When disputes arise, they can often have far-reaching implications for the rest of a business.
Contentious issues need to be dealt with swiftly and appropriately to prevent them escalating, keeping disruption and financial impact to a minimum. Mitigating risk is just as important as robustly fighting a claim in court. There are numerous alternatives to litigation, so pursuing the right strategy is important to ensure disputes are resolved in the most effective way.
We treat problems as if they are our own, working closely and collaboratively with our clients to provide practical solutions that fit with their commercial objectives. While we have a substantial group of litigators, we are also experts in alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. In addition, we also provide risk mitigation and investigation services to help clients identify where issues might arise, and where they have in the past, to work out the causes and implement solutions.
Whether it’s handling high-profile, complex cases in the High Court and beyond, or working behind the scenes with a minimum of fuss, clients rely on our first-class insight to help them stay one step ahead.
Enforcing arbitral awards in England & Wales12 December 2017
Where a party has obtained a favourable arbitration award in a jurisdiction other than England and Wales and the respondent to those arbitration proceedings has assets in this jurisdiction, the successful party may wish to enforce the arbitration award here. This guide will consider the steps that the successful party must take in order to be able to do so.
Use of disclosed documents to threaten new proceedings was a breach of court rules and may amount to a contempt of court by the solicitor and client12 December 2017
The Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) provide that using documents disclosed in existing proceedings (except for the specific purposes allowed) breach the rules. CPR 31.22 provides various exceptions to when a document disclosed in a set of proceedings may be used. Any use outside of the rules could also amount to a contempt of court. Both the client who relied on the solicitor’s advice and the solicitor may be equally vulnerable to the contempt proceedings where there is no evidence of deliberate or reckless misconduct by the solicitor.
Top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets08 December 2017
With the new EU Trade Secrets Directive coming into force in June 2018, we have compiled a list of the top 5 tips for protecting trade secrets.
Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association: The European Commission has introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to ensure the board no longer ignores data protection.28 November 2017
Dr. Nathalie Moreno comments for the International Bar Association, discussing GDPR and the importance of In-house lawyers instigating a new “data protection compliance culture" in a business.
Dr. Chris Hayes comments for Confectionery News: Toblerone fakery spat shows growing power of the pound store, says lawyer20 November 2017
Dr. Chris Hayes has commented for Confectionery News discussing the deal reached between Mondelēz and Poundland over the pound store selling chocolate in the prism shape trademarked by Toblerone.
Patent Claims to dosage regimes fail to stand up to scrutiny06 November 2017
In Actavis Group PTC EHF & Anor v Teva UK Ltd & Ors  EWCA Civ 1671 the Court of Appeal has found that various dosage regime claims were obvious and invalid, reversing the decision of the of the trial judge.
Insolvency FAQs31 October 2017
In the current economic climate many of our clients are experiencing situations they’ve never had to deal with. We’ve put together the following guide to help answer the most frequently asked questions we receive.
Adam Glass comments for The Global Legal Post: 'Bell Pottinger goes into administration'13 September 2017
Adam Glass, Litigation Partner, who advised the PRCA in relation to the Bell Pottinger investigation, has commented in an article for The Global Legal Post which reports on the recent announcement that PR firm Bell Pottinger has gone into administration.