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Gardner Leader

Litigation

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Thames ValleyUK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced commercial litigation team often instructed on cross-border cases. Handles a range of general corporate and commercial disputes, including breach of directors' duties claims. Clients include local and international companies from a variety of sectors. Also represents high net worth individuals.

Strengths

An interviewee says: "Clients receive top-quality advice for a very good price. The lawyers are very committed, professional and responsive."

A client says: "Their strong point is definitively a strong commitment to the case. They always impress with their good humour and team spirit."

A source reports: "Gardner Leader has a good commercial litigation practice, as good as any City firm's."

Work highlights

Acted for Freemans Event Partners in relation to significant claims against the director and shareholder of a property development company, including successfully making an urgent administration application in the Insolvency and Companies List.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Felton leads the firm's commercial litigation team. He has experience in contract disputes, breach of directors' duty disputes and fraud cases.
"Christopher explains complex matters in simple terms and immediately isolates the relevant legal questions to resolve the matter. He is service-minded and very experienced in handling cross-border disputes." "He has enviable experience and knowledge of heavyweight commercial litigation right up to Supreme Court level in the UK and numerous international commercial matters. His practice is nothing short of stunning."

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Thames Valley

Litigation


Christopher Felton
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