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Civil and commercial matters

We have been conducting many cross-border contentious matters in the UK as well as domestic litigation. These include arbitration, litigation, claims, defence and counter-claims, advising on tactics and case management, freezing orders, mandatory injunction and security for costs applications, enforcement of foreign judgments and awards and mediation. Our clients have benefited from our tactical use of court proceedings and other alternative dispute resolutions methods in achieving their aims.

Specific areas

We are able to advise you on the most cost effective form of dispute resolution in relation to a variety of matters.

  • Accidents at work
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Road Traffic Accident Claims
  • Accidents on Holiday
  • Accidents in the Street
  • Industrial Diseases (e.g Asbestos)
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Employment Law Advice to Employees or Employers
  • Company share holders and partnership
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Will and probate
  • Family
  • Supply contracts
  • Oil and gas construction
  • Civil engineering
  • Maritime

Examples of cross border dispute resolution

  • Advising an English importer of cooking wine in respect of a dispute with UK Border Agency on taxation of imported goods.
  • Acting for a Chinese factory with Taiwanese parent company in a claim against an English company for damages for failing to deliver goods as specified in the contract.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong company in respect of a licence agreement with a well known brand of an English company.  Issues involve competition, termination and repudiation of a 20 years licence.
  • Advising Costa Equipment, a Brazil based company who bought heavy-weight cranes from a UK manufacturer, on a dispute over the ownership of these cranes. Work involved both shipping issues as well as validity of contracts.
  • Acting for a Taiwanese product manufacturer in relation to the termination of the distributorship against an English company.
  • Acting for a Taiwanese material trading company in relation to several fraudulent sales against the major UK financial service providers and companies.
  • Advised on the enforceability of an out of date money judgement from Hong Kong court in England.
  • Acting for claimant, Great Wealth Asia (a Hong Kong based telecom company), against 7 defendants in a dispute arising from purchasing of a quantity of mobile phones.
  • Advising a UK based importer of flower pots from China in a £2m dispute with its Holland based customer.
  • Advising an agent in defending a claim by a Lithuanian manufacturer for supplying military doors to Equatorial Guinea government.
  • Acting for an English company in ascertaining the ownership of recycling plastic discs during the transportation of these discs to China.
  • Advising on a range of products, including fresh fruits, medicine, frozen foods, being imported into England.
  • Acting for a UK based company importing platinum that had been seized by UK Border Agency; and acted for them in proceedings at Magistrates’ court.
  • Advising an agent in defending a claim by a Lithuanian manufacturer for supplying military doors to Equatorial Guinea government.
  • Advising Novell Enterprise Limited, an English recycling company concerning the ownership of products which were at the time being shipped to Vietnam.