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Pinsent Masons

Litigation

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Renowned team well versed in handling disputes from a variety of sectors. Receives a wide range of complex, high-value instructions that include disputes regarding negligent advice, financial issues and breaches of contract. Also handles shareholder disagreements, insolvency-related disputes, and property and construction-related disputes. Represents both domestic and international clients and continues to be a popular choice for disputes that span multiple jurisdictions.

Strengths

"They’re brilliant," says a client, who describes the lawyers as "very approachable, as well as knowledgeable."

Work highlights

Represented Frylite in a dispute with a former employee accused of running a rival business during his period of employment.

Notable practitioners

David Kirkpatrick leads the commercial litigation team and handles a wide range of cases, with a strong focus on contractual, shareholder, professional negligence and energy disputes. A client reports: "He demonstrated a good understanding of the brief and proposed a clear strategy which proved to be successful."

Laura Gillespie is well known for her expertise in litigation concerning cybersecurity and data privacy. "Laura has a good knowledge of data protection," remarks an impressed market commentator, adding that "she is very experienced and has a good reputation in the local market."

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Northern Ireland

Litigation


David Kirkpatrick
Band 2
Laura Gillespie
Band 3