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Litigation

4 ranked lawyersBand 2MidlandsUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly reputable litigation team with proven practical experience of high-end cases involving CIS jurisdictions and Russia. Offers advice to international clients on multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes, with notable activity on complex contractual issues. Active across a variety of sectors including technology, energy and financial services.

Strengths

An interviewee describes the firm as "solution-driven and innovative," adding: "They are ready to analyse complex problems, break them down into constituent parts and offer comprehensive strategic solutions which optimise the client’s position and outcome."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of diamond broker W Nagel in a contractual claim for USD4 million in damages against a Belgian diamond company.

Notable practitioners

Department head Andrew Leach is singled out by sources as an "approachable, service-orientated and cost-conscious" practitioner. As leader of the firm's Russia and CIS desk, he regularly represents nationals from those jurisdictions, including high net worth individuals, on complex commercial disputes and civil fraud proceedings.

Ben Griffin has a growing reputation for his commercial litigation practice, which includes frequently acting for foreign nationals and high net worth individuals from Russia and the CIS. "Ben adds real value to any dispute," says a source, adding: "He is very committed to his clients, commercial in his approach, very thorough and strong on the law."

Darren Kenny earns praise for his cross-border litigation practice, regularly acting on behalf of clients from CIS jurisdictions and Russia. One interviewee describes him as "very thorough, commercially-minded and extremely hard-working."

The "very impressive" Matthew Goodwin wins praise from clients, one of whom says: "He understands our business and is always on hand to give commercially sensible advice that is tailored to suit our needs." He regularly advises on contentious matters relating to the construction and finance industries, including contractual disputes and professional negligence claims.

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Litigation Department

DWF

firm
Department location

One Snowhill

Snow Hill Queensway

Birmingham

West Midlands

UK

B4 6GA

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Midlands

Litigation


Andrew Leach
Band 1
Ben Griffin
Up and Coming
Darren Kenny
Band 2
Matthew Goodwin
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