Many commercial disputes straddle different areas of the law and different divisions of the High Court: they often defy rigid classification. We are as likely to appear in the Commercial Court as in the Chancery Division in disputes over commercial contracts or the fall-out from market disasters, such as the Lloyd’s and “swaps” litigation. We are also regularly instructed in significant arbitrations, often internationally.
Shareholder disputes often result in long and complex litigation, and Chambers naturally has a wealth of experience in such cases.
We also have a particular litigation expertise in relation to financial services and banking law, having been instructed in many leading cases, from the collapse of banks such as BCCI, Barings, Lehmans and Kaupthing, to litigation concerning derivative misselling and LIBOR manipulation.
Oil and gas law is another area where Chambers has in-depth commercial litigation experience. Members of Chambers regularly advise on both off-shore and on-shore issues, and have been involved in leading cases on the interpretation and effect of major “take-or-pay” and “send-or-pay” contracts. We have also recently been instructed in significant international oil and gas litigation in the Middle East and central Africa.
Our versatility is recognised by the fact that we belong both to the Commercial Bar Association and the Chancery Bar Association. Members of Chambers are among the contributing editors of Atkins Court Forms on subjects as diverse as Equitable Remedies and Bankruptcy.