Litigation and dispute resolution
Maitland Walker has a highly rated practice in litigation and dispute resolution. The law directory, Legal 500 (2012) states as follows:
Maitland Walker LLP's "outstanding" three-partner team handles anti-trust cases, shareholder disputes, construction matters and professional negligence claims. Team head, Rupert Croft is "one of the top litigation solicitors in the UK" and "really understands how litigation works in a way few can match".
Our primary concern is to resolve disputes as quickly and advantageously as possible, always weighing the possible outcomes against the costs and risks of litigation. We represent clients in both the High Court and County Court, but are equally willing to use Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms such as mediation to achieve the best solution.
Ranked top for litigation and dispute resolution for Gloucestershire and the "M4 corridor" in the most recent edition of Legal 500, we consistently provide our clients with excellent legal advice and value for money.
The department is headed by Rupert Croft.
The types of cases in which we act include: -
- Company and partnership disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Financial services (including Integrity Maximiser Plan claims)
- Intellectual property
- Tax disputes
Examples of significant recent cases include:
- Landmark case on damages for infringement of competition law before the Court of Appeal and House of Lords (now Supreme Court) (Crehan v. Inntrepreneur).
- Representing trademark owner in multinational trademark dispute involving proceedings before the EC Trade Mark Office and the Court of First Instance.
- Representing international association of publishers of scientific, technical and medical journals in complaint against the German Government for defective implementation of the Copyright Directive EC 2001/29.
- Representing British parallel importers of pharmaceuticals in trade mark proceedings arising out of parallel trade.
- Worldwide freezing injunctions on behalf of victims of international fraud.
- Shareholders disputes, including petitions for unfair prejudice.
- Construction arbitration.
- Appeal against Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs in the VAT and Duties Tribunal.
For further information please contact Rupert Croft or Hilary Coles.