We are delighted to remain ranked as a 'leading set' or in tier 1 in the latest edition of the Legal...
Our Civil Team is committed to providing high quality advocacy and advisory work 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. We have deep experience of commercial disputes, from international sales of aircraft parts and cars at auction to double glazing. Our senior members are able to tackle the most challenging multi-party cases. We aim to give realistic advice as to your client’s chances of success and how to maximise those chances.
Our junior tenants and working pupils are available for ‘small claims’ hearings at highly competitive rates.
We act in liquidations, bankruptcies and IVAs and are regularly instructed by trustees in bankruptcy and by wives, husbands and partners with an interest in the family home and family business. 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 these types of cases:
- Contracts: interpretation, rectification and breach
- Misrepresentation and Fraud
- Building contracts
- Equipment leases and Consumer Credit
- Sale of goods
- Partnerships and quasi-partnership companies
- Competition and restraint of trade
- Freezing and search & seize injunctions
- Company director disputes, unfair prejudice, Companies Act s. 994 applications
- Struck off companies, restoration under s. 1029.
- Statutory demands
- Winding up petitions
- Guarantees and security for debt
“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)
1 Crown Office Row remains a Tier 1 Set in the Legal 500 2020 - Sep 2019
Doglaw for Professionals 2019 with Kate Richmond - Aug 2019
Paul Ashwell successfully represents creditor in bankruptcy of James Stunt - Jun 2019
Unfair Relationships in banking and credit agreements - Apr 2019
1COR’s Contract & Commercial Seminar with Paul Ashwell and Kate Richmond - Nov 2018
David Lewis-Hall to speak at Commercial Seminar for SO Legal on 18 October - Oct 2018
Litigant in Person’s status is clarified by the Supreme Court - Mar 2018
Lauren Godfrey settles multi-million pound company law dispute - Mar 2018
Seminar: Consumer Rights Act 2015 and Interpreting Documents Guide - Apr 2016
Legal Directories give Crown Office Row a series of top marks - Dec 2015
Martin Downs acts in internet vilification case - Apr 2015