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Russell-Cooke has a substantial commercial litigation team of lawyers with specialist expertise in undertaking a broad range of disputes work.
We act for companies, partnerships, LLPs, regulators, public organisations and individuals. Many of our clients have great experience in dealing with complex multi-dimensional cases, and have a sophisticated approach towards conducting their commercial disputes; others may not have been engaged in any form of commercial dispute before.
All our clients can be confident that their disputes will be handled appropriately by a specialist in the relevant field, with the involvement of experienced partners.
Whatever the size and nature of the dispute, we understand that commercial disputes can be expensive for clients, and represent a significant distraction from their business.
A core element of our approach is to enter into long term strategic relationships with our clients, and gain a thorough understanding of their business, culture and practices. This enables us to provide added value to our service, as we can give tailored, proactive, responsive, commercially pragmatic and frequently imaginative advice and strategy, throughout the progress of a dispute.
We understand the importance of providing cost effective, timely advice. Our primary objective is always to achieve the best overall outcome for our clients, and so we aim to resolve matters at as early a stage as possible, whether through litigation, arbitration, adjudication, ADR (including mediation) or through commercial negotiations.
If that is not possible, we have the necessary strength, depth of expertise and resources to handle the largest specialist cases through to trial.
Our "very hands on and practical" team has been ranked in The Legal 500 (2022) where sources say our experts "tailor their resources to the case and produce great outcomes for clients – a pleasure to work with." According to one commentator, "the Russell-Cooke team does a great job with cases of all shapes and sizes."
Our experience includes:
- alternative dispute resolution
- civil fraud and asset tracing
- commercial contractual disputes
- commercial corporate disputes
- construction disputes
- charity disputes
- disciplinary proceedings
- financial and financial services disputes
- IT and intellectual property disputes
- insurance claims
- professional negligence
- public and administrative law
- real estate disputes
Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.
We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements. For further information please read our commercial litigation funding information sheet.
Property Litigation Association
The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.www.pla.org.uk
The LSLA was formed in 1952 and currently represents the interests of a wide range of civil litigators in London. It has some 800 members throughout London among all the major litigation practices, ranging from the sole practitioner to major international firms.lsla.co.uk
The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.www.tecsa.org.uk
ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.www.adrgroup.co.uk
Society of Construction Law
Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.www.scl.org.uk
The Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN)
CLAN's aim is to champion the cause of all who are involved in the practice and business of commercial dispute resolution in its broadest sense and from every walk of professional life whether Judge, Solicitor or barrister, trainee or pupil, academic or litigation funder.comlit.co.uk
The Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
The Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association was established in 2009 for the attainment of the following objectives:
- the promotion of efficient and fair processes for the resolution of commercial fraud litigation including the means by which the parties may obtain redress
- the provision of a forum for discussion amongst legal practitioners, the judiciary, law enforcement agencies, other bodies that have complementary objectives, and their international counterparts
- the promotion of education or training in matters relating to practice as a lawyer specialising in commercial fraud litigation
- the provision of a network for the exchange of information amongst members of the Association