Eversheds Sutherland

Litigation Department

Yorkshire
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What the team is known for Strong team with a national presence that offers clients a broad range of services in connection with commercial disputes. Notable experience handling TMT disputes and procurement issues, further to those relating to product liability, competition law and M&A. Maintains an impressive roster of domestic and international clients from a range of sectors, including telecoms, natural resources, and food and drink.

Strengths Sources say the team "understands the client's needs and priorities."

Another states that the lawyers are "responsive and pragmatic. Their response has been proportionate to the nature of the claim."

Work highlights Represented EntServ in a dispute with The Miles Consultancy regarding the termination of a contract and the threat of deletion of EntServ's data.

Notable practitioners


Deborah Polden
has experience handling contractual disputes, including shareholder and supplier and outsourcing cases, as well as competition-related conflicts.


Gary Pellow
has a wealth of expertise in handling a wide spectrum of commercial disputes. "His judgement is strong, he is clever and subtle," according to commentators.


James Hyde
is respected for his experience in handling contractual disputes in relation to technology, including data-related disputes. Breach of duty and misappropriation of corporate information are also within his remit.


Richard Matthews
represents clients in complex disputes related to M&A as well as product liability disputes. One client praises his thorough approach, explaining that "his attention to the client is tremendous, and his willingness to immerse himself in the complex technical detail of a case is extremely impressive."