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Shakespeare Martineau

Litigation

1 ranked lawyersBand 3MidlandsUK 2022 View ranking table

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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

"The team manages our expectations and responds quickly to urgent requests," says a client, adding that "the advice is user-friendly and commercially focused."

One client reports: "They have a practical, no-nonsense approach which results in value for money without sacrificing quality."

"Their advice is pragmatic and their approach always feels personable," remarks another interviewee.

Work highlights

Represented Robert Mackenzie, the former CEO of the AA, in a multimillion-pound claim concerning the loss of his share options following his removal from the company.

Notable practitioners

Mark Beesley heads the firm's litigation and dispute resolution group and is well equipped to advise on complex shareholder and contractual disputes.

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Midlands

Litigation


Mark Beesley
Band 3