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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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Valerie Allan
Valerie Allan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Valerie Allan is a partner in our Disputes Team. Based in Aberdeen as part of our Oil & Gas Team for over 15 years, Valerie specialises in commercial dispute resolution.  Valerie is dual qualified in...
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...
Marcus Barclay
Marcus Barclay
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Marcus is a real estate litigator focusing on strategic advice and commercial outcomes.  Marcus headed up Olswang's Real Estate Litigation team for 25 years and has dealt with all types of contentious...
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Adrian Bell
Part­ner
Co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy Disputes Group | Joint Managing Director for Asia and the Middle East
United Kingdom, London
Adrian is a Partner and co-head of the Infrastructure, Construction and Energy (ICE) Disputes Group and is a qualified solicitor advocate.He advises on dispute avoidance and all types of dispute resolution...
Matthew Bennett
Matthew Bennett
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Matthew is a partner in the CMS Technology and Sourcing Team.He specialises in advising on outsourcing, offshoring and shared services (both BPO and ITO), procurement, logistics and other strategic...
Tamsin Blow
Tamsin Blow
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tamsin Blow is a Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration Group, specialising in commercial, media and public law dispute resolution. Tamsin draws on over ten years’ experience with the firm to offer...
Louise Boswell
Louise Boswell
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Louise Boswell advises on disputes and dispute risk areas in a range of sectors.  She regularly acts on complex commercial contractual disputes including post-acquisition and on termination, and disputes...
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Zoe Burge
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Bristol
Zoe Burge is a partner and Solicitor Advocate in the Insurance & Reinsurance Group of CMS UK. Zoe has worked in the London insurance market since 2008 and has a background in commercial disputes. Zoe...
Steven Corney
Steven Corney
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is a commercial litigation partner with 20 years’ experience in advising domestic and international clients on commercial disputes in the High Court, before arbitration tribunals and the Copyright...
Tom Dane
Tom Dane
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a partner and leads the Finance Disputes team in London.Tom has over 15 years’ experience of litigating high value and complex disputes with a particular focus on banking and finance disputes...