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Cripps Pemberton Greenish

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 2The SouthUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Well equipped to handle complex disputes for domestic and international clients, including companies in the technology, healthcare, retail and real estate sectors. Capable of assisting with corporate litigation, including shareholder, partnership and transactional disputes, while also handling large contractual claims.

Strengths

"The team provides excellent customer service and communication," says a client, who also describes the team as "commercially aware" and adds: "We were impressed by their knowledge."

Another notes: "The firm works really hard to understand a client’s business and makes real efforts to ensure its advice is practical and usable."

Notable practitioners

Edward Weeks is head of commercial dispute resolution and "an excellent practitioner," according to sources, who highlight his expertise in handling shareholder disputes. One interviewee describes him as "outstanding" and goes on to say: "He gets to a good commercial result without any fuss and he picks the right time to make decisions."

Sources describe Joanna Ford as a "commercial and pragmatic lawyer who is very capable." Another interviewee notes that she "exercises excellent judgement and has a calm head in a very stressful environment." She demonstrates a high degree of expertise in complex litigation, including shareholder, transactional and contractual disputes.

Tom Bourne is a senior associate who has experience in such matters as shareholder disputes and contentious insolvency claims. A client praises his user-friendly style, saying: "He is always calm and considered and phrases complicated legal arguments in such a way they can be easily understood."

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The South

Litigation


Edward Weeks
Band 1
Joanna Ford
Band 4
Tom Bourne
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