Expertise - Commercial Disputes and Regulation

We are a leading commercial disputes and regulation practice of some 40 lawyers working across the UK. Led by seven partners, Chambers remark that we ‘excel in finding creative answers to thorny problems’ in high value, complex and significant cases, across both public and private sectors. Through our considered advice, we also look to prevent disputes from arising in the first place.

Our clients appreciate our frank approach, as we look to assess their risk – both financially and in terms of business reputation – and find solutions that will work. We are experienced advocates and our lawyers appear throughout the court and tribunal system in the UK, including arbitrations. Our mediation expertise is second to none, be it in negligence claims or highly complex technical commercial disputes.

All our lawyers are adept at managing the costs of disputes, so that our clients always have all the information they need to assess this crucial, but regularly overlooked, aspect of disputes. We are specialists in securing third party funding for our clients; indeed, our expertise in this regard is so respected that Burford Capital, the world’s largest funder, has provided us with a portfolio facility. Find out more at our Funded Disputes page.

We are experts in all forms of international arbitration, including both commercial arbitration and arbitration between investors and states under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, on the basis of both institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules. Find out more at our International Arbitration Page.

We can help in all aspects of commerical dispute resolution. For more information please get in touch. 


"They have impressed me with their strategic judgement, as well as their enormous attention to detail and thoroughness."
– Chambers, Litigation

"Very focused and professional; they're very good at what they do."
– Chambers, Litigation


 

Watch our videos

3am Clauses and How to Make the Right Choices: Choice of Jurisdiction

Are you ready to make an informed choice on which jurisdiction to use for settling international commercial disputes? Before you conclude your international commercial agreement, watch our video for practical guidance on the issues to be considered before signing on the dotted line!

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3am Clauses and How to Make the Right Choices: Choice of Law

Practical insight and guidance on how parties to international commercial agreements can make informed choices as to how and where a possible dispute should be resolved, and which law should apply in the event of a dispute.

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Property Dispute Resolution - Dilapidations Update

Dilapidations have been the subject of a number of significant recent court decisions. In this webinar, our experts discuss the issues arising from those cases and what they mean for landlords and tenants involved in dilapidations.

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Experience

EDI Group
We successfully acted on behalf of a subsidiary of the EDI Group, a leading Edinburgh based property development company, in connection with pursuit of a claim against National Car Parks Limited for enforcement of their obligations under a development agreement.
Competition Appeal Tribunal
We conducted an appeal to the Competition Appeal Tribunal arising from the OFT investigation into the construction industry in the East Midlands - one of the larger of more than twenty linked appeals which followed one of the biggest ever domestic OFT investigations.
Administrators of Heritable Bank plc
Acting in the high profile administration of Heritable Bank plc for several years, most recently in the case of Landsbanki Winding Up Board v Heritable Bank plc (in administration) which raises issues of international significance, being concerned with the proper interpretation of the Credit Institutions (Reorganisation and Winding up) Regulations 2004 which implement EC Directive 2001/24/EC.
ScottishPower
We recently acted for ScottishPower in one of the first Scottish Appeals to the Supreme Court which raised complex questions of statutory interpretation.
Chivas Brothers Limited
Instructed by Chivas Brothers Limited in respect of an Intellectual Property Court of Session action arising from a trademark dispute.
HMRC
We successfully acted for HM Revenue and Customs in all their Missing Trader Intra-Community (MTIC) fraud cases appeals in Scotland, with a cumulative value of over £40 million.
Scottish Legal Complaints Commission
We acted for the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission in the first appeal to be heard by the Inner House under the Legal Profession and Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 2007. This appeal concerned the operation of the 2007 Act and the scope of the Commission's role in rejecting conduct complaints against solicitors as frivolous, vexatious or totally without merit.
Heather Capital Limited (in Liquidation)
We acted for the liquidators of Heather Capital Limited in relation to a series of claims with an aggregate value significantly in excess of £100 million. We helped the liquidators secure third party funding, which was crucial in bringing the claims in a range of jurisdictions.

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