Company / commercial

Our Commercial Practice Group offers expertise in relation to the various aspects of Commercial Law at all levels of call. We cover Company/Commercial, Intellectual Property, Insolvency, Professional Negligence and Consumer Credit.

Senior Members act in commercial arbitrations, claims for breach of fiduciary duty by senior executives and for sporting bodies defending their governance functions.

In the middle ranks, our expertise runs the gamut of commercial disputes from sale of goods, severance agreements, business sales and construction disputes, to partnership actions, licensing agreements and credit hire.

More junior practitioners are experienced in handling contractual claims allocated to the Fast and Small Claims Tracks.

Chambers regularly handle applications for urgent interim relief such as Freezing Orders, Search Orders and other forms of emergency injunctive intervention as well as Security for Costs, Norwich Pharmacal orders and third party costs order.

Members often act for creditors, debtors and insolvency professionals in relation to the whole range of insolvency procedures and are experienced in all aspects of both debt recovery and the resistance of trustees’ and creditors’ claims.

We have the experience to deal with all aspects of professional negligence claims against:

  • Lawyers – in both contentious and non-contentious work
  • Auditors and accountants – arising out of negligent share/ business valuations.
  • Financial advisers – arising out of mis-selling and failure to comply with FSMA requirements.
  • Surveyors – arising out of negligent property valuations.
  • Medical Professionals – in both bringing and defending clinical negligence claims.

The Commercial team is often instructed to act for creditors, suppliers and debtors in matters concerning consumer credit and regulated agreements. Members who specialise in consumer credit are familiar with the demands of this constantly changing area of law and regularly advise on contract terms and enforcement procedures.

Members also lecture in various aspects of Professional Negligence law and practice.

Members are prepared to undertake selected Professional Negligence cases on a CFA basis.