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            Litigation and Arbitration

            The right solutions for you, designed to reduce litigation risk, cost and time.

            We have one of the largest Litigation & Arbitration teams acting throughout the UK and Europe, as well as on multi-jurisdictional matters. Spanning commercial, real estate, intellectual property, employment and financial litigation, achieving good commercial and legal results for our clients, whether claimants or defendants, is what motivates us.

            "Highly practical and commercial"
            – Legal 500

            We’re known for our expertise, knowledge, experience and commercial awareness. Most importantly we understand that you’re looking for a speedy resolution to your litigation challenges. Whether that means negotiating an out-of- court settlement, supporting you through mediation or arbitration, or being prepared to pursue a matter with tenacity and expertise through court proceedings, our approach is practical. We pride ourselves on understanding your needs so that we can provide innovative solutions in an energetic, decisive manner.

            Meet our team

            Graham Dagnall

            • Executive Partner (Liverpool)

            Joel Heap

            • Partner // National Head of Commercial Litigation

            Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

            • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes
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