This litigation boutique benefits from frequent referrals from large corporate law firms, due to its ability to remain largely conflict-free when acting against banks. The firm's lawyers, who are largely drawn from magic and silver circle firms, have been involved in many of the highest-profile disputes in London - Chambers and Partners, 2013
The Commercial Litigation Department at Stewarts Law advises on a wide range of commercial disputes. The practice is particularly noted for its experience in banking, fraud and professional negligence. The department's work encompasses UK, US and international commercial litigation, international arbitration and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.
Our commercial litigation expertise is recognised by the Legal 500 and Chambers, two leading independent guides to the legal profession. The Legal 500 praises the department's 'absolutely first class lawyers'. Chambers recognises the department's 'capacity to handle work at the highest level'.
Our client base is made up of financial institutions, UK, US and other overseas listed companies and multi-national corporations, high net worth individuals, professional advisers and entrepreneurs.
We are a conflict-free litigation only law firm and are trusted by major City, US and other international law firms to act for their clients when they are unable to act because of conflicts of interest.
There are few law firms in the United Kingdom with both the requisite experience and willingness to accept cases against banks. Research shows that currently only four of the top thirty law firms in the UK are conflict free and would be able to litigate against one of the major UK banks. We are conflict free and are able to sue banks on behalf of our clients.
In addition to our banking and financial litigation we have expertise in a wide range of general commercial litigation including commercial disputes, fraud, professional negligence, corporate, partnership and property disputes, insolvency and international trade.
We evaluate each case at the outset and provide straightforward advice on the merits of the case and cost issues. Our aim is then to conduct matters speedily but thoroughly and, at key stages, to assess both the financial and commercial implications of the case.
Litigating through the Courts or by arbitration can be both expensive and time consuming. We consider litigation as one of a number of options available for resolving commercial disputes. Our litigation lawyers will recommend mediation or negotiation if there is sufficient common ground to achieve a settlement. The swiftest route to a satisfactory resolution of a case can often be found in strong reasoned argument. However, we will take firm action where our clients' situation demands it.