Fladgate
Flatgate
Flatgate
Leigh Callaway

Leigh Callaway

Senior Associate

I specialise in resolving commercial disputes and have extensive litigation experience in a number of sectors, with a particular focus on financial services disputes, civil fraud and data and cyber risk.

About

Litigation can be a daunting undertaking for corporates and individuals, and is often a distraction for clients who would rather focus on furthering their businesses. My job, therefore, is to work alongside clients to help resolve those disputes and minimise those distractions, however possible.

I specialise in solving commercial problems. This can be achieved via court action, arbitration, or alternative means such as mediation. I have an extensive range of experience, which can be turned to almost any type of disputes. My practice includes most commercial litigation work, often with an international element, including breach of contract, misrepresentation and warranty claims, and cases involving freezing injunctions and other forms of injunctive relief. I have a particular interest and focus on financial services disputes, civil fraud and data and cyber risk.

Outside of the office, I am co-founder and past president of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association, an organisation which represents the interests of over 900 junior litigators practising in London, and, having now aged sufficiently, I presently sit as a committee member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Beyond work I am a keen gym-goer, and previously maintained a strong interest in caving (potholing). My ability to participate in the latter has, however, fallen away in recent years – I now spend most of my “down-time” running after my young family and digging holes of a different kind.

Expertise

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.

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We provide comprehensive advisory and transactional services to our clients. Our lawyers understand the regulatory environment in which both lenders and borrowers operate and the diverse range of financing structures now available.

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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.

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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.

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One of the few firms with a pedigree of bringing major cases for individuals and companies, including within the growing group litigation sector. We have the ability to access, structure, organise, and obtain the funding required whilst mitigating much of the risk and keeping those costs off balance sheet.

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With full service disputes capabilities, substantial links to the funding community and a track record of acting on trailblazing cases, our specialist group litigation lawyers provide a bespoke service including the identification, assessment, structuring and launch of compelling cases for individual claimants and companies.

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Fladgate understands the changing nature and dynamics of the professional services sector, from structures such as LLPs or incorporations to mergers and joint ventures, enabling us to provide advice and insight that extends beyond the routine aspects of business.

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A team able to advise clients on the fast-paced and changing world of data protection and cyber security, guiding them through the relevant legislation and ensuring full compliance and protection across the industry sectors.

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Experience

  • Acting for a group of care homes in connection with a multi-million pound claim brought against an international health insurance and healthcare group relating to allegations of breach of contract and misrepresentation.
  • Acting for the former directors and shareholders of an international publishing business, in connection with claims of breach of warranty and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Acting for a firm of financial consultants, in connection with claims for fees in relation to a project intended to raise funds on the international capital markets.
  • Acting for the claimant group in a complex High Court group action against multiple defendants.
  • Acting for a number of businesses in connection with data breach and data loss claims.

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