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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Good on details and at picking holes in arguments to work out if we have the best line of defence.
Chambers & Partners
"Effective litigator" Jessica Welch.
Legal 500
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.
Chambers & Partners
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They understand our business incredibly well and provide a range of specialists as needed.
Chambers & Partners
They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
Chambers & Partners
Huge effort, attention to detail and great concern for their clients.
Chambers & Partners

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