Dispute resolution and litigation span all sectors and a broad range of issues. My focus is on understanding clients’ priorities and motivation so that I can provide strategic advice and a plan of action to meet their needs, whatever their business or sector.
Much of my work involves complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, working across multiple jurisdictions, under most of the major international arbitration rules as well as in in the High Court and Court of Appeal. I am a solicitor advocate and have also appeared on behalf of clients in international arbitrations.
I apply the same energy to my time outside the office as I do to my work – I enjoy a range of sports as well as travelling.
When entering into a commercial contract with a party in a different jurisdiction, or who has assets in a different jurisdiction, it is important to consider dispute resolution options carefully to ensure that risks to your business are minimised should a dispute arise.
Seek legal advice early when a problem arises. This enables a plan of action to be put in place and gives the opportunity to address wider issues, such as preserving legal privilege and potentially relevant documents.
What is international arbitration?
International arbitration is where parties agree to resolve disputes through an independent tribunal in a neutral setting.
What are the benefits of international arbitration in resolving disputes?
Arbitration awards are often more widely enforceable than court judgments (with over 150 contracting states to the New York Convention). Parties have a say in who is appointed to resolve the dispute, proceedings are often more streamlined and less complex than court proceedings, are usually confidential and are in a neutral forum.
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