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DLA Piper LLP

Litigation

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What the team is known for

Comprehensive litigation offering, drawing on the firm's national and international prowess to offer a broad-ranging service. Handles contractual and manufacturing disputes as well as those concerning insurance, fraud and other financial matters. Represents domestic and multinational clients in sectors including hospitality, support services and banking and finance.

Strengths

A client notes that "the team has significant expertise in the field and provides quick answers and flexibility to match clients’ needs."

Another adds: "The lawyers are really good team players who are able to cover all angles and are responsive and practical in their approach."

One source says: "DLA Piper really stands out for its focus on seeking practical and commercially acceptable outcomes in litigation."

Work highlights

Advised Angus International Safety Group on an £8 million contractual dispute with Saudi Arabian company REDA concerning firefighting products manufactured by Angus that were allegedly not fit for purpose.

Notable practitioners

National practice head Neil Bowker has a wealth of experience handling disputes on behalf of corporate clients in industries such as real estate and hospitality. He regularly advises on cross-border as well as domestic litigation.

Nicholas Bamford heads the litigation and regulatory team in Birmingham. He focuses his practice on handling disputes concerning the termination of contracts and joint ventures, as well as shareholder claims. According to a source, "Nick is commercial and good at identifying the issues which matter, helping clients to see all angles of a problem and its potential solutions."

Phillip Kelly is increasingly sought after by clients for advice on contractual and joint venture disputes. He regularly acts on behalf of both national and multinational companies on complex, high-value litigation. Sources describe him as a "superb" lawyer, with one adding: "He is a partner who gets involved in the details of a case. He is also very clever and can bring up points others may miss."

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Litigation Department

DLA Piper LLP

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Department location

Victoria Square House

Victoria Square

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B2 4DL

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Midlands

Litigation


Neil Bowker
Band 1
Nicholas A Bamford
Band 1
Phillip Kelly
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