Commercial and Regulatory
Commercial and business litigation covers numerous branches of the civil law. Our commercial litigators cultivate wide practices, enabling them to discern and resolve all the legal issues that any one dispute may raise.
Members of the commercial litigation group have each developed their own client following, proving themselves through their own abilities. Group members will sometimes appears as part of a team in a big case, sometimes as sole advocate in a smaller case and, not infrequently, as a sole advocate in a big case.
Their experience and expertise cover first-instance trials, interlocutory disputes and appellate litigation.
Areas of expertise within this group include:
• Banking and finance
• Financial services
• Domestic and international sale and carriage of goods
• Civil fraud and money laundering
• Commercial/economic torts, including conspiracy and misfeasance
• Company disputes, shareholder rights and remedies
• Contract claims
• Competition law, both EU and domestic
• Injunctions and other interim relief
• Consumer law including product liability
• Professional negligence
• Restitution/unjust enrichment
• Tax litigation, both tribunal and court-based
• Total Network SL v HMRC, establishing that breach of statue can be used to found a claim for an unlawful means conspiracy.
• Hone v Abbey Forwarding, establishing that general damages on claim on a cross-undertaking for a freezing injunction can include business-related losses.
• Asset Land plc v FCA, which resulted in the Supreme Court’s first and only detailed judicial consideration of the definition of a collective investment scheme.
• Purrunsing v A’Court, establishing for the first time the liability of solicitors on both sides of property fraud for breach of trust – relief under the Trustee Act refused for regulatory failings.
Our commercial expertise is complemented by our experience in leading regulatory law cases. Our clients span the breadth of those engaged in business, from major corporations to one-person companies, private individuals and public authorities.
- Financial regulation
- Health and safety
- Transport, including aviation and rail accidents
- Consumer law
- Trade descriptions
- Transport law
- Professional discipline
- Trading standards (including markets and food law)
Well versed, with a range of highly knowledgeable advocates.Legal 500 (2022)
- Gerard Forlin KC named England’s Regulatory Barrister of the Year16 May 2023
- Paul Marshall’s address at Queen’s University Belfast – 30th April 202226 Apr 2022
- Graham Stoker Runs as Candidate for FIA Presidency 202102 Sep 2021
- Cornerstone Barristers’ Kuljit Bhogal is sworn in as a Recorder of the Crown Court14 Jun 2021
- Gerard Forlin QC awarded President’s Commendation at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management’s ‘2020 Excellence Awards’12 Oct 2020
- Shaw v Estate of Martin Wood04 May 2023
- R (Beech Developments (Manchester) Ltd & others) v HMRC04 May 2023
- Received Wisdom02 May 2023
- Divisional Court – new and important judgment regarding aviation and coronial law07 Feb 2022
- Court of Appeal hears appeals on behalf of 42 former Post Office workers convicted29 Mar 2021