I specialise in commercial disputes including those concerning breach of contract, companies and partnerships, insolvency litigation, civil fraud and contentious trusts.
I am an associate solicitor in Fladgate’s Dispute Resolution department.
My specialisms include commercial litigation, international arbitration and mediation, with a focus on contractual disputes, company and partnership disputes, claims relating to directors’ breach of duty, insolvency litigation and civil fraud.
I regularly represent both corporate and high net worth individual clients in various sectors, and many of the disputes I act in also have an international element, all of which adds an interesting amount of variety to my work. I have represented clients in all divisions of the High Court and have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution.
I approach litigation with an adaptable mind-set and tailor my involvement to suit a client’s needs. I think it is important to keep things as simple as possible and to focus on solutions.
Outside of work, I support Manchester United and enjoy various sport and exercise. I particularly enjoy running and bouldering. My other interests (aside from Netflix) include travel and playing the guitar (poorly).
Working closely with clients to anticipate and deal with their business risks and objectives, we utilise the skills of a team of lawyers who are experienced in all types of dispute resolution. Our multi-national, bi-lingual team enables us to service clients wherever they are in the world while achieving the best results for their business.READ MORE
We have a track record for taking on complex, high value and cross-border disputes across a range of sectors. Our strong international focus is a key strength. Our team acts for corporates, high net worth individuals and other overseas lawyers. The practice is home to a several international desks including India and the Middle East.READ MORE
A highly experienced private wealth disputes team providing a one stop shop to clients in the sector and able to advise on any issue which may arise. Advising clients across-the-board, the team can strive to minimise the risk of disputes while having the expertise and experience to litigate at the highest level.
Our civil fraud & asset recovery team is described as 'innovative and nimble'. Its members include those with industry and regional experience as well having regulatory, trusts, employment and insolvency specialisms.READ MORE
Our insolvency & restructuring team, comprising experienced contentious and non-contentious lawyers, has a reputation for providing practical solutions to business-critical challenges. We are known in the market for our 'pragmatic and responsive advice' to a range of stakeholders, including insolvency practitioners, debtors and directors.READ MORE
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- Represented a high net worth French national in a substantial civil fraud claim involving multiple jurisdictions.
- Represented a defendant director in a £20 millionc breach of duty claim brought by liquidators of a company.
- Representing a large US company in an intentional arbitration concerning the interpretation of a contract concerning the live entertainment industry.
- Represented a German manufacturing company in a claim for breach of contract relating to the quality of solar panelling supplied to a large UK development. We achieved a favourable settlement for the client shortly before trial.
- Representing developers in a dispute concerning covenants against construction.