Our team of highly skilled litigators have considerable experience in assisting individuals in a range of civil and commercial disputes. We provide strategic advice throughout the lifespan of any dispute. We work with our clients from an early stage to mitigate problems further down the line, and at a later stage in order to obtain the best outcome.

What types of disputes can we help you with?

Our problem-solving team specialises in high value and complex disputes, across a wide range of sectors including contractual disputes, claims against banks, construction claims, disputes between shareholders, injunctions, freezing orders, and civil fraud. This section highlights some of our key areas of practice and experience in dispute resolution for individuals.

Contractual, shareholder and director liability disputes

We know that in complex disputes, there are almost always wider considerations than simply resolving the immediate problem – when things go wrong in business, our clients look to us to guide them not only with respect to the dispute itself, but also to the wider strategy.

Our civil disputes team are experts in advising on the both the substance and strategy for a wide range of contractual, shareholder and director disputes, particularly those of a complex nature, across range of sectors, from extractive industries to cryptocurrency. Our staff have advised on some of the most innovative and complex disputes in these areas – for more information about this, please feel free to look at the biographies for some of our key disputes practitioners: Roger Gherson and Dr Cong Gao.

Freezing orders

Individuals can find themselves becoming the subject of freezing orders (including worldwide freezing orders) granted by the Courts, often without notice. The restrictions and requirements imposed by such orders can be extremely complex to navigate, and there are often short deadlines set by the Court for compliance, particularly at the early stage.

From a lawyer’s perspective, there are many strategic (as well as legal) decisions to advise on, and our team of litigators have significant expertise in these areas. We would usually work with a team of expert barristers from within our extensive network to ensure the best outcomes, and that we are poised to go into Court on very short notice should this be required.

Where there is a criminal, sanctions or white-collar component or context, we work together with our teams specialising in these matters to deliver a cohesive and cost-efficient service.

Frozen and closed bank accounts

As the legal and regulatory landscape becomes increasingly complex, people can find themselves having their accounts closed or frozen, sometimes without notice or any proper reason being given. As a result, clients can find themselves without the means to go about their daily lives, and can face real difficulties in trying to recover their funds from banks.

The team at Gherson is adept in dealing with such situations, carrying a proven track record in obtaining the return of funds for our clients. Where appropriate, we can pursue the banks for compensation, whether by way of negotiation, the Financial Ombudsman Service, or – as a last resort – the Courts.

Over the past year we have assisted our clients in recovering millions in frozen funds and from closed accounts. We work quickly and efficiently, knowing what is most likely to move the matter along and obtain results for our clients. Where necessary, our disputes team works closely with our white collar and sanctions teams to develop effective strategies where more complex issues, such as licensing, come into play.

Cross-border disputes and strategic disputes advisory services

More information can be found here.

What forms of dispute resolution do we specialise in?

Our disputes resolution experts have experience in resolving disputes through a wide range of mechanisms, and before all of the major dispute resolution bodies. For more information on our capabilities in these areas, please click here.


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