Disputes

CANDEY is recognised by The Lawyer, Legal Business, Chambers and the Legal 500 as a leading litigation law firm. We specialise in corporate, commercial and insolvency disputes, fraud and acting for and against other lawyers and law firms. Our clients range from large global corporations to successful entrepreneurs and professionals. Our approach to litigation is thoroughly commercial. We think innovatively and work in partnership with our clients to advise, protect and add value to our clients’ business, assets and interests.

Corporate & Commercial Litigation – Our litigation team specialises in a wide range of international commercial, financial and technology disputes, including contract, company, joint venture, partnership and shareholder claims.

International Arbitrations – We have acted in confidential arbitrations in Dubai, Singapore (SIAC), Hong Kong (HKIAC), UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC with ancillary proceedings in the Commercial Court in London, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Paris and Cyprus.

Insolvency & Fraud – We act for and against receivers, liquidators and administrators, including interim receivers and provisional liquidators. We take a no nonsense approach to protecting and attacking insolvency practitioners, and in acting for fixed and floating charge creditors.

Lawyers & Law Firms – We act for individual lawyers and for and against other law firms. We are often called in to assist lawyers in other law firms, where a dispute has arisen, and where our flexible charging model aids and assists in obtaining a quick and smooth resolution for a mutual client. We have acted for many departing law firm partners in disputes with their former law firms, and have for many years sued law firms in professional negligence, achieving substantial settlements from their insurers. We regularly work with or on behalf of other lawyers in other jurisdictions, particularly in the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong & Singapore, Russia, Ukraine and USA.

Funding

English lawyers normally charge on a time basis. We are one of only a very few firms of leading commercial litigation lawyers who will act on a contingent basis, charging only when we have won a case. Our success fee approach is based on a percentage of recoveries or with an increase or “uplift” on our hourly rates. Where appropriate we will also fund barristers’ fees and/or charge on a fixed fee basis. Where required we work with a number of ATE insurers to obtain cover for adverse costs. This flexible approach to legal costs is favoured by both entrepreneurs and multi-nationals.