The Business and Property team are recognised particularly for their expertise in general commercial and chancery law, property, intellectual property and fraud. Members are highly regarded within their individual practice fields and regularly act for high profile large multinationals and high net worth individuals as well as small businesses and individuals alike. The team are sympathetic to clients who seek practical solutions to their problems and match their legal skills and experience to defined objectives.
Contract disputes are an area of in-depth expert knowledge, as well as insurance, banking and financial services. Intellectual property services cover ‘soft-IP’, namely, trademarks and passing off, copyright and registered designs and in addition members of the team represent and advise on data protection, privacy and defamation matters.
Company law, shareholder disputes and partnership are other key areas 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 KC, all of whom have vast experience of mediating disputes. Members of Chambers are also accustomed to advising on and acting for parties in mediations and Chambers are able to accommodate mediations where necessary.
The approach of the team 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:
- Asset recovery
- Breach of trust
- Crypto-assets and blockchain
- Fraud (commercial) and deceit
- Data protection, breach of confidence and defamation
- Directors’ duties and disqualification
- Electronic signatures
- Equitable claims
- Freezing injunctions/Search orders
- Injunctive relief
- International law
- Multi-party actions
- Sale and carriage of goods