We are a cadre of specialist litigators. We work with our clients to find the most effective route to resolving the disputes that inevitably arise during the course of business helping to quantify and manage risk and offering solutions driven advice. We actively work with our clients on litigation avoidance strategies. We appreciate how competitive the market place is for our clients and the challenging decisions that are having to be made as a consequence. We can help in pre-empting issues that might arise from those decisions.
Our philosophy is to place ourselves between our client and the problem and we never lose sight of the fundamental issue in each case that we take - what outcome does our client need to achieve - and that directs everything we do and how we do it.
We work with local, national and international clients. Business startups to multi-nationals, major banks, public sector bodies and utilities. Our litigators have the scope and flexibility to provide specific resourcing to our clients including placement of teams to work alongside in house teams on short and medium term secondment.
Business Support - Shareholder and director disputes and unfair prejudice claims
We have significant experience of acting for shareholders in relation to shareholder disputes and unfair prejudice claims under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006, and have acted for both shareholders who have been unfairly prejudiced against and shareholders facing allegations of unfair prejudice.
We deal with all forms of commercial, consumer and statutory debts. We can handle all aspects of the legal process, from advising about recovery options and serving a letter before action to issuing proceedings and dealing with both uncontested and contested proceedings through to enforcement.
Defamation, Privacy and Reputation Management
Reputation is everything, and reacting to adverse publicity requires specialist legal advice. We aim to deflect adverse publicity before publication, or soften the impact of publication through positive messaging. Our experience with a range of corporate clients and individuals means we can formulate and deliver response strategies tailored to your requirements.
Our team can rapidly deploy across the country in response to raids by the Competition and Markets Authority and other regulators. We have acted both as lead firm and in providing regional emergency on-site support in circumstances of multi-site simultaneous raids to other firms acting as lead. We have many years of experience in this area, including in the telecoms transport and waste sectors.
We aim to provide you with the most efficient solutions, tailored to your needs. Our ADR accredited team is experienced in bringing disputes of various kinds to settlement before court hearings, saving you time and money. We are able to offer mediation rooms and facilities at all of our offices.
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- Compensation for distress under the Data Protection Act 1998
- Compensation after a Breach of Data Protection Rights
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