I enjoy engaging with my clients at every stage of their dispute to understand their needs and what they want to achieve. I am practical, commercial and efficient in achieving the best possible outcome for my clients, allowing them to spend their time on what matters to them.
Before joining Russell-Cooke in 2021, Ed worked in operations at a FTSE 100 bank spending four years in one of the bank’s specialist dispute resolution teams. His experience allows him to bring a commercial and practical approach to clients' issues, particularly with regards to financial disputes.
Ed has experience advising individuals, partnerships and companies. This includes commercial contract, construction (where he acted for and against construction companies and architects) and shareholder disputes. Ed has also acted on several financial disputes brought before the Financial Ombudsman Service.
Ed has particular experience in assisting clients with intellectual property disputes. This includes breaches of copyright, trade mark disputes and passing off claims. He has also advised clients with respect to company restorations.
acted for a private individual to recover sums from a property investment company following that company’s breach of a settlement agreement
acted for the UK arm of an international retailer in relation to a dispute concerning the scope of a release clause in a settlement agreement
advised the defendant in a claim regarding the enforceability of a guarantee and indemnity provided in relation to property development
successfully defended a construction company client in adjudication proceedings brought by a former client
acted for private individuals in claims brought against a building contractor and architect following the building of a new residential property
pursued a counterclaim on the behalf of a private individual against their builder. Also successfully defended parallel adjudication proceedings brought against clients
advised a company in the electric car industry concerning breaches of its intellectual property by a rival
advised an international company in a trademarks dispute before the Intellectual Property Office
- experience in restoring companies to the Register of Companies via court order and via administrative restoration
Member of the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association
Litigation: adopting a balanced method - Solicitors Journal
Civil Procedure rules: extension of video or audio hearings - Solicitors Journal
Falling out with a supplier: avoiding catastrophe - Ed Patton writes for Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce