A leading provider of litigation and commercial dispute resolution services

Our Commercial Disputes team is one of 11 National Leaders named as experts in litigation and commercial dispute resolution outside London (Chambers 2019) and our offering includes a highly regarded London team.

Our expert commercial disputes lawyers assist our clients with advice on elements of risk in transactions, and if a dispute arises we provide timely advice tailored to the nature of the dispute, our sector knowledge and factoring in any need to maintain an ongoing relationship. Our aim is to provide the best commercial solution for our clients. We have expertise in all methods of dispute resolution, whether through settlement negotiations or through the courts or arbitration, expert determination, mediation or other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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Main Areas Of Practice


At Blake Morgan, we have a large number of commercial disputes specialists, many of whom are regarded by the independent directories as leaders in their field. Experienced in all types of commercial and contract disputes, the group has specialisms in the following areas:

Administrative and Public Law

Our specialist dispute lawyers have a national reputation for advising central government departments, local government, national regulators, NHS clients, listed companies, small and medium enterprises, not-for-profit sector clients and other public and private bodies.

International Arbitration

We are experienced at conducting international and domestic UK arbitrations under various procedural and substantive governing laws, whether ad hoc arbitrations or pursuant to numerous institutional rules including those of the London Court of International Arbitration ("LCIA"), the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC"), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL").

Business support and Insolvency

Our Blake Morgan business support and insolvency solicitors are recognised experts who advise insolvency practitioners, funders, debtors, creditors, business stakeholders and individuals on the management and recovery of debt and assets.

Civil fraud and asset recovery

The Blake Morgan Civil Fraud & Asset Recovery team specialises in handling complex and cross-jurisdictional fraud cases and asset recovery, acting for both claimant and defendant, whether a business or an individual.

Commercial agency

Blake Morgan is one of the top law firms in the UK to have a proven track record of advising on all aspects of commercial agency law and the claims that arise in this area. We’ve acted in a series of leading cases in this field, and taken scores of disputes to successful negotiated conclusions.

Contentious Trusts, Wills and Inheritance disputes

Blake Morgan's experienced team of Will dispute specialists has the expertise to represent you through what is often a complicated and stressful process. We always aim to handle matters in a tactful, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Corporate, shareholder and partnership disputes

Disputes can be very damaging to a business and carry financial and reputational risks. Our focus is accordingly on seeking to avoid such disputes by providing advice and input at the earliest possible opportunity.

Defamation and reputation management

Blake Morgan represents international, national and regional clients in the areas of defamation, privacy and reputation management for both contentious and non-contentious matters.

Employment disputes

Our specialist lawyers know how important your customers and employees are and how to protect them as far as possible. We are highly regarded for our sound commercial legal advice.

Healthcare

Our specialist lawyers provide legal advice to private and public health sector clients on a wide variety of issues and disputes.

Intellectual property disputes

Blake Morgan's team are experts in enforcing, protecting and defending intellectual property rights, both nationally and internationally.

Pensions disputes

The Pension Disputes team provides expert legal advice for trustees, employers, representative beneficiaries, members and professional advisors.

Privy Council

Blake Morgan is regularly instructed to act as Privy Council Agents in appeals before the Judicial Committee of Her Majesty's Privy Council in London.

Product Liability

Our product liability lawyers advise on the whole spectrum of issues which arise when a problem with a product is identified. We provide fast, pragmatic and cost-effective advice to minimise the impact to your business and brand reputation.

Professional negligence

Our team of specialist lawyers has a first rate reputation for providing advice in professional negligence disputes.

Public Procurement

Our lawyers are experts in the field of public procurement litigation, in both bringing and defending challenges, and have acted for a wide range of clients in the public and private sector.

Technology

Blake Morgan's national Technology group is recognised as one of the leading technology-focused law firms in the UK. We provide expert advice helping to resolve commercial disputes for our technology clients.

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Our Commercial Litigation team work with national and international corporations, government departments, regulators, financial institutions, individuals, partnerships, owner-managed businesses, charities and local authorities.

"The excellent Blake Morgan fields a substantial team of Litigators, with the team recently handling Judicial reviews and Supreme Court cases."
- The Legal 500 2019


"Give convincing and clear advice and are willing to explain in understandable terms, so the client understands the advice and approach."
- Chambers 2019


"Their knowledge of the legal position is detailed and comprehensive. They are particularly good at managing queries relating to the legal process and explaining complex processes and options in a way that those of us without legal expertise can understand."
- Chambers 2019


Highlights


Acting for NHS England in its defence of a claim brought by Abbvie LTD to the largest NHS Drug Procurement ever undertaken for contract to treat and eliminate Hepatitis C worth about £1 billion over five years. Commencing April 2019. Abbvie LTD -v- The NHS Commissioning Board (operating as NHS England) [2019] EWHC (TCC).


Acting for the respondent in its successful defence of an unfair Prejudice decision in a trial heard over 7 days. Watch Stone Group PLC -v- Quob Park Estate LTD + Others [2017] EWHC 2621(ch).


Acting for IBM United Kingdom LTD in successfully defending a claim by the London Borough of Southwark concerning the supply and implementation of an MDM System, which Southwark alleged was not of satisfactory quality and unfit for purpose. Southwark London Borough Council -v- IBM UK LTD [2016] EWHC 549 (TCC) QBD.


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