Carter-Ruck has extensive experience in a very wide range of commercial disputes.
Our team is ideally positioned to handle high-value and complex commercial litigation and has represented clients in the High Court, Court of Appeal, House of Lords, Privy Council and European Court of Justice. The firm's international expertise means it is also particularly well suited to advise in relation to multi-jurisdictional disputes and to conduct international arbitrations and litigation in courts overseas.
Carter-Ruck works for both claimants and defendants in a wide array of commercial matters, including:
- breach of contract claims
- shareholders' and partnership disputes
- pensions mis-selling and fraud
- professional negligence
- special damages claims
- enforcement of confidentiality agreements
- restraint of trade
- IT and technology claims
- intellectual property disputes, including copyright infringement and passing off
- fraud and white collar crime
- regulatory disputes
Our commercial litigation team represents the widest possible range of clients; from states and sovereign funds, through multinational corporations and major sporting clubs, to professional practices such as law and accountancy firms and private individuals.
This varied client base means that we fully understand that different disputes and clients require different approaches and solutions. We are well positioned to advise on conventional litigation or alternative dispute resolution such as mediation or arbitration. We also understand that many cases have to be handled with great sensitivity and our experience with the media enables us to offer unrivalled advice where a dispute is likely to reach the public eye. This level of experience and expertise, combined with our unparalleled levels of client service and strategic litigation management skills, make us uniquely placed to serve our diverse client base.
In certain cases, we are able to act on a no win, no fee basis or to arrange third party funding or after the event insurance cover to support a claim. For further details please see Funding. See The Times, 7 May 2009: "Credit-crunch victims turn to no-win, no-fee for help".
Carter-Ruck is pleased to announce that it has been appointed to BT's network of external advisers.
Carter-Ruck has successfully represented a property company in its claim for professional negligence against a firm of solicitors, in respect of a substantial property transaction in London.