Clients – both corporate and individual – as well as fellow legal professionals turn to our Dispute Resolution team for incisive action on contentious commercial issues. The team has acquired an outstanding international reputation for its success in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and for its skill in smoothing the path to a positive outcome.
Expertise and tenacity are central to our work, but so is a resourceful, innovative, approach as we rise to complex legal challenges. Constantly aware of the commercial purpose we serve for our clients, we get to work quickly – penetrating to the root of the problem and identifying the swiftest, most cost-effective path to resolution.
When advising clients, we frequently join forces with specialists from Rosenblatt’s Corporate, Real Estate and Employment departments to create formidable cross-disciplinary teams.
Rosenblatt’s Dispute Resolution experts offer a wealth of experience across issues, sectors and geographies. Among them are experts on insolvency and business recovery who play an active role in Insol Europe and R3, and others who are solicitor-advocates with higher-court qualifications.
Our clients can also draw on our international experience in diverse jurisdictions such as off shore countries (Isle of Man, Channel Islands and the Caribbean) and in the USA, China (notably, we have a member who is admitted to practice in Hong Kong), India, South Africa, Zambia and Botswana.
Among the measures we have implemented for clients are: freezing orders, search and seizure orders, injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal orders.
To ease the funding of litigation we offer bespoke fee arrangements and, where appropriate, will refer clients to third-party funders and providers of After the Event insurance.
Sectors and areas covered
- Civil Fraud & Investigation
- Company Litigation, including Shareholder Actions and Directors Duties and Obligations
- Professional Liability
- Unlawful Competitive Practices and Economic Torts
- Intellectual Estate Protection
- Real Estate – leasehold, freehold disputes
- Banking and Financial Services
- Group litigation commercial and financial claims
- Tax and Revenue
- Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws
- Judicial Review
- Ten “missing trader” companies and their liquidators in an MTIC VAT fraud case up to and including a 6 week trial in the Financial List. Prosecuting claims on behalf of the firm’s clients against a major UK financial institution and commodities house in respect of fraudulent trading and dishonest assistance. The defendants are represented by Slaughter and May and Pinsent Masons LLP respectively. The value of the claims is circa Euro 100 million.
- French businesswoman Nathalie Dauriac, the former chief executive of wealth management group Signia Wealth, in her claim against the billionaire founder of Phones4u, John Caudwell. After a six week Trial, Mr Justice Marcus Smith ruled that Ms Dauriac was entitled to a six figure sum for the shares taken by Mr Caudwell. Ms Dauriac was also awarded her legal costs.
- Stobart Group PLC in its dispute with former Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Tinkler. The proceedings are set for trial in November 2018 and will decide whether or not Mr Tinkler breached his fiduciary duties to the company in trying to remove the incumbent chairman, acting in concert with others to destabilise the workforce and shareholder base.
A sample of some of the firm’s cases appearing in law reports or subject to media attention:
- In The Matter OF TPD Investments Ltd Sub Nom Destiny Investments (1993) Ltd V TH Holdings Ltd
- (1) Capital For Enterprise Fund A LP (2) Maven Capital Partners UK LLP v Bibby Financial Services Ltd  EWHC 2593 (Ch)
- Icebreaker Management Services and others (x 5 LLPs) v Deloitte
- Mr Timothy Wright v Lewis Silkin LLP  EWHC 1897 (QB)
- Desmond v CSI International Limited and GLG Partners LP
- Global Energy Horizons Corp v Gray  EWHC 3703 (Ch),  EWHC 2232 (Ch)
- Aberdeen Global v Satyam Computer Services Ltd (Case Number 2011 folio 1581)
- (1) Clinton Cards PLC (2) CCE Realisations Ltd V (1) Donald John Lewin (2) Clinton Stuart Lewin (3) Rose Margaret Lewin
- Tullett Prebon Plc & Ors v BGC Brokers LP & Ors  EWHC 484 (QB),  EWCA Civ 131
- The Leveson Inquiry
- Camelot UK Lotteries Ltd, R (on the application of) v The Gambling Commission & Ors  EWHC 2391 (Admin) (22 August 2012)  EWHC 2391 (Admin)
- Lalit Modi v Giles Clarke and IMG v Giles Clarke
- Continental Capital Markets SA v GFI Holdings Ltd and Ors (Case No 2011 folio 1424)
- Tullett Prebon Group Limited v Ghaleb El-Hajjali  EWHC 1924 (QB)
- Music Choice Limited various trade mark (UK and CTM) disputes with Target Brands Inc, including Invalidation Action Nos 81859 and 81860
- Seymour Pierce Limited v Grandtop Holdings  EWHC 676 (QB)
- Cobden Investments Limited v RWM Langport Limited and others  EWHC 2810 (Ch),  EWHC 1362 (Ch),  EWHC 3334 (Ch) and  EWHC 1370 (Ch)
- Advantage Capital Limited and others v Adair  EWHC 2841 (QB)
- Tartan Limited v The Royal Bank of Scotland plc