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disputes and litigation

Browne Jacobson's specialist litigation lawyers provide comprehensive support and advice on issues relating to litigation and dispute resolution. We have a wide range of expertise, from providing support on inquests and safeguarding issues through to successful representation on major international construction and fraud cases. We are able to provide our own advocacy in many cases through our in house advocacy unit, providing clients with a seamless service and value for money.

what we do...

  • Adult and children’s services - dealing with advisory matters on safeguarding child protection, mental capacity and mental health, employment, public inquiries, information management, contentious claims and court proceedings on care issues, negligence claims against professionals.
  • Specialist team of barristers and advocates - experienced in criminal, regulatory and a wide range of civil matters; from early stage advice and representation at hearings, through to post trial and dealing with cost recovery and appeal. Experienced in handling high profile cases.
  • Commercial dispute resolution - we provide a full range of services to clients both nationally and cross-border including: advice on alternative dispute resolution; breach of commercial contracts; breach of restrictive covenants; breach of warranty; company law disputes; freezing orders; injunctions; misrepresentation; claims and shareholder disputes.
  • Clinical negligence - one of the largest dedicated clinical negligence teams in the UK including 11 partners representing healthcare providers across the UK. Well known for a tenacious and thorough approach to investigations on complex cases.
  • Inquests - our specialist inquest team advises on over 300 inquests per year, dealing with many complex and sensitive matters and has developed a nationally recognised expertise in the field of coronial law. 
  • Insurance - we work with some of the largest insurers in the market as well as loss adjusters, local authorities, police forces, fire services and NHS Trusts. Providing specialist advice from professional indemnity, marine and clinical negligence to motor, employers and public liability.
  • Reputation management - we have dedicated reputation management and defamation experts across our national office network, as well as being able to draw on wider team of specialists with a range of skills.
  • Safeguarding and Court of Protection - acting for local authorities, NHS bodies and independent sector providers, our experienced team has been at the forefront of policy and practice in the Court of Protection since it was established.

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Legal updates

Public matters - March 2018

This edition includes updates on procurement, planning conditions, the Highways Code of Conduct, and human rights and social services.


Legal updates

Are the Lords about to give the NHS back a billion pounds a year?

After some delay, the Civil Liability Bill was introduced in the Lords today including proposals to reform the Personal Injury Discount Rate legislation.


Legal updates

Fundamental dishonesty - Section 57 bites as the High Court offers welcomed guidance

Section 57 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 gives the court the power to dismiss a claim for damages where it is satisfied that, on the balance of probabilities, the claimant has been ‘fundamentally dishonest’ in relation to the claim, unless the claimant would otherwise suffer ‘substantial injustice’.


Legal updates

Is LASPO having the desired effect?

Since the Jackson reforms to clinical negligence claims funding (embodied in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012) defendant NHS Trusts are no longer required to pay the claimant’s success fees under CFAs or after-the-event legal expenses insurance premiums.


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