Company and Commercial

“The company and commercial group has expertise in shareholder disputes, the sale and carriage of goods, sports law and intellectual property, among other areas.” Legal 500 2015

The Company and Commercial Group are recognised particularly for their expertise in General Commercial law, Property, General Chancery law, Intellectual Property and Fraud. Members are highly regarded within their individual practice fields and regularly act for high profile large multinationals as well as small businesses and individuals alike. The group are sympathetic to clients who seek practical solutions to their problems and match their legal skills and experience to defined objectives.

Our Work

Contract disputes are an area of in depth expert knowledge, as well as defamation and insurance. Intellectual property services cover trademarks, patents, copyright and registered design. Partnership is another area and a wide range of professional negligence matters are handled skilfully by specialists in the field. Real property is a notable specialism and all aspects of sale and carriage of goods are dealt with. Advice is given on Trusts and Inheritance issues and Sports and Media law are also areas undertaken. Chambers also has several Bar Council accredited mediators, including David Berkley QC, all of whom have vast experience of mediating. Members of Chambers are also accustomed to representing parties in mediations and Chambers are able to accommodate mediation hearings where necessary.

Our Service

The approach of the group is flexible and business like with an emphasis on client partnership.

We take the service we deliver to the highest levels based on:

  • Clear recognition of the client’s needs
  • Matching comprehensive skills and experience
  • Building effective relationships

Specialist knowledge includes:

  • Contract
  • Sale and carriage of goods
  • Insurance/Re-insurance
  • Agency
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership
  • Share and asset purchase agreements
  • Directors’ duties and disqualification
  • Corporate fraud
  • Urgent injunctions
  • Freezing injunctions/Search orders
  • Professional negligence
  • Sports law
  • IP (Trademarks, Passing Off, Copyright
  • Design rights/Registered designs)
  • Defamation
  • Data protection and privacy
  • Breach of confidence
  • Internet and domain name law
  • Computer hardware/software
david berkley

David Berkley QC


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Year of Silk:
Graeme Wood

Graeme Wood


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richard carter

Richard Carter

Year of call: 1990

David Flood

Year of call: 1993
Pepin Aslett

Pépin Aslett

Year of call: 1996
Ghazan Mahmood 2

Ghazan Mahmood

Year of call: 1997
Douglas Denton

Douglas Denton


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Clare Thomas

Year of call: 1998
philip byrne

Philip Byrne


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Sufiyan Rana

Sufiyan Rana


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siraj ahmed

Siraj Ahmed


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Simon Pallo

Simon Pallo

Year of call: 2003

Timothy Connolly

Year of call: 2004
Samantha Openshaw

Samantha Openshaw

Year of call: 2005
steven mcgarry

Steven McGarry

Year of call: 2005

Gareth Thompson


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Ben Kelly

Year of call: 2006

Steven Flynn


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Alice Dobbie


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Daniel Metcalfe


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Elis Gomer


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Jamie Jenkins


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Lucinda France-Hayhurst


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Charles Austin

Charles Austin


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David Baines

Year of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-Want

Jessica Southcote-Want


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