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UK North West Litigation

In all regions outside of London, this section ranks firms and lawyers advising on civil litigation on behalf of businesses, financial institutions and other non-public sector entities, as well as private individuals. The primary focus of the section is contractual litigation and litigation arising out of corporate and commercial arrangements, including shareholder, joint venture, post-M&A and boardroom disputes. In the regions we will also accept banking litigation matters such as the mis-selling of financial products. Less weight is given to civil litigation types which are covered separately in regional sections of the UK guide, such as professional negligence, real estate litigation, construction and IP. Matters involving public sector bodies (such as judicial reviews and procurement challenges) are also covered elsewhere and will generally not be considered here. Other kinds of work not considered as part of the section include criminal litigation, inquests, public inquiries, tribunals, regulatory investigations and related enforcement actions. This section focuses on courtroom litigation, rather than ADR methods such as mediation and arbitration. In particular, International Arbitration is covered extensively elsewhere and so should not be included on a submission to Litigation.

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Band 1
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard is a renowned firm in the region, servicing a local, national and international client base from its office in Manchester. It provides an impressive breadth of service, regularly advising on high-value commercial disputes within such areas as competition, fraud and tax. The team also acts on disputes in the retail, energy and transport sectors.
  2. DLA Piper UK LLP
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    DLA Piper UK LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has a well-established litigation offering in the North West region, with lawyers operating from both Manchester and Liverpool. The team is especially well-placed to handle complex construction, technology and M&A disputes, particularly on behalf of market-leading corporate and private equity clients. It also has notable experience handling disputes in the energy space.
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    Eversheds Sutherland
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland is an international firm with a long-established presence at the top of the market in the North West. Active for a host of leading corporate clients, the team handles the full gamut of commercial disputes and is frequently engaged on contractual and joint venture mandates, while also advising on reputation management matters. It notably advises a number of leading retailers as well as clients in the automotive sector.
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Band 2
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    DWF
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    DWF has a strong regional presence bolstered by its national network. The team in Manchester handles a range of commercial disputes, including those with significant professional negligence and insolvency aspects. It represents clients from sectors such as telecommunications, energy and retail.
  2. JMW Solicitors LLP
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    JMW Solicitors LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    JMW Solicitors is a well-regarded firm with an impressive litigation team in the North West that is frequently instructed on corporate and general commercial disputes. The team is well placed to handle construction and shareholder claims, as well as contractual and employment-related cases. It has notable experience advising individual shareholders and businesspeople as well as companies.
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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Squire Patton Boggs is an international firm able to handle cases including contractual and transactional disputes. It assists with claims for breach of warranty and fiduciary duty as well as associated professional negligence issues and also has notable strength in pensions-related litigation. The team advises clients from the chemicals, energy and financial services sectors, among others.
  4. Brabners LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  5. Pinsent Masons
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. DAC Beachcroft LLP
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    DAC Beachcroft LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    DAC Beachcroft is active within the North West market on various contractual and other commercial disputes. Its litigation team possesses further expertise in trust and IT disputes for clients in a range of sectors, including health, technology and manufacturing. It also handles fraud-related disputes and investigations.
  2. Fieldfisher
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    Fieldfisher
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 5 Years Ranked
    Fieldfisher is a respected practice experienced in a variety of disputes such as breach of contract, alleged fraud and professional negligence claims. The firm's clients include financial sector entities and private individuals.
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    Hill Dickinson LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Hill Dickinson has a well-respected team providing a reliable offering across the range of contentious mandates, including contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes. It is also well placed to advise on cases within areas such as competition, tax and fraud. The team represents a broad spectrum of clients, including those from the sport, retail and healthcare sectors.
  4. Pannone Corporate LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  5. TLT LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  6. Weightmans
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
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    Mills & Reeve LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Mills & Reeve provides a quality commercial litigation offering from its Manchester office. The team is well equipped to handle transactional disputes, including those that involve competition and fraud aspects, as well as shareholder litigation. It also takes on contract disputes, with particular expertise in the food retail, sport and private client spaces.
  2. Shoosmiths LLP
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    Shoosmiths LLP
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 7 Years Ranked
    Shoosmiths has a litigation team offering expertise in shareholder and contractual disputes, as well as contentious matters involving employment and insurance issues. The firm also provides clients with associated advice on crisis and reputation management.
  3. CMS
    Litigation
    UK 2023 | Band 4