The heart of the Civil Practice Group’s work is commercial dispute resolution and property litigation for which it is listed the top band 1 by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

It acts for and against public authorities, companies, partnerships and individuals. The commercial practice ranges from contracts to shareholder and director disputes. Property litigation includes sales and purchases of land, options, easements, boundaries, leasehold enfranchisement and town and country planning. The group also has  expertise in probate & trusts, personal injury, professional negligence and employment law.

Recognised as a leading set for complex commercial disputes. Members are experienced in the handling of contractual disputes and matters concerning property law, and also offer expertise in claims arising from insolvency and professional negligence. The set’s barristers are regularly called upon to represent company directors, partners in dispute, trustees in bankruptcy and private individual clients. Instructing solicitors say: “The barristers at 1 Crown Office Row are consistently good and you know they’ll always treat their clients well.” “The clerks are professional, knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. They’re very accessible and helpful in assessing the suitability and availability of counsel.” “The chambers is very well run, so the clerks are receptive to the needs of their clients and always act promptly.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)

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