Our litigation team has a depth of experience in resolving disputes swiftly and painlessly. We will take a pragmatic and robust approach to protecting your interests and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in line with your commercial objectives.

Disputes can range from breach of contract and sale of goods disagreements, to major complex issues involving construction, engineering or property. Many cases involve problems that arise within organisations, such as partnership and shareholder disputes. We also have experience in bankruptcy proceedings.

Whatever the issue, our team provides sensible, practical solutions and sound advice based on a wealth of experience. These may involve litigation, arbitration or adjudication, but we are also enthusiastic advocates of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques as a way of avoiding what can be lengthy and costly legal proceedings.

Our litigation team has a depth of experience in resolving disputes swiftly and painlessly. We will take a pragmatic and robust approach to protecting your interests and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in line with your commercial objectives.

Disputes can range from breach of contract and sale of goods disagreements, to major complex issues involving construction, engineering or property. Many cases involve problems that arise within organisations, such as partnership and shareholder disputes. We also have experience in bankruptcy proceedings.

Whatever the issue, our team provides sensible, practical solutions and sound advice based on a wealth of experience. These may involve litigation, arbitration or adjudication, but we are also enthusiastic advocates of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques as a way of avoiding what can be lengthy and costly legal proceedings.

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

Our Experience

    • Acting for an asset management company in relation to a claim for wrongful termination of contract and repudiatory breach against a care home, together with an action for conspiracy against two former consultants.
    • Advising a large international holiday company on numerous individual and group litigation claims in connection with timeshare holiday products.
    • Acting for 60 Houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various inter-linked and ongoing disputes against Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company relating to the practice of charging licence fees in addition to mooring fees and maintenance fees and in respect of purported termination notices that have been served on many houseboat owners. This is an extremely important case relating to the historic Chelsea Reach as the houseboat community is still unregulated. We were recently successful at the High Court in defeating an application by CYBC to have the question of whether it has committed a criminal offence (by charging/seeking to charge a premium or licence fee contrary to its River Works Licence) decided as a preliminary issue.
    • Acting on behalf of a worldwide major international hotel group on a broad spectrum of commercial disputes.
    • Acting for a property development company in relation to a contractual dispute for the recovery of substantial service charges. The case has involved highly complicated and protracted litigation and proceedings in the High Court and Property Chamber (Paddington Basin Developments Limited & Ors v West End Quay Management Limited).
    • Acting for corporate client in multi-million pound debt recovery which included matters requiring a without notice application for a Freezing Injunction.
    • Acting for a large private overseas company in dealing with a large and complex licensing dispute with a high profile software company.
    • Acting for syndicate investors in disputes relating to loan facilities for property investment and development projects.
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