Commercial Litigation

 

What our Commercial Litigation Barristers offer

Kings Chambers’ commercial practice encompasses advocacy and advisory work across a broad range of commercial areas. In addition to the more common areas for dispute, more specialist areas covered include commercial fraud, financial services, insurance and reinsurance, international law, telecommunications, media and commercial judicial review. 

The team has seen a significant increase in disputes arising out of breach of directors’ duties, shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and fraud. The team also has a specialist interest in the protection of confidential information and injunctive relief aimed at protecting trade secrets and other protected interests.

Our barristers regularly appear in wide range of courts and tribunals (in England and Wales as well as outside the jurisdiction) and act for corporations, individuals, regulatory bodies and governments.  See also Kings Arbitration Group.

Chambers’ work has a very strong international flavour; not only do our barristers regularly appear in overseas jurisdictions but many cases involve foreign clients and foreign law.  Some of our barristers have been called to the Bar in the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Singapore and the Republic of Ireland.

 

Areas of Commercial Litigation Law we cover

  • Agency
  • Commercial Agency regulations
  • Confidential information
  • Data protection
  • Directors’ and Employees’ duties
  • Directors’ Disqualification
  • Dispute resolution
  • Enforcement
  • Finance
  • Fraud
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Interim measures
  • Mediation
  • Personal liability
  • Professional negligence
  • Provisional Liquidation
  • Public Interest investigation
  • Public interest winding up
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale of goods and services
  • Securities
  • Share and asset purchase agreements
  • Shareholder disputes                                    

 

What the directories say about our specialist Commercial Barristers

Chambers UK 2021 - 

Northern Eastern (Bar) -

Kings Chambers offers a strong complement of commercial practitioners based in its Leeds branch, whose focus covers shareholder disputes, debt recovery and commercial property matters. The barristers are regularly instructed by both private and corporate clients.

Client service: "The clerking is amazing: they always get back quickly and know exactly who to go to for the expertise you need." Louise Barnes is the senior clerk in the Leeds office.

Northern (Bar) -

An excellent choice for any form of contract litigation, possessing strong experience of advocacy in the Commercial Court and Chancery Division and the appellate courts. The barristers are also highly knowledgeable about disputes arising from business ownership, including company and shareholder claims, and cases relating to contested M&A. Recent areas of practice include claims regarding the obligations between prominent sports or television personalities and their agents. Some sources consider Kings "the best commercial set in Manchester."

Client service: "The clerking team are a real asset for Kings – they get to know the instructing solicitors and their cases in a way that makes the service feel more personal."

"They have been extremely helpful and will do everything in their power to assist."

"The clerks are well organised, efficient and very professional, yet personable and user-friendly."

he commercial clerking is led by chief clerk Gary Young.

 

Barristers in this practice area


Paul Chaisty KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Paul Chaisty KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Lesley Anderson KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Lesley Anderson KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Company | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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David Casement KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

David Casement KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Head of Sport

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Mark Harper KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Mark Harper KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport |

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Andrew Singer KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Andrew Singer KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Deputy Head of Chambers

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | International and Offshore | Mediation | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction |

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Andrew Grantham KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Andrew Grantham KC, FCIArb | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Head of Business and Property

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | International and Offshore | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction | Company |

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Louis Doyle KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Louis Doyle KC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Deputy Head of Business and Property

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport |

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Marcus F Daly SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Marcus F Daly SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Colm Ó hOisín SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Colm Ó hOisín SC | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | International and Offshore | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction | Environment | Banking and Finance |

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Lucy Wilson-Barnes | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Lucy Wilson-Barnes | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Real Estate Litigation |

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Wilson Horne | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Wilson Horne | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Commercial Litigation | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction |

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Andrew Latimer | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Andrew Latimer | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Company | Partnership | Real Estate Litigation |

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Martin Budworth | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Martin Budworth | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Tina Ranales-Cotos | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Tina Ranales-Cotos | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction |

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Eleanor Temple | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Eleanor Temple | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Mediation | Partnership | Professional Negligence |

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Paul Lakin | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Paul Lakin | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Court of Protection Property & Affairs |

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Geraint Wheatley | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Geraint Wheatley | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Real Estate Litigation | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Professional Negligence |

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Rupert Beloff | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Rupert Beloff | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare | Commercial Litigation | Serious Injury | Sport |

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Sarah Lawrenson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Sarah Lawrenson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Mediation | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Procurement | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction |

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Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ben Harding | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | International and Offshore | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Steven Flynn | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Steven Flynn | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | International and Offshore | Partnership | Sport |

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Dr Nathan Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Dr Nathan Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Private Client, Trusts and Probate | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction |

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Jonathan Ward | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Jonathan Ward | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | International and Offshore | Professional Negligence | Technology & Construction | Sport |

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Helen Gardiner | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Helen Gardiner | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Company | Employment | Insolvency | Real Estate Litigation |

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Eleanor d'Arcy | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Eleanor d'Arcy | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Laura Gould | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Laura Gould | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Employment | Sport |

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Oliver McEntee | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Oliver McEntee | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | International and Offshore | Procurement | Technology & Construction |

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Jonathan Wright | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Jonathan Wright | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction | Arbitration |

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Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Aidan Reay | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Douglas Cochran | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Douglas Cochran | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Arbitration | Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | EU and Competition Law | Insolvency | Partnership | Procurement | Real Estate Litigation | Technology & Construction |

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Chelsea Carter | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Chelsea Carter | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Commercial Litigation | Company | Insolvency | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Nick Taylor | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Banking and Finance | Company | Commercial Litigation | Insolvency | Partnership | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation | Sport | Technology & Construction |

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Harry Dyson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Harry Dyson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Commercial Litigation | Real Estate Litigation | Partnership | Insolvency | Technology & Construction | Sport |

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Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ian Cooper | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Company | Commercial Litigation | Partnership | Sport | Technology & Construction | Banking and Finance | Insolvency | Professional Negligence | Real Estate Litigation |

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Gary Young

Gary Young

Chief Clerk for Business & Property, Construction, Mediation, Sports Law

Telephone: 0161 819 8801 Click to Mail
Harry Young

Harry Young

Senior Clerk for Business, Property & Litigation Funding & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8803 Click to Mail
Avais Saleem

Avais Saleem

Clerk for Business & Property & Costs

Telephone: 0161 819 8253 Click to Mail
Brandon Singh

Brandon Singh

Clerk for Business & Property

Telephone: 0161 819 8257 Click to Mail
Louise Barnes

Louise Barnes

Senior Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1141 Click to Mail
A prominent set on the Northern Circuit boasting an outstanding team of eminent silks and renowned juniors. Instructing solicitors praise the set's high number of "top-quality barristers," lauding it as "easily one of the best commercial sets in Manchester.
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The clerks are fantastic – they're very effective, highly responsive and people who will bend over backwards for you.
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The clerks absolutely deserve a gold star for their commitment to client service. They are extremely responsive, easy to deal with, know the right people for the job and manage cases very smoothly from start to finish.
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