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Rob advises both private and public sector clients of all sizes in relation to a wide variety of commercial disputes, including but not limited to contractual disputes, professional negligence claims, defamation and privacy issues and employment and discrimination claims falling outside the tribunal remit.

Rob has nearly 12 years’ experience working both in-house and in private practice in commercial matters of a contentious nature. His experience of instructing lawyers himself whilst working in-house means he is well placed to understand the demands placed on commercial organisations, and the need to offer pragmatic advice and practical solutions to resolve disputes as cost-effectively as possible.

Experience

Rob has represented a variety of clients across a number of business sectors in relation to a range of commercial disputes, including complex contractual disputes and in particular warranty claims, professional negligence actions against professional advisors, injunctive relief including in relation to harassment claims, as well as defamation and privacy proceedings.

Rob’s recent experience includes:

  • Advising in relation to business interruption issues and policy coverage in relation to claims arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Acting on behalf of a large utility broker in obtaining interim and final injunctive relief to restrain the misuse of confidential customer information by former employees
  • Acting in defence of a multi-million pound commercial agency dispute concerning novel arguments around the interpretation and application of the 1993 Commercial Agents Regulations. The claim was settled at mediation
  • Advising an NHS Trust in relation to High Court proceedings pursued by a former employee, raising a number of different allegations
  • Settling a long-running shareholder dispute concerning a high-profile family business
  • Advising a PLC client in relation to defamation proceedings and linked injunctive relief to restrain harassment by a litigant in person
  • Acting on behalf of various private and public sector clients in relation to issues arising from alleged GDPR infringements and privacy/misuse of private information claims
  • Advising a multi-national manufacturing company in relation to the termination of a distribution agreement and potential trademark infringement by the distributor

Expertise: Services

Businesses

Healthcare

Public & Third Sector

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