The increasingly complex and international environment in which businesses operate makes disputes a commercial inevitability.

But not all disputes call for the same legal response. The successful resolution of a dispute, whatever the size or complexity, requires lawyers with excellent experience and a wide range of legal and commercial skills.

That's where Addleshaw Goddard comes in.

We have a strong reputation, nationally and internationally, as a dispute resolution practice which helps clients, whether corporate, including FTSE companies, government and public bodies, key financial institutions or high-profile individuals, to protect their immediate and long-term commercial interests and secure value from commercial relationships. We listen to our clients and understand their business strategy. We spend time with them, to appreciate their businesses and what success looks like for them. We know how to achieve the crucial advantage in litigation and dispute management.

The team is made up of 33 Partners and more than 100 Associates, and includes those with a broad commercial litigation background and highly specialised experts in key practice areas. We have highly regarded teams on the ground in both Asia and the GCC and work with correspondent law firms around the world to deliver whenever and whereever required. 

We are familiar with all forms of commercial civil disputes and corporate crime matters. We advise in relation to domestic, international and cross-border litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, regulatory investigations and risk management. We also represent clients in public law matters.

Our lawyers have appeared before all commercial divisions of the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. We have been instructed in international arbitrations under the main arbitral rules and seated in all the main arbitral centres and frequently participate in all forms of dispute resolution.

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Chambers UK 2016 

"They have a unique depth and breadth of expertise, bringing the capabilities of a large law firm with the flexibility and responsiveness of a smaller practice."

'"Instructing Addleshaw Goddard is the best thing that happened to us. The quality of service is amazing."

"They are very knowledgeable and come across as having taken the time to get to know the industry we work in. They are also very personable, put me at ease and also treat you with the appropriate respect."

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Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett

Divisional Managing Partner, Dispute Resolution

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