22 The Parks, Minehead,
Somerset, TA24 8BT
Minehead Solicitors


17 The Crescent, Taunton,
Somerset, TA1 4EB
Taunton Solicitors


Central Court, ,
London, WC2A 1AL
London Solicitors

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution

Maitland Walker LLP has a nationally recognised practice in litigation and dispute resolution. We work hard to understand our commercial clients’ needs and offer pragmatic advice that is focused on making recoveries as quickly and advantageously as possible in the most cost-effective manner.

Our service

Whether you need to raise or defend a commercial dispute, our specialist litigation and dispute resolution team will provide you with expert and technical advice however complex the situation.

We’ll recommend a strategic approach that will progress your matter swiftly saving time and money. As an agile firm we can act quickly to apply for injunctions if necessary and can work across borders to resolve international issues.
The experience of our litigators spans every tier of the English Court system, from the County Court and High Court to the Supreme Court and specialist courts and tribunals.  We work with local, national and international clients from small private business to large multinationals to public sector bodies.

We have expertise in all types of alternative dispute resolution from the traditional methods including mediation and arbitration to modern online dispute resolution methods that bring efficiencies when used appropriately.

We will give you practical and strategic advice that understands your business and takes account of the commercial realities.
Key contact
See how we can help
you. Contact Julian Maitland-Walker

Julian Maitland-Walker

Julian is a Partner and heads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution department in our Minehead office. His practice consists of all types commercial litigation with particular focuses on collective actions and competition and EU law related litigation.
Key contact
See how we can help
you. Contact Sheree-Ann Virgin

Sheree-Ann Virgin

Sheree-Ann is a Partner and heads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution department in our Taunton office. Her practice consists of all types commercial litigation with particular focuses on competition and EU law related litigation, intellectual property litigation and professional negligence claims.
  • In my experience, Maitland Walker’s key strength lies in representing clients in commercial litigation who may not be familiar with the litigation process and ensuring that it is demystified such that the client can pursue the matter efficiently and effectively.
  • I have worked with Julian Maitland-Walker and Sheree-Ann Virgin. Both appear to me to be excellent practitioners who understand the needs of their client and ensure that the litigation is conducted in a way that meets those needs. They are both extremely pleasant to deal with. They are intelligent and thoughtful individuals with good commercial instincts.
  • Sheree-Ann Virgin is fantastic to work with. She takes a very collaborative approach and is not at all adverse to rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck into the weeds of the case.
  • Julian Maitland-Walker has unrivalled experience, particularly acting for claimants. Adrian Render is also very experienced and very good
  • Julian Maitland-Walker is a seasoned hand who is the perfect partner for both clients and Counsel


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LIFESTYLE EQUITIES CV v ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE POLO CLUB CASE NO. IL-2018-000115, [2023] EWHC 1839 (Ch) BACKGROUND The Claimants, Lifestyle Equities CV and an associated company, owners of the Beverly Hills Polo Club (BHPC) brand brought an action against the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club (RCBPC), its directors, its former licensing agent, the director of that former licensing agent and six overseas companies (some of which were current or former licensees of RCBPC) operating in Chile, Panama, Peru, Mexico and the UAE (together “the Overseas Territories”) for infringement of the BHPC registered trade mark in the UK, EU and the Overseas Territories. BHPC’s principle claim was that the RCBPC marks, both depicting a polo rider on a horse (including that at fig. 1 below), were confusingly similar to the BHPC mark (fig. 2 below) which also depicting a polo rider on a horse. BHPC sought an injunction and damages in respect of RCBPC’s use of its marks which it said constituted trade mark infringement under section 10(2) and 10(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“TMA”).  
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Maitland Walker achieves class action £600m case

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