Our Civil Team is committed to providing high quality advocacy and paperwork across the full range of commercial law.
We undertake work throughout the country. We have excellent conference facilities in central Brighton and Chambers is very close to the major Brighton Civil Trial Centre. Under the new rules, your advocate’s experience of local judicial practice is more important than ever before and, as regulars in the Sussex Courts, we are able to offer realistic advice as to your client’s chances of success. We have considerable experience of commercial disputes at all levels, with senior practitioners able to tackle the most challenging multi-party cases.
Our junior tenants and working pupils, are available for ‘small claims’ hearings at highly competitive rates.
Insolvency is a growing area of work for chambers. We act in bankruptcies and IVAs and are regularly instructed by trustees in bankruptcy and by spouses and partners with an interest in the family home. The problem we face most often in company insolvency is that of security for indebtedness. We offer a full service to company directors, shareholders and partners in dispute and have a particular expertise in acting for the victims of fraud.
Our most regular civil workload includes paperwork and advocacy in the following types of cases:
- Breach of contract
- Construction and rectification of contracts
- Misrepresentation and Fraud
- Equipment leases and Consumer Credit
- Sale of goods
- Debt actions
- Partnerships and quasi-partnership companies
- Competition and restraint of trade
- Freezing and search & seize injunctions
- Unfair prejudice, section 459 applications, restoration to the register of companies
- Statutory demands
- Winding up petitions
- Guarantees and security for debt
We have a well-equipped library for this area of law. In addition to the usual volumes we also subscribe to the most important law reports and have access to on-line databases. Client Solicitors are more than welcome to use our library for their own research.
“A standout set that provides all-encompassing expertise in commercial litigation. Members offer deep knowledge in cases concerning misrepresentation, as well as in contract and partnership disputes. The set also provides advice in bankruptcies and individual voluntary arrangements, with instructions coming from trustees in bankruptcies and spouses with an interest in the family home.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)