Our work has been recognised by the leading directories across our offices in England, France and Gibraltar.
Our conflict-free, dispute-focussed and client-orientated structure enables us to provide the most effective advice and support needed by clients addressing substantive actions and remedies in the English, French and Gibraltar Court systems, extending to deep experience and expertise in the enforcement of foreign judgments in those jurisdictions.
We also use our flexibility to deliver prompt and innovative pricing proposals and solutions. Through a demonstrable track record of confining the costs of litigation to realistic budgetary constraints, we provide holistically pragmatic and commercially focussed advice at all stages of litigation, including through settlement strategies, alternative dispute resolution and other mechanisms where appropriate.
Our track record supports our description in the leading directories as “an excellent boutique litigation firm” which “can really go toe-to-toe with magic circle firms”.
We achieve that through a unique culture and structure. This is reflected in our ranking in The Legal 500 for commercial litigation which describes the firm as “a first-class firm with a positive, collaborative culture of integrity”.
Our partners in all our jurisdictions are very highly ranked. In London, Graham Huntley is top ranked as a ‘Hall of Fame’ lawyer in The Legal 500 UK 2024 Guide and in Chambers for commercial litigation, banking litigation and civil fraud. He is described by The Legal 500 as “a leading player in the London litigation scene. He’s clever, responsive, always fights his corner, and the opposition don’t underestimate him” and “great with clients.” Chambers ranks him in Band 1 for banking litigation as someone who is an “exceptionally strong strategist”. Beyond that, The Legal 500 recognises that the team is “hard-working, diligent and able, and are not afraid of putting in the hard yards. They are very flexible and adaptable due to being streamlined and agile.”
The Legal 500 UK 2024 ranks Abdulali Jiwaji as a ‘Leading Individual’ and he is described as a “stand-out individual”. The Guide also notes he “is very effective in communications with clients and wonderful as a team leader”. Chambers Global has described him as being a “technically sound, sensible and robust litigator who always finds practical solutions”.
The Legal 500 UK 2024 Guide also ranks Daniel Spendlove as a ‘Leading Individual’ and describes him as an “intelligent and skilled lawyer” and “first class.” The Guide also praises him as “cool under pressure, a brilliant communicator and always with a practical solution to hand.”
Simon Fawell is commended in The Legal 500 UK 2024 Guide as “a bright and careful litigator with a keen eye to detail. He is also very commercial in his approach,” with Rory Spillman described as having “a real eye for making sure that the detail is right.” Ritwick Ghosh is also highly commended in the Guide and described as “cool, calm and collected and able to deal with litigation in a diplomatic but forceful way.”
Kate Gee has over twelve years’ experience acting in complex, high value, cross border disputes, including general commercial litigation, civil fraud and asset tracing claims and banking litigation. Kate is ranked in The Legal 500 UK 2024 and Chambers UK 2022 guides and is described as having “notable experience in civil fraud work” and commended for having “a real commercial handle on things and is completely unflappable”.
In Paris, Thomas Rouhette has earned plaudits from all the directories who recognise him as “a strong litigator” with 30 years’ experience in commercial litigation, which has led to him being consistently recognised by The Legal 500, Chambers, Best Lawyers and Who’s Who (Thought Leaders) as a commercial litigation expert, with sources noting “He is one of the best litigators” they have worked with – “just excellent” (WWL, 2018) who Is “highly esteemed for his expertise in handling product liability cases” and in the enforcement of foreign judgments before the French Court. The Legal 500 also ranks Thomas in their ‘Hall of Fame’ for his disputes expertise in relation to aviation and he is “highly regarded for his work on cross-border contentious matters“.
Also in Paris, Sylvie Gallage-Alwis handles high value commercial litigation specifically for manufacturers and distributors operating in France, within the scope of product-related litigation. She is listed as the only Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 EMEA Guide in this respect. Her specific expertise is also recognised by Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers. Sylvie is praised for her “rigorous analysis, strategic guidance and seasoned litigation” and recognised as a “a star in the international world” and “well-connected expert”.
In Gibraltar, practice leader Elliott Phillips is recognised in Chambers Europe and Chambers Global as “an impressive individual who is extremely capable”, with a particular client following in telecommunications, financial and gaming sector disputes. Elliott is also highly regarded by The Legal 500 EMEA Guide for his commercial litigation expertise. The practice is highlighted as being “the only pure litigation specialist in Gibraltar, setting the firm apart from others in Gibraltar“.