Disputes

Wherever we can, we help our clients avoid disputes but, if litigation is necessary, we have the expertise to take cases to trial in a wide range of courts and tribunals.

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Overview

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.
Expertise

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
  • Insolvency

KEY CONTACTS

KEY CONTACTS

The team are highly regarded for their work across a broad range of contentious matters.

Paddy Gardiner

Paddy Gardiner

Partner
Paddy Gardiner

Paddy Gardiner

Partner
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Clients say Tom is "..a very even-tempered, commercial and sensible lawyer."
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They are genuinely concerned with their clients' interests - they seek to reach satisfactory resolutions before the matter comes to court.
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Simkins were relentless and persistent in fighting their client's corner.
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Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
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Quality and the feeling you have the best people on your team.
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They are great - we can rely on them to be responsive and do extremely high-quality work
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