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Commercial Litigation (Dispute Resolution)

Commercial Litigation

For many law firms, litigation is predominantly a support function for their transactional teams. For us, dispute resolution is the focus of our firm. We are one of the largest disputes teams in London with over 300 litigators. Unusually, for a firm of our size, we remain largely conflict free and able to act against banks and other financial institutions, the 'big four' accountancy, consulting and audit firms and all major insurers. We act for all manner of business, ranging from start-ups to multinational conglomerates. Our leadership of the International Fraud Group and membership of LegalLink gives us a reach far beyond London, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Our Commercial Litigation department is at the heart of the disputes team. We recognise that litigation is a distraction for our clients. We work to resolve their commercial disputes quickly and cost-effectively, so that they can get back to running their businesses as soon as possible. Our advice is always risk-based and commercial.

Technology underpins everything we do. Our in-house team of eDiscovery experts, MdR Discover, reduces the cost and complexity of large-scale document management and disclosure exercises. We invite legal start-ups into our incubator MDR LAB, allowing us to experience the next generation of litigation tools as they are developed.

Our Cyber-Security specialist team, MDR Cyber, forms a critical part of our investigatory capability, allowing us to partner with you throughout the whole investigation process; from discovery, through to managing any media issues that arise in the aftermath.

We have excellent links to litigation funders and have experience of creating group litigation claims and shareholder actions, allowing corporate entities to leverage claims as a potential asset. In addition, we have developed a litigation finance venture in partnership with one of those funders, Harbour, one of the largest dedicated litigation and arbitration funders in the world, giving our clients greater access to funding for claimants wanting to mitigate their exposure to risk.

We recognise each dispute requires a bespoke solution.  When we do litigate, we are known for our assertive style.

Key Services

  • Asset & film finance
  • Betting and gaming
  • Aviation
  • Construction
  • Hardware & software
  • Oil and gas
  • Partnership & shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Sanctions/state immunity
  • Securities litigation
  • Shipping and international trade
  • Telecommunications & technology
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