Thanks for steering us through this process so professionally…it was nice to work with you
Many thanks again for your help, as usual the advice you give is always top notch
Thank you for your time, expertise and support.
“Thank you very much for all of your kind assistance"
Thank you very much for your expert guidance
“We are very grateful for all your assistance which has been a crucial element in dealing with this case"
“I was (and am still) very appreciative of the time, expertise and advice you gave me"
“Many thanks for all your efforts to date. It is really appreciated..."
“I want to thank you and your team very sincerely for all the help and support you gave us through this very difficult time..."
“Thank you - I very much appreciate your expert guidance and the speed with which you acted”
“It was a pleasure working with you...I am pleased with the result - justice done”
“It is good to have worked with you and the wider team; you most certainly deserve your reputation as a leading charity law firm”
“Thank you for your assistance on the project - the excellent outcome speaks for itself”
“Fantastic result and job really well done…thank you for your and your team’s hard work”
I am Head of Bates Wells’ Dispute Resolution Team. I help commercial organisations, charities, regulatory bodies, and individuals avoid and resolve disputes in a commercially sensitive and pragmatic way.
Mindful of reputational, cost and other relevant considerations, my team and I work closely with our clients to resolve most disputes before proceedings are commenced at Court. But I also represent clients robustly before the High Court, County Court and Higher Courts, in Arbitrations, Adjudications, and other dispute resolution forums, including Mediation. I am also regularly appointed by the Court as a Supervising Solicitor.
I advised a well-known construction company (and other clients) on a number of high value High Court claims against local authorities for breaches of procurement regulations, resulting in substantial settlement payments for our client or the procurements being re-run.
I successfully bring and defend claims for injunctions and awards of damages and legal costs in trade mark, passing off, copyright infringement and other intellectual property claims, including for membership bodies, Awarding Organisations and commercial businesses.
I advise the boards and members / shareholders of many organisations in relation to internal governance and external disputes.
I obtain and advise on disputes involving injunctive relief, search and asset freezing orders, delivery up and evidence preservation orders
I help resolve legacy disputes which have involved complex intellectual property rights issues, shares in private companies and other challenges to Wills