Commercial Disputes

Commercial Disputes

Carter-Ruck’s team handles a wide variety of complex litigation and arbitration spanning heavyweight commercial disputes, banking litigation, IP claims and high-value employment claims.

We represent clients in all divisions of the English courts, the European Court of Justice and various arbitral tribunals. Our international expertise means that we are also frequently asked to advise on and coordinate litigation in courts overseas.

The commercial disputes team includes Alasdair Pepper, Adam Tudor, Claire Gill, Ruth Collard, Antonia Foster, Claire Woolf, Dominic Garner, Persephone Bridgman Baker and Charles Enderby Smith.

Approach

We adopt a holistic approach to cases, building the strategy around our client’s objectives. We aim to provide clear and practical advice in order to resolve cases as quickly and economically as possible. We seek to assist our clients in avoiding litigation where possible, and, as such, the team has extensive experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and without prejudice settlement negotiations.

We understand that many cases have to be handled with great sensitivity and our unparalleled experience of dealing with the media enables us to offer unrivalled advice where a dispute is likely to reach the public eye.

Cases are handled by small teams, led by a partner. Our partners take full control of each case, involving themselves in every step of its progress and maintaining regular contact with the client.

Clients

We represent clients ranging from States, sovereign wealth funds and multinational corporations, to law and accountancy firms, high net worth individuals and businesspeople.

Funding

On appropriate cases we are able to offer innovative solutions in relation to legal costs.

We adopt a creative approach to funding and are willing to share risk with our clients and will act, where appropriate, on conditional fee agreements and damages based agreements. We also work with various litigation funders that can provide finance for claims.

In addition, we are able to arrange After The Event litigation insurance for our clients in order to cover their potential liability for their opponent’s costs. We are one of the few commercial firms that has delegated authority to issue ATE policies.

These funding solutions relieve the strain on clients’ cash flow and can often make claims financially viable that would otherwise simply not be possible.

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