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Commercial Disputes

Our expert team cracks all kinds of commercial disputes

Our team of disputes lawyers is one of the largest, most experienced and highly rated in the country.

Our clients range from FTSE100 and government to entrepreneurs and every shape and size of organisation in between.

We help them resolve their commercial problems of all types, whether by litigation or negotiation – in every type of court, arbitration, mediation or informal process.

We handle cases Our Way, not like the others. Call us and we’ll explain what that means. Our clients like it.

We were also the first UK law firm to be able to finance our clients’ cases, so they didn’t have to (if they couldn’t or didn’t want to).

Here is how it works.

Expertise

  • Business crime and investigations
  • Business ownership
  • Capital Dispute Finance
  • Commercial contracts
  • Construction arbitration
  • Crisis and reputation management
  • Debt collection
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Judicial reviews
  • Professional negligence
  • Property disputes
  • Recovery and insolvency
  • Sport, media and entertainment disputes
  • Tax
  • Trusts

Experience

Key clients

  • Handling all of the British Medical Association’s judicial reviews
  • Handling all of Cardiff City FC’s disputes and investigations
  • Advising the Solicitors Regulation Authority on regulatory and public law issues
  • Advising the Gambling Commission on regulatory issues

Landmark cases

  • Representing the Employee Benefit Trust in its ongoing battle over Roadchef share options
  • Acting for liquidators Deloitte in a £82m professional negligence claim involving a fraudulent ‘Ponzi’ scheme
  • Acting for liquidators Deloitte in a £multi-million wrongful trading and directors’ misfeasance claim
  • Representing British Airways in a High Court action by the pilots’ trade union (BALPA)
  • Acting for the descendants of the donor in the High Court over the use of the £512m National Fund
  • Acting for Solaria Energy UK Ltd in its dispute with the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Successfully appealing a High Court’s judgement in the professional negligence claim Davy v Pickering
  • Advising Hartley Pensions Ltd and trustees on a £6m breach of trust and negligence class action against Estera
  • Acting for Enterprise Insurance in a £multi-million High Court sponsorship dispute against Leeds United FC
  • Helping a private equity fund to remove two founder stakeholders
  • Representing Tidal Energy Ltd in the Supreme Court against the Bank of Scotland on the proper construction of a CHAPS Transfer Form
  • Recovering £4m from the Government on behalf of a training company in a claim we funded ourselves

Crisis reputation

  • Advising a logistics company on both immediate data protection implications and long-term potential financial and representational impacts of a ransomware/security hack
  • Acting for the British Medical Association in the high-profile junior doctors’ dispute with the Department of Health in England in 2016
  • Handling the issues arising from the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala, for Cardiff City Football Club

International

  • Funding and running a £25m claim against a large US-based telecoms company
  • Pursuing a £5.6m fraudulent misrepresentation claim across multiple jurisdictions (BVI, Switzerland, UK, Jersey)
  • Advising a US tech company implicated in a data breach which led to thousands of customer’s card details being stolen worldwide
  • Acting in a £multi-million internal fraud case across multiple jurisdictions (UK, Hong Kong, Australia, the Isle of Man)

Excellent all round. Very fast response times, good advice, short pithy answers, a real appreciation of the demands of in-house lawyers. Capital have provided good value for money being both cheaper and with a better quality of advice than the central London law firms we used to use.

Gareth Williams
Senior Solicitor, British Medical Association