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Crown Office Chambers offers expertise in a wide range of Commercial matters.

Crown Office Chambers’ commercial group has extensive experience in advisory work and advocacy in domestic and international litigation, arbitration and other forms of ADR in England and in international jurisdictions, including Continental Europe, Middle East, Far East and Offshore Jurisdiction across a broad range of private commercial areas…

Members appear in the specialist courts making up the Business and Property Courts of England & Wales, including the Commercial Court (QBD), the Business List (ChD), the Insolvency and Companies List (ChD), Technology and Construction court (TCC), as well as the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

They advise on and argue:

  • injunction applications
  • challenges to jurisdiction
  • security for costs applications
  • summary judgment applications
  • other procedural issues and applications

They also have extensive trial experience, including cross examination of expert and lay witnesses.

Members are also instructed as experts in English law in arbitrations and litigation elsewhere in the world.

Disputes commonly handled include disputes relating to:

  • Products – the sale or supply of goods and commodities.
  • Services – the scope and standards of service provided.
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Directors and fiduciary duties (including breach of confidence and misuse of trade secrets)
  • Partnerships
  • Franchises, licensing and distribution agreements (including restraints of trade)
  • Share and asset sale agreements (including indemnity and warranty claims)
  • Financing and securities (including indemnities and guarantees)

and legal issues addressed can include:

  • Jurisdiction and conflicts of law
  • Tort claims including
    • Civil fraud
    • Misrepresentation and negligent misstatement claims
    • Economic torts
  • Contractual claims including
    • Interpretation and performance of a contract
    • Rescission and termination
  • Damages (including heads and measures) and equitable remedies

Commercial Contact

Rob Cowup

Rob Cowup

T +44 (0)20 7797 6227

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