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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We undertake all forms of Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

In addition to Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution the firm has specialism in the following areas:

  • Banking and Finance Litigation
  • Commercial Contract Disputes
  • Construction and Engineering Disputes
  • Debt Collection
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Litigation
  • Reputational Protection/Defamation
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes

We focus on helping our clients to avoid disputes becoming litigious wherever possible. From the outset, we work with our clients to develop a clear strategy for managing any dispute in a way which identifies and analyses the risks, optimises the pressure points and seeks out the opportunities for resolution, all with the objective of cost effectively meeting the desired commercial outcome.

We are always mindful of early dispute resolution and the benefits of alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation.

Where a dispute cannot be avoided, our formidable experience as litigators means that we are well placed to manage the most complex and demanding of disputes.

Our approach and focus increase the prospect of a successful outcome, whether in litigation, or some other form of alternative dispute resolution.

Notable Cases

Federal Republic of Brazil and other v Durant and another: representing the Defendants in long running proceedings for the recovery of monies alleged to have been the traceable proceeds of fraud. These proceedings were determined by the Privy Council in May 2015 and led to a landmark judgment on the availability of backwards tracing

Tepe Insaat Sanayii SA v Botas Petroleum Pipeline Company and others: acting for the Respondents in enforcement proceedings which were determined by the Privy Council in 2018 and led to a landmark judgment on the principles of sovereign immunity in respect of State owned shareholdings and the court’s jurisdiction to arrest assets situated outside its jurisdiction.

Doraville v HM Attorney General: representing the Applicant in opposing the enforcement of a civil forfeiture order obtained by the US Government over Jersey situate assets for sums in excess of $287 million.

Marange Investments (Proprietary) Limited v La Generale des Carrieres et des Mines SARL and other: representing the Plaintiff (a sovereign wealth fund) in connection with an action to freeze and enforce an arbitration award over Jersey situate assets.

Parish of St Ouen v Minister for Planning and Environment and Plemont Estates Limited: representing the Parish of St Ouen in its appeal against the decision to permit the redevelopment of the Plemont Bay Holiday Village.

Belgravia Asset Management Limited and others v Yin and others: representing a joint venture partner of a property fund investment company in connection with a shareholder dispute and action to recover misappropriated monies.

Close Finance Limited v King: obtaining worldwide freezing and disclosure injunctions against the principal Defendant and judgment for sums due under various commercial loans.

Call us now on 01534 888080 to discuss your requirements.