Slaughter and May

Commercial and Corporate Litigation Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Strong litigation outfit, regularly instructed to act on contractual disputes, as well as those concerning shareholder disagreements, contested transactions and joint ventures. Acts for leading clients in finance, technology, energy and healthcare, and also possesses significant cross-border capabilities.

Strengths A client reports: "We get very good, commercial advice from them which is tailored to us and shows they understand us as a business."

Interviewees note: "The speed of response is top notch at partner level, as is the quality and commerciality of the advice."

"Slaughter and May is a fantastic firm to work with," says a client, adding: "They are committed to providing the best possible service and I always feel reassured when working with them, knowing that I will get great advice."

Work highlights Defended Bupa against a claim of up to £40 million for alleged breaches of warranty and contractual obligations in relation to its sale of a portfolio of care homes to Advinia.

Notable practitioners


Sarah Lee
is head of the firm's dispute resolution group and a respected litigator in the London market. She has considerable experience in handling corporate disputes involving shareholder actions and joint ventures.
"Sarah is incredibly smart, very tactical and knows how to litigate." "She has such depth of knowledge and can deliver advice in language that is appropriate and understandable."