DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Brachers LLP

Litigation

1 ranked lawyersBand 4The SouthUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected practice that is particularly renowned for its debt recovery and insolvency litigation work on behalf of national organisations as well as multinational corporations. Additionally represents a strong choice for SME clients and individuals in shareholder, partnership and contractual disputes. Enjoys a healthy reputation in the financial services, transport and utilities sectors.

Strengths

A client appreciates that the team is "quick to respond," adding that "they understand our business and processes, which is a great help to us."

Work highlights

Acted for the Szerelmey group of companies in relation to claims concerning money and assets that were allegedly improperly transferred out of the company for the benefit of one shareholder and to the detriment of the claimant minority shareholder.

Notable practitioners

Michael Oatham is head of the litigation department at Brachers. He handles a wide range of commercial disputes as well as insolvency litigation. A source describes him as "always on the ball" and adds: "He knows his stuff, knows the law and is good to deal with."

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Litigation


Michael Oatham
Band 3