Encompassing the medical professions, accountants, financial advisers, surveyors, architects, solicitors and barristers (including QC). Often these claims form part of wider commercial / civil claims or involve more than one profession or involve regulatory issues.
Extensive experience, both as an advocate and in an advisory capacity of a wide variety of complex, serious and multidisciplinary commercial claims.
In addition to litigious work, undertaken a substantial amount of advisory work and the drafting of commercial documents – eg terms and conditions of businesses, including those for a national loyalty reward scheme for small and medium size retailers, and competitive tendering agreements for local authorities.
In excess of 20 years experience of personal injury litigation, acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in a wide spectrum of claims, including a number of cases that have resulted in multi-million pound awards or settlements.
In addition to experience in litigating claims, substantial experience in resolving claims through mediation and ’round table conferences’, including against leading counsel. Linked to personal injury practice, extensive experience of:
Involved in a wide variety of construction disputes, including those involving professional negligence, ranging from single dwelling disputes to a claim of some £8 million, representing the owners of 26 houses who bought ‘executive homes’ from a national builder that had been built using an incorrect mix of mortar.
In particular in relation to companies, partnerships and the internet.
Instructed on behalf of applicants, police forces, local authorities and justices. Involved in high profile applications involving national chains and sporting venues.
Extensive experience, both as an advocate and in an advisory capacity, of claims relating to the sale of land, trespass, adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants and licences, encompassing the conduct and presentation of cases before the High Court, County Court, Land Appeal Tribunal and Land Registry. Instructed on behalf of individuals, companies, local authorities and government agencies.
Specialises in claims that have a land law element, including mortgages and professional negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors and land agents.
Also undertakes related fields of practice, such as town and country planning and environmental law.
Undertakes both contentious and non-contentious work, although the emphasis is weighted towards litigation. Practice encompasses:
Undertakes claims for financial provision ancillary to divorce, in particular those involving companies, partnerships, shares, trusts and hidden assets.
Also advises in respect of these discrete issues.
Professional liability claims relating to the negligent conduct of ancillary relief claims.
In addition to the above cases reported in various law reports has extensive experience of undertaking appeals, including cases where did not appear at first instance, in the various divisions of the High Court, including the Administrative Court and the Divisional Court By Way of Case Stated, and the Court of Appeal.