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What the team is known for Handles complex regional, national and cross-border disputes for a broad client base. Frequently advises on disputes arising from commercial contracts such as distribution agreements and IT service provision. Areas of strength also include tackling fraud, debt recovery and other contentious financial matters. Clients include national companies and private individuals in sectors including pharmaceuticals, agriculture and energy.
Strengths Sources praise the team for its "intelligent and experienced lawyers who are friendly, reliable, responsive, easy to work with and client-focused."
Work highlights Advised a hedge fund manager on claims arising from alleged breach of an agreement that he should have 50% of the shares in a cryptocurrency fund manager vehicle.
Jamie Wheatley is widely recognised for his skills in commercial disputes as well as litigation arising from insolvency proceedings. He advises clients from a wide range of sectors including property and energy as well as acting on behalf of private individuals.
Rachel Higgs is well regarded by clients for her "strong knowledge of civil litigation" and her "level-headed and practical approach." Another interviewee says: "She establishes a strong command of business objectives and delivers forthright and actionable advice." She offers strong expertise on a wide range of commercial disputes including those relating to breaches of contract, warranty and restrictive covenants.