We have a large number of specialists, many of whom are regarded by the independent directories as leaders in their field. We also provide a mediation service. Experienced in all types of commercial and contract disputes, the group has specialisms in the following areas:
|Corporate and shareholder disputes||Privy Council|
|Banking and finance disputes||Defamation and reputation management||Product liability|
|Business support and insolvency||Employment disputes
|City and International commercial litigation||Property litigation|
|Civil fraud and asset recovery||Intellectual property disputes||Public law
|Commercial agents||Judicial reviews||Public procurement Litigation|
|Company disputes||Partnership disputes||
|Construction and engineering disputes||Will and inheritance disputes|
We work with national and international corporations, government departments, regulators, financial institutions, individuals, partnerships and owner managed businesses. Clients for whom we have acted include:
|Alcatel||Principality Building Society||Solicitors Regulatory Authority||NHS England|
|AXA Insurance plc||IBM||Tinopolis plc||Kerry Group|
|DHL||NHS Shared Services Partnership||University of South Wales|
|Personal Hygiene Services Ltd.||Welsh Government|
Examples of cases in which we have recently acted include:
The High Court has recently provided guidance on a good faith clause in a contract with respect to a claim involving the use of a contracting party's data in the context of establishing a competing business.
In this recent decision, the Supreme Court considered the proper approach to the quantum of damages in professional negligence refinance cases.
In a recent case, the High Court has confirmed the law in relation to a request for a late amendment to a claim. The main point to take away is that if an amendment is crucial to your case – it is best not to leave it until 'the 11th hour'.
The Court of Appeal restores legal professional privilege in SFO v ENRC case.
Whilst previously proprietary estoppel cases were fairly rare, in the first half of 2018 seven claims went all the way to a High Court trial with some possibly going on to the Court of Appeal.
Carlos Sevilleja Garcia v Marex Financial Limited  EWCA Civ 1468 - Court of Appeal considers the rule against reflective loss and the scope of the Giles v Rhind exception.
Restrictive covenants are a useful tool for employers to protect their competitive edge and to reduce the risk of 'star employees' leaving to join competitors.However, failure to draft them carefully can leave both employer and employee in limbo.
A High Court master has recently given extensive guidance in the case of Dring v Cape Distribution Ltd and others  on the right of an interested non-party to access court documents.
A High Court decision highlights how Courts may construe parties' intentions when interpreting jurisdiction clauses in contracts, as well as the protection that can be afforded by way of anti-suit injunctions.Ben Clark explains the impact this will have.
Associate Aimee Cook examines a Springboard injunction that has been granted to prevent damaging misuse of company confidential information.
The recent decision in the case of Cosmetic Warriors Ltd & Anor v Gerrie  EWCA Civ 324 dealt with the correct construction of shareholders' pre-emption rights.
PAG Management Services Limited (“PAG”) were wound up under an application by the Secretary of State (“SoS”) in the case of PAG Management Services Limited  EWHC 2404 (Ch) on the grounds of public interest.