Wherever we can, we help our clients avoid disputes or nip potential problems in the bud but, if litigation is necessary, we have the expertise to take cases to trial in a wide range of courts and tribunals.
We offer advice and representation on general commercial disputes and have a speciﬁc focus on media-related cases. We have experience in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. As well as our UK experience, our lawyers work regularly with counterparts in Europe, the USA and beyond, and as a result have a wide knowledge of procedures in the world’s major commercial centres.
Our areas of expertise include the following:
- Breach of contract
- Copyright infringement
- Defamation and privacy
- Negligence claims (including professional negligence)
- Trade mark infringement
- Protection of confidential information
- Passing off claims
- Breach of restrictive covenants
- Agency termination
- Supplier/distribution disputes
- Partnership/shareholder disputes
- Civil fraud claims
- Injunctions and debt recovery
They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
High standards, good division of practices. In addition to the firm’s specialities, it acts as a “one-stop shop” where sensible so that the client can simply pick up the phone and get things done.
They are great - we can rely on them to be responsive and do extremely high-quality work
Good on details and at picking holes in arguments to work out if we have the best line of defence.
Clients say Tom is "..a very even-tempered, commercial and sensible lawyer."
Paddy Gardiner is head of the firm's disputes group and is described by commentators as "very able" in the context of contentious music matters and litigation. He is particularly well regarded for his music-collecting societies practice.