Dan Geddes

Legal Director
Contact details

023 8085 7072

Dan has provided a first-class service to us and has always exceeded our expectations in relation to the advice given and in the speed of delivery following instruction. Dan and his team are always friendly and welcoming and are never too busy to take a call and/or answer any day to day queries that arise. This makes my job so much easier and assists the business no end. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Dan and his team.

Recoveries manager of a lending institution January, 2019

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;

Expertise

Career

Dan graduated from University of Manchester in 1999 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. Dan first joined Blake Morgan (then Blake Lapthorn) in 2007.

Contact details

023 8085 7072

Memberships
  • Chartered Institute of Credit Management
  • Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • R3 (Association of Insolvency Professionals)

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

Additional Expertise

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

Quotes


I can only express positives about my engagement with Dan Geddes at Blake Morgan. Throughout the process Dan and his team were diligent and thorough, leaving no stone unturned. Above all, their ability to communicate proactively really made me feel at ease when my case at times was a little tricky. Thanks to all involved and for securing the result we were looking for.

Director, IT/Technology company Nov, 2018

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

Meticulous, measured and incredibly knowledgeable...

Chambers 2016