Legal 500 2017 the top manchester performers in dispute resolution – commercial litigation – manchester evening news

Michael Clavell-Bate and Matt Taylor, who is noted for his ‘calm approach’, head the team best free data recovery software 2015. Principal associates Tom Whitfield and Phil Duignan, who joined from DWF in July 2016, are also recommended alongside associate Luisa Zukowski.

‘Real fighter’ Geraldine Ryan heads the team and is noted for his ‘robust advice’ download data recovery software for android. Ryan is currently representing Manchester Ship Canal Company in a dispute with General Motors UK regarding rights relating to drainage.

Peter Southeran – who ‘always sees the route through a case’ – is representing a high-net-worth individual in a £150m case against an accountancy firm and led the team representing the estate of PC David Rathband in a liability case against the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police.

TIER TWO – Noted for its ‘no-nonsense, robust representation’, Brabners LLP’s team is particularly experienced in disputes related to the sports and recruitment sectors and is regularly called on to handle law firm partnership disputes and shareholder disputes.


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Department head Jan Levinson is described as ‘very wise’ while Harald Loeffler represented the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in a £15m dispute with its former Non-Emergency Patient Transport provider, SRCL best data recovery software 2016. Also recommended are the ‘very experienced’ Sydney Fulda and senior associate Vicki Bates, who is ‘very responsive, commercial and practical’ and has specialist expertise in disputes involving insolvency practitioners.

According to clients, Pinsent Masons LLP’s ‘technically excellent’ team is ‘the full package; it has great litigators who are commercially minded, efficient and personable’.

It handles a broad spectrum of commercial litigation cases, often with a cross-border element and Manchester City Football Club & City Football Group, Everton Football Club and Balfour Beatty are also clients.

Department head Julian Diaz-Rainey is a ‘superb lawyer, strategist, and commands a very strong team’ who is ably assisted by senior associates Andrew Mitchell and Jo Seed.

TIER THREE – According to the authors of the Legal 500 report, JMW Solicitors LLP is ‘becoming the new force in the North West for commercial litigation’.

It is acting for over 5,000 employees of WM Morrisons in a group litigation claim against the supermarket arising from a leak of payroll information in 2014.

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Marc Yaffe heads the team, which includes consultant Michael Kennedy, who joined from Slater and Gordon in 2016 and has ‘a huge amount of experience and tactical nous’.

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP fields a team of ‘really strong litigators’ that is ‘highly effective at getting results’ and is ‘increasingly active in arbitration cases’.

Its wide-ranging commercial client base includes several international companies, as well as high-profile entrepreneurs, sports stars, lenders and SMEs.

Damian Bailey, who is experienced in shareholder disputes, is ‘highly intellectual and leaves no stone unturned’ while David Jones, who was promoted to partner in 2016, is ‘excellent at getting results.

Team head Paul Jonson is ‘very experienced and knowledgeable’ and David Brown is singled out for his ‘commercial acumen and no-nonsense advice’.

It has a particular focus on the chemical, manufacturing, IT and financial services sectors and is also developing its offering in the data breach and cyber security sphere.

Department head Victoria Leigh is ‘practical, reliable, proactive and calm’ and has ‘considerable technical expertise in pensions and financial services, as well as broad commercial and litigation experience’.

Weightmans LLP houses ‘a wealth of talent’, enabling it to handle a range of complex contentious commercial matters, including IP, civil fraud and franchise disputes.

He is assisted by the ‘pragmatic’ Richard Corran, who ‘takes a tough line against opponents’, and professional negligence specialist Carole Spiller, who ‘has great rapport with clients, is incredibly hardworking and dedicated, and achieves great results’.