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What the team is known for Well-established litigation team in the Midlands, with the ability to handle high-value cases as well as group litigation. Represents a diverse national and international client base that includes manufacturers, healthcare companies, investment funds and energy groups. Advises on disputes arising from commercial contracts issues as well as those relating to corporate transactions.
Strengths"Gowling provides excellent legal advice and assistance," says a client, who goes on to praise "the team's desire to fully understand our business approach to commercial outcomes and any potential risk exposure that might arise."
Another client says: "They know our business inside out and have become trusted advisers."
Work highlights Advised Co-operative Energy on a claim for over £3 million in relation to a series of connected disputes arising out of its acquisition of Flow Energy from Flowgroup, which subsequently went into administration.
Andrew Smith enjoys a strong reputation in the Birmingham market for his commercial litigation practice. He handles contractual and corporate disputes across a range of sectors, including energy and manufacturing. A client says: "I found Andrew's planning and organisational style very helpful, as he proposed a step-by-step approach to addressing a very complex issue that involved many parties and potential outcomes."