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    Laura is a Senior Associate in the Commercial Disputes Team.

    Laura is experienced in acting for private and public companies as well as individuals in a range of disputes which have included commercial contracts, professional negligence and indemnity, fraud, privacy, product liability, property and commercial agency. Laura is currently also assisting the Media team with the large scale NGN phone hacking litigation where Hamlins are Lead Solicitor, and the MGN phone hacking litigation.

    Laura is commercially minded and understands the need to resolve disputes cost-effectively. She has first-hand experience of the effectiveness of alternative dispute resolution, having led many without prejudice meetings and mediations.

    Laura is recognised by Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for commercial litigation.


    Case Study

    Private: 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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    ‘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

    ‘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

    ‘Hamlins LLP’s contentious practice provides a ‘first rate service’, acting for developers, investors, funders and contractors. The team is headed up by the ‘extremely experienced and respected’ Amanda Burge. The firm has experience of disputes relating to the financing behind projects, claims for delay, loss and expense and claims for negligent design as well as a particular expertise in IT and software issues. ‘Efficient’ senior associate Laura Daly has experience acting for private and public companies in a variety of disputes.’

    Legal 500 2020 - Construction: Contentious

    ‘Amanda Burge and Laura Daly give the impression that you are their only client.’

    Legal 500 2020 - Construction: Contentious - Testimonial

    ‘Laura Daly works well and is efficient.’

    Legal 500 2020 - Construction: Contentious - Testimonial

    ‘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.’

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    Work Highlights

      Key cases include:

      • Acting for 60 Houseboat owners at Chelsea Reach in various disputes against Chelsea Yacht & Boat Company.
      • Acting for numerous claimants in the phone-hacking litigation against The Sun, News of the World and Mirror Group in claims for unlawful information gathering and voicemail interception.
      • 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.
      • Acting on behalf of a football club in a claim against a firm of contractors for the substandard design and installation of a FIFA 2* football pitch. The substandard pitch led to serious drainage and levelling issues which resulted in the cancellation of match fixtures.
      • Handling a portfolio of professional negligence claims (largely against solicitors and valuers) for leading lending institutions, achieving collective settlements in excess of £2 million.
      • Key team member in the case of Barclays Bank PLC v Christie Owen & Davies Ltd [2016] EWHC 2351 (Ch), a multi-million pound professional negligence claim in which my client was the winning party.
      • Handling a group litigant claim issued in the High Court and a group complaint to the Financial Ombudsman Service in two similar claims where individual clients invested a combined sum of £2.5 million in unauthorised collective investment schemes which later transpired to be scams.
      • Advising on a successful injunction application for a freezing order and a subsequent professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors and a claim for an indemnity from the Land Registry.
      • Representing a large Belgian company in a contractual dispute concerning the supply of farming equipment to a UK client.
      • Representing an aviation maintenance company in a contractual dispute in which the aircraft at the centre of the dispute had been removed from the jurisdiction. A claim was issued for breach of contract, trespass and conversion.
      • Successfully defending a claim at the Land Registration First Tier Tribunal to maintain a banking client’s security over a property that had been wrongly transferred to the customer’s wife in family proceedings.
      • Representing an American e-commerce company following the hacking of a director’s email account which resulted in the loss of over USD100,000.
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