Advocacy, Litigation and ADR
The Firm's litigation practice is one of its traditional strengths and it provides a full litigation service with its members appearing before the local courts (including the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Court of Appeal, High Court, Industrial Court, Tax Appeal Board and the Environmental Commission), specialist tribunals, commissions of enquiry, arbitrators and mediators.
The Firm's litigation practice has a commercial focus and regularly involves multi-party insurance claims (including personal injury and negligence claims), judicial review, banking claims, shareholder and take-over disputes, environmental claims, admiralty claims, fraud, product liability, trade-mark infringement, passing off, land disputes, claims against the State and State Enterprises, bankruptcy and insolvency related applications and defamation. The Firm is also very active in labour related litigation and it regularly represents employers, employees and trade unions alike in disputes before the Industrial Court. The Firm also has an active and extensive tax litigation practice and represents international and local clients appealing assessments by the Board of Inland Revenue across various economic sectors on all aspects of tax including, value added tax, PAYE, withholding tax, corporation tax, income tax and petroleum related taxes.
Partners of the Firm have been elevated to the Judiciary, have been appointed and sat as temporary judges and have acted as arbitrators.