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Commercial Disputes lawyers

In today's global marketplace, despite best business practices, litigation and disputes are often unavoidable. As a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, you will need lawyers who will deliver the outcome that meets your objectives and work within the commercial realities you operate in day to day. 

Fantastic throughout: incredibly supportive, very thorough and very professional
Chambers UK, 2015

Our UK based team advises on national and international disputes, specialising in sectors such as financial services, energy, life sciences & healthcare, and TMC. 

We have a wealth of experience in resolving complex commercial disputes and successfully avoiding disputes in the first place. Our advice includes drafting dispute resolution clauses during pre-contractual negotiations, through to obtaining emergency injunctions in situations where assets may be at risk, to complex multi-jurisdictional disputes and enforcing judgements and recovering assets.

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Gelder, Catherine - CMS-GBR
Catherine Gelder
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Catherine specialises in construction and engineering claims and disputes. She advises clients from across the construction industry on a raft of internationally significant projects. She assists clients...
Carl Dray
Carl Dray
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Carl is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution group. Carl, and his team, defend a range of personal injury claims from high value seven figure sum catastrophic claims to smaller claims with either a strategic...
Chris Horsefield
Chris Horsefield
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Chris is responsible for an enthusiastic and dedicated group of 15 lawyers comprising CMS’s Clinical Risk and Medical Advisory and Professional Discipline and Regulatory teams committed to providing...
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Martin Fox
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Martin Fox is a partner in the Insurance & Reinsurance group specialising in construction professional indemnity claims for consulting engineers, architects, design and build contractors, quantity surveyors...
Alaina Wadsworth]
Alaina Wadsworth
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Alaina is a partner and solicitor advocate in CMS’s Insurance and Reinsurance Group having trained at the firm and qualified in 2009.  She is ranked as a Rising Star in Insurance Law by Super Lawyers...
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Omar Qureshi
Part­ner
Head of Corporate Crime
United Kingdom, London
Omar is partner in the Dispute Resolution Team.He joined CMS in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He advises on all aspects of disputes and risks issues, including domestic and international litigation...
Richard Bamforth
Richard Bamforth
Part­ner
Head of Arbitration Group
United Kingdom, London
Richard specialises in international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution, with a focus on cross border disputes in the media, banking, finance, insolvency,...
Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright
Part­ner
Head of Intellectual Property
Poland, Warsaw
United Kingdom, London
Sarah has built her leading IP practice advising companies on how to protect, monetise and enforce their brands and designs.Sarah advises clients in the Technology, Media and Communications, Life Sciences...
Sukhi Kaler
Sukhi Kaler
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Sukhi is a Partner in our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team.Sukhi specialises in both domestic and international commercial litigation including cross-border disputes and enforcement....
Tom Dane
Tom Dane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a Partner in the Disputes Group with over 15 years’ experience of litigating high value and complex commercial disputes.Tom has a particular focus on banking and finance disputes. In 2017/2018,...