Liam Tolen

Senior Associate


Liam is a Senior Associate  who qualified in 2013 in the Dispute Resolution Team. He specialises in business disputes, including restrictive covenant and shareholder disputes. Liam also has significant experience in reputation management and harassment matters.

Liam advises a range of businesses from start-ups through to multi-national companies. Liam has developed a practice in contractual disputes arising out of franchise relationships, specialising in post-termination / restraint of trade disputes. 

Increasingly, Liam is instructed in relation to reputation management matters which often include elements of harassment. Predominantly Liam’s work in defamation and harassment arises from soured business relationships and often involves injunction work. 

Liam is adept at resolving  disputes, often without the need for legal proceedings. He has experience in enforcing and defending restrictive covenant claims arising out of a variety of commercial contracts.

Liam started his legal career with Ashfords and is a recognised lawyer in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Relevant experience

  • Advising Government Body in relation to high profile reputational matter including privacy issues which included press coverage in all major national newspapers.
  • Advising former cabinet minister in relation to defamation claims against two national newspapers, both of which published apologies and made payments to our client. 
  • Advising prominent entrepreneur, obtaining an injunction and damages in relation to harassment following a dispute concerning the purchase of a business. 
  • Senior Care at Home Ltd (T/a Right At Home UK) -v- Adult Home Care Ltd, James Foley [2021] EWHC 3586 (QB) – acting for Franchisee in relation to application for interim injunction. 
  • Acting for Franchisor in dispute with franchisee following alleged breaches of the franchise agreement. The dispute was resolved on favourable terms without the need for legal proceedings.

Awards and Accreditations

Chambers Liam Tolen 2024
Managing IP Award 2023
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2024

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