Litigation and arbitration legal services

We can support you in avoiding disputes but, when they are unavoidable, our market-leading solicitors can help you achieve a positive dispute resolution.

Our strategic approach
When faced with a dispute you need lawyers who understand your business and work with you to set strategic goals.  We offer a collaborative approach that simplifies matters by defining objectives, agreeing a strategy upfront and providing transparency on costs. 


Local presence, global reach
Our national team offers assistance that is local to you, combined with the resources of a team that operates nationally as well as internationally through our worldwide network of partner law firms. 

Flexible funding
We recognise that costs can be a barrier.  We can work with you to find solutions, including conditional fee agreements and third party funding.  See funding legal proceedings.

Our litigation team

Our nationwide team is among the very largest in the UK and combines dispute resolution expertise with in depth knowledge of the sectors within which our clients operate.

Our dispute resolution experience

  • Representing Jaguar Land Rover in its successful claim against Bombardier for infringement of its Defender trademark
  • Successfully defending a £40 million final account claim commenced by a tier 1 contractor against a local authority in adjudication proceedings and in the ad hoc arbitration that followed.
  • Representing a subsidiary of a major worldwide food distribution group in a substantial Competition Act claim
  • Acting in the significant corporate derivative action, Bhullar v Bhullar, providing guidance on when claimants can expect cost indemnities from the company
  • Successfully defending a £12 million unfair prejudice petition served on majority shareholders
  • Acting in the Burns v Burns Court of Appeal case concerning testamentary capacity

Our dispute resolution clients

We represent organisations throughout the industry, including global vehicle manufacturers, component manufacturers, after-market suppliers, logistics suppliers and vehicle distributors and dealers. Key clients include:

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Bidvest Group
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Interserve
  • Virgin Care
  • Benfica Football Club
  • University of Cambridge
  • Subaru (UK) Limited
  • Centrica
  • Ryder

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