Shakespeare Martineau

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded litigation team that frequently represents national and international blue-chip organisations, including clients in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors. Handles substantial contractual disputes, shareholder litigation and insolvency-related cases. Also offers the benefit of significant experience in mediation and other methods of alternative dispute resolution.

Strengths A client notes: "The firm has excellent, knowledgeable lawyers covering a broad range of issues very effectively."

Work highlights Represented Maloney Metalcraft in a £2 million contractual dispute concerning the manufacturing of gas treatment equipment as part of an infrastructure development at the Jalamaid gas field in Saudi Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Mark Beesley
"has a fine grasp of the issues in any given case," notes a source, adding that "he creates a rapport with his clients, making it easy to work in a productive way." He heads the firm's litigation and dispute resolution group and is well equipped to advise on complex shareholder and contractual disputes.