Hailsham Chambers’ Commercial practitioners have a depth of experience and talent that can rival the magic circle sets. Members have appeared in a wide range of commercial disputes from the County Court to the Supreme Court.

The expertise of Hailsham’s Commercial Group includes:

  • Insurance and reinsurance (including coverage disputes in areas such as Business Interruption Insurance)
  • Banking and financial services, including regulation
  • Civil fraud/deceit
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Company law
  • Construction
  • Consumer credit
  • Freezing injunctions (domestic and world-wide) and search orders
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet law
  • Jurisdiction and forum disputes
  • Partnership
  • Sale and carriage of goods

Much advice is protective and preventative. But when, and if, matters progress to litigation or arbitration members pride themselves on having excellent all-round advocacy skills based on rigorous preparation and full knowledge of every aspect of the case. Such is the quality of that preparation that a large proportion of the Group’s commercial work settles (favourably) well before any trial or arbitration.

Members of the Group are able to assemble teams when required. In all cases fees will be transparent and reasonable. They have experience of “big ticket” litigation but can also provide advice and advocacy on more modest matters for SMEs and individuals. Members of the Group work closely with their instructing solicitors and the end-user clients to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective outcomes.



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