Commercial law


Commercial disputes demand rigorous analysis practically applied to the underlying facts and economics of the matter and, finally, the best oral and written advocacy. We aim to provide trustworthy and pragmatic advice given from a sound legal base with good commercial and strategic judgment.

The expertise of Hailsham’s Commercial Group includes:

  • 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
  • Insurance and reinsurance (including professional indemnity and coverage disputes)
  • Intellectual property
  • Internet law
  • Jurisdiction and forum disputes
  • Partnership
  • Sale and carriage of goods

Members of the Group have significant experience of the Commercial Court, Mercantile Courts, the Chancery Division (where many commercial matters are resolved) and in arbitrations.

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 and 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 claims. Members of the Group work closely with their instructing solicitors and the end-user clients to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective outcomes.

In addition Hailsham Chambers has the capacity to advise on and act in civil claims and regulatory proceedings arising out of a cyber security breach of a firm, corporation or individual’s computer system. For more information, please see our Cyber Law page



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