s Blog

'No Oral Modification' clauses in contracts can be valid and enforceable

Parties to a contract may vary its terms by mutual agreement in certain situations. However, 'no oral modification' clauses in contracts can be valid and enforceable. Our expert takes a look at a recent example.

Continuing benefit required to obtain springboard injunction

If you are seeking springboard injunction relief in commercial litigation a recent case shows that it is best to justify the period of estimated head start using examples and factual material and where possible, independent evidence.

Digital content in the consumer world

Our expert takes a look at the Consumer Rights Act 2015, however, there are a number of pieces of legislation and regulations that need to be examined to achieve the full picture of consumer. Read our overview.

Articles by Heather

The Disclosure pilot scheme in the Business and Property Courts

Article

A new mandatory disclosure pilot scheme has been operating in the Business and Property Courts since 1 January 2019 and will be in place for at least two years. We take a look in more detail.

Duty of full and frank disclosure: Wild Brain Family International Ltd v (1) Robson & (2) Chubb [2018] EWHC 3163 (Ch)

Article

In court proceedings injunctive relief may be granted to the claimant after successfully asserting a without notice application in circumstances where, for example, there is a case of extreme urgency or if there is a need for secrecy.

Merits of the underlying claim relevant in granting an interim injunction to enforce a restrictive covenant: Berry Recruitment Limited v Brooke Donovan

Article

In this particular employment court case, the court had to rule on an interim injunction against a former employee for a possible breach of restrictive covenant. We explore in more detail.

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Speaking Engagements

Blake Morgan's Next Generation Network Event - 6 March
Southampton

We are delighted to invite you to our inaugural Next Generation Network event on 6 March in our Southampton office.

Related Knowledge & Resources

Duty of full and frank disclosure: Wild Brain Family International Ltd v (1) Robson & (2) Chubb [2018] EWHC 3163 (Ch)

In court proceedings injunctive relief may be granted to the claimant after successfully asserting a without notice application in circumstances where, for example, there is a case of extreme urgency or if there is a need for secrecy.

Merits of the underlying claim relevant in granting an interim injunction to enforce a restrictive covenant: Berry Recruitment Limited v Brooke Donovan

In this particular employment court case, the court had to rule on an interim injunction against a former employee for a possible breach of restrictive covenant. We explore in more detail.

Severance of a restrictive covenant – the impact of Freshasia Foods Ltd v Jing Lu [2018]

The Court of Appeal decision in Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2018] placed doubt on whether it was possible for parts of a single covenant to be deleted without changing the nature of the contract.

Guide: Our workplace mediation service

Do you have conflict in the workplace that takes up your valuable time and has a damaging effect on team performance?

A Guide to Civil Penalties for Landlords

Nationwide (England) from 1 February 2016

Recovering outstanding berthing fees – a guide for marinas and boatyards

Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.