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Stewarts

Litigation

3 ranked lawyersBand 1YorkshireUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Boutique litigation firm with a well-established reputation in cartel claims and a strong track record in class action cases in relation to financial services disputes. Acts for an impressive roster of blue-chip commercial clients and regularly advises on cases involving commercial contracts. Recommended abilities in complex cross-border mandates. Expertise extends to litigation concerning IP and professional negligence.

Strengths

A source describes the team at Stewarts as "determined, composed and a pleasure to work with."

"I remain deeply impressed by the way Stewarts have managed this litigation throughout," a source says, reporting the team acted "efficiently and tactically."

Work highlights

Represented 12 retailer claimants in a case relating to excessive charging of interchange fees by Mastercard.

Notable practitioners

Kate Pollock handles large commercial disputes, with particular expertise in competition-related matters. Her expertise ranges from cartel damages claims to disputes with financial services providers. One source enthuses: "I would want Kate on my side in any fight. She's commercial, incisive and robust; she cuts quickly to the heart of things."

Mo Bhaskaran represents both private clients and corporate entities. His expertise ranges from transaction disputes to cross-border asset recovery exercises. He is recognised for having particular experience in leading complex, high-profile matters. "He's absolutely on top of the detail both legally and factually," a source says, adding that "he's involved and hands-on all the time."

Nick Haworth assists clients with both domestic and cross-border commercial disputes, focusing on competition cases and commercial contracts.

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Overview

We act in some of the most high-profile and groundbreaking cases in the UK.

Our clients include FTSE 100 companies, Fortune 500 and other international corporations, as well as institutional investors, foreign governments, public bodies and individuals.

We are conflict free, enabling us to act for our clients against global banks and multinationals in high-value and complex disputes. Many of our cases are groundbreaking and involve the application of new and developing areas of the law.

Our lawyers have unrivalled experience in putting together innovative costs arrangements. The use of third party funding, after-the-event insurance and risk-sharing fee agreements enables our clients to manage risk and litigate from a position of financial strength.

Our team of more than 50 lawyers has the depth and expertise to conduct heavyweight litigation. All our partners have experience in coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. We have strategic alliances with handpicked law firms around the world to enable our clients to take a cross-border approach to litigation.

Litigation

Stewarts

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Location

9 Bond Court

Leeds

West Yorkshire

UK

LS1 2JZ

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Yorkshire

Litigation


Kate Pollock
Band 3
Mo Bhaskaran
Band 1
Nick Haworth
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