We take a sensible, efficient and commercial approach because we understand that individuals and businesses need pragmatic and realistic solutions to their issues.

As every client has different aims and objectives, from the very first meeting we explore what each client wants to achieve, build a rapport and then work closely with the client to develop a strategy that enables them to achieve their goal.

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Wherever possible, we try to resolve disputes quickly, using a range of techniques including mediation. However, we do so in a way that demonstrates the strengths of the client’s position. We aim to reach a negotiated commercial settlement if possible but, if not, we will guide the client through the other options available including litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Our goal is to try to secure the best outcome for each client by putting forward their views succinctly and without incurring unnecessary expense. We support each client throughout and guide each client through the dispute process, help them assess risk and what options are available and explain the court processes, timetabling and procedures should that become necessary.

We regularly conduct Litigation in the Royal Courts of Justice Queen’s Bench and in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (formerly the High Court Chancery Division), the Appeal Courts, County Court, The First Tier Property Tribunal, The Crown Court and Magistrates Courts as well as specialist Tribunals such as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and at various Adjudication Tribunals of Regulators. We are also familiar with many different types of Arbitration proceses and Adjudication.

We advise both Claimant and Defendant Individuals, Entrepreneurs, national and international Companies, LLPs, Professional Partnerships, Financial Institutions and Funds as well as Rights and Brand Owners.

Our team’s experience extends across various sectors including Company, Media & Entertainment, Technology, Retail & Fashion, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, Hospitality & Leisure, and Sport.

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We take a sensible, efficient and commercial approach because we understand that individuals and businesses need pragmatic and realistic solutions to their issues.

As every client has different aims and objectives, from the very first meeting we explore what each client wants to achieve, build a rapport and then work closely with the client to develop a strategy that enables them to achieve their goal.

Find out more

Wherever possible, we try to resolve disputes quickly, using a range of techniques including mediation. However, we do so in a way that demonstrates the strengths of the client’s position. We aim to reach a negotiated commercial settlement if possible but, if not, we will guide the client through the other options available including litigation, arbitration and adjudication. Our goal is to try to secure the best outcome for each client by putting forward their views succinctly and without incurring unnecessary expense. We support each client throughout and guide each client through the dispute process, help them assess risk and what options are available and explain the court processes, timetabling and procedures should that become necessary.

We regularly conduct Litigation in the Royal Courts of Justice Queen’s Bench and in the Business and Property Courts of England and Wales (formerly the High Court Chancery Division), the Appeal Courts, County Court, The First Tier Property Tribunal, The Crown Court and Magistrates Courts as well as specialist Tribunals such as the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court and at various Adjudication Tribunals of Regulators. We are also familiar with many different types of Arbitration proceses and Adjudication.

We advise both Claimant and Defendant Individuals, Entrepreneurs, national and international Companies, LLPs, Professional Partnerships, Financial Institutions and Funds as well as Rights and Brand Owners.

Our team’s experience extends across various sectors including Company, Media & Entertainment, Technology, Retail & Fashion, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, Hospitality & Leisure, and Sport.

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Case Study

Acting for the houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various ongoing disputes against Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company

The dispute resolution team, led by Amanda Burge, are acting for 60 houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various inter-linked and ongoing disputes with Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company (the moorings operator) and the Port of London Authority. One issue …

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Recommendations

‘The team stands out for its very user-friendly client-interface, actively cultivating a strategic relationship; taking a deep and proactive interest in the challenges and opportunities facing the business, and generally projecting the role of a partner genuinely interested in client success.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Amanda Burge stands out as a tireless champion for our interests, almost worrying more about us than ourselves. Her response time is one of the best I have ever come across for any external service provider legal or non-legal, and she keeps moving the file forward relentlessly towards a favorable outcome. Amanda always clarifies and simplifies complex and tangled issues which helps to guide action at moments of impasse. A core strength is that regardless of how much she invests in devising a solution, if the client is uncomfortable with it, she very easily comes up with multiple other options.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Great team, very user-friendly and committed; also realistic and commercial when needs be. The individuals within the commercial litigation team communicate well with each other and are particularly adept in dealings with QCs, seeking advice only when necessary and/or appropriate.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘The team is an excellent choice for property litigation being responsive and technically very good and able to respond effectively and efficiently.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Amanda Burge is our principal contact and is an excellent litigator – very tenacious and sound. She is ably assisted by Laura Daly.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘The entire team has a fundamental understanding of the subject matter involved, briefs properly and responds efficiently and effectively when questions arise. The focus appears to be on providing a first-rate service to the clients and, from my perspective, the team achieve that.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Martin Ochs has a commercial awareness and tactical intelligence to provide a first class service to his clients. Martin often appreciates what a client should be looking to achieve in any given dispute before they themselves have realised what is in their best interests.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Amanda Burge is a star of commercial litigation. Fantastic client care and an enormous pleasure to work with.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Amanda Burge has enormous experience of fighting large-scale commercial disputes and inexhaustible tenacity. You want her on your side. Not against you.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘Ben Kilshaw took ownership of a large complicated transaction. Kept calm under immense pressure, even though he only got involved midway through the transaction.’

Legal 500 2021 Testimonial - Commercial Litigation: Mid-Market - ranked: Tier 5

‘I deal with many law firms including all the magic circle firms and I have to say that I believe you have handled this matter both effectively and in a very professional manner. I am very impressed and many thanks.’

Keith Edelman, Businessman and former Managing Director of Arsenal Football Club, 2019

‘I credit Amanda with being the chief instrument in us constantly having the upper hand, and importantly for our management feeling confident and in control of the situation throughout.  I was highly impressed by her astuteness, speed and depth of analysis, and lightning-fast response time.  She has the rare gift of conceptualizing and organizing a very complex, disordered and unwieldy set of facts and circumstances in ways that made a very difficult and potentially nerve-racking dispute feel very easy to manage…

‘We always felt like we were in very safe hands.  Her legal and intellectual prowess are strongly bolstered by pragmatism and savviness about what it takes to get results for the client in the midst of constantly changing circumstances. I would rank Amanda’s style of engaging with her clients as a benchmark in terms of delivering the ideal “customer experience” for a law firm, making her clients feel incredibly at ease through the many challenges of a vexatious legal dispute – thanks to her rare combination of skill and style.’

MD of international company

‘Amanda Burge is a particularly tenacious litigator who is exceptionally proactive at driving cases forward.’

Legal 500 2020 - Professional Negligence - Testimonial

‘Amanda Burge has a sharp focused mind, great tenacity and an ability to negotiate forcefully and effectively.’

Legal 500 2020 - Professional Negligence - Testimonial

‘Amanda Burge has the gravitas, experience and know-how to get the job done.’

Legal 500 2020 - Professional Negligence - Testimonial

‘Hamlins LLP is ‘big enough to offer breadth of experience, yet offers a very personal touch that makes even small clients feel valued and important’. It has particular disputes expertise in IT, construction, engineering, insurance, professional negligence, and travel and timeshares, along with IP, defamation, sports, partnership and shareholder disputes and financial matters.’

Legal 500 2020 - Commercial Litigation

‘Good leadership, the team is efficient and productive’.

Legal 500 2020 - Commercial Litigation - Testimonial

‘Amanda Burge is very approachable and likes to help if at all possible; she is always contactable and willing to go the extra mile’.

Legal 500 2020 - Commercial Litigation - Testimonial

Amanda is listed as a Leading Individual in Commercial Litigation in Legal 500 2019. She is described as follows ‘Flexible in her approach and easy to work with’, Amanda Burge ‘makes sure that all details are nailed down’. Amanda is also Recommended in Professional Negligence in Legal 500 2019: “Litigation head Amanda Burge is an ‘extremely tenacious litigator who treats every case as being her top priority and provides common sense and commercial advice in a short time frame’.”

Legal 500 2019 - Commercial Litigation - Leading Individual

The team is ‘very well organised and attentive to client needs; and the team provides good advice on the strength of legal positions’.

Legal 500 2019

“Hamlins ran a very impressive campaign for me in my litigation and were successful in achieving an excellent result. The whole team were brilliant to work with, walking me through every step of the proceedings and fully understanding my needs when it came to limiting my involvement where possible. Laura Daly was the main point of contact in my case and I found her exceptional to work with. I would highly recommend Hamlins to anyone.”

Jamie Jarvis

“Hamlins worked with me over a period of three years and they were always communicative, thorough and swift in response to all matters. I would never imagine a legal process could be as streamlined and smooth as my experience was with the Hamlins team. I am grateful for the hard work that was put into my case, the help and clarity that was provided to me with kindness, the ease of the overall experience and not least, the successful results.”

Client (confidential)

“Hamlins LLP’s ‘quick and efficient’ team predominantly handles claims against law firms, accountants, financial advisers, trustees, and construction professionals, including surveyors and civil engineers.”

Legal 500 2017 - Professional Negligence

“Hamlins LLP’s ‘overall level of service delights clients’.”

Legal 500 2017 - Commercial litigation

Amanda is recognised for her expertise in commercial litigation in Legal 500 2017 where she is described as ‘a top-class litigator who is unfailingly calm and has a can-do attitude’.

Legal 500 2017 - Amanda Burge

Amanda was described as ‘extremely hard working’ in Legal 500 2015.

Legal 500 2015

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