Commercial Litigation

We take an innovative approach to helping clients proactively manage dispute risks. When litigation does arise, we provide confidence, certainty and creativity in reaching resolution.

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Litigation Funding

We can offer funding solutions such as third party funding, conditional fee agreements and damages based agreements.

Comprehensive advice

We offer a multidisciplinary team of forensic accountants, technologists and compliance professionals in addition to legal experts.

Global reach

Our team comprises specialists based across Europe and Asia Pacific, complemented by a global network of trusted partners.

Our Commercial Litigation team is one of the UK's most active commercial litigation practices. We have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration in England and Wales, across Europe and beyond. The team has acted for commercial organisations, state entities, regulatory bodies and quasi-state entities in cases before the High Court, the Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and the ECJ as well as complex arbitrations in the ICC, LCIA and before other bodies.

Many current high value cases have an international element and most require us to seek advice on, and understand, foreign law and procedure, in jurisdictions as diverse as Ukraine and Russia, the US and various Middle East countries.

Our time in court means that we are able to advise from a position of experience, not guesswork, on how a court, or judge, may approach a particular issue.

Our latest work

Our advisers act on domestic and international matters of all shapes and sizes, working with many of the leading names in the market. Browse our experience below, or use the filters to look-up recent work in particular geographies and industry sectors.

    Meet the team

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    Damian Crosse


    Damian is head of the Commercial Litigation and Compliance team in the Gulf region.

    Crosse Damian
    David Kirkpatrick


    David leads the Litigation and Regulatory Team in Belfast.

    Kirkpatrick David
    Deirdre Cormican

    Legal Director

    Deirdre manages a large volume of High Court litigation, to include professional negligence, product liability, discrimination in relation to provision of services, contractual disputes, judicial review and injunctive relief.

    Cormican Deidre
    Fernando Gutiérrez


    Fernando Gutiérrez is the partner in charge of the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Department of Pinsent Masons in Madrid. He is a State Attorney (Abogado del Estado), currently on leave from Government practice. Fernando has extensive experience in civil, commercial and corporate litigation, as well as in pre-litigation advice.

    Gutirrez Fernando
    Greg Lowson

    Partner, Head of Office, Birmingham

    Greg is an extremely experienced litigation partner, an accredited mediator, a solicitor advocate and the Head of Pinsent Masons' Birmingham office.

    Lowson Greg
    James McBurney


    James deals with high value and complex disputes for major corporate clients. He advises on formal dispute resolution processes such as litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) as well as alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and expert determination.

    McBurney James
    Jim Cormack QC


    Jim is a solicitor advocate and litigation partner who leads our global advocacy programme.

    Cormack Jim
    Jim Richards


    Jim heads up the firm's Midlands Litigation Practice.

    Richards Jim
    Joanne Gillies


    Joanne leads the contentious insolvency team in Scotland and advises both insolvency practitioners and corporates on all aspects of distressed debt and recoveries.

    Gillies Joanne
    Mark Harris


    Mark has almost 30 years' experience of advising organisations involved in major infrastructure projects in the Energy Sector in Europe, the Middle East, the Gulf of Mexico, Africa, SE Asia and Australia.

    Harris Mark
    Melina Wolman


    Melina heads the Paris litigation team. She assists and represents French and international clients in France and abroad, in particular in cross-border disputes dealing with issues such as conflict of law and jurisdiction and devising international litigation strategies. She represents clients in commercial, product liability, distribution and art law disputes.

    Melina Wolman
    Michael Fenn


    Michael is an experienced and highly regarded partner in the London commercial and corporate litigation and regulatory practice.

    Fenn Michael
    Michael Fletcher


    Michael is a Partner advising on a wide range of corporate litigation, procurement challenges, competition litigation and professional negligence claims.

    Fletcher Michael_November 2019
    Sibylle Schumacher

    Rechtsanwältin, Partner

    Sibylle is Head of the German Dispute Resolution Group.

    Schumacher Sibylle

    Our expertise, at your disposal

    With over 430 partners and 3000 people around the world, we are well-placed to support you across a full range of legal and advisory services.

    Latest press releases

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    Energy start ups £40m Clean Growth Fund

    Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has successfully advised Clean Growth Investment Management LLP on the establishment of a new £40 million Clean Growth Fund.

    Flogas Ireland acquisition of Budget Energy

    Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has advised Flogas Ireland, a subsidiary of DCC plc, on its entry into Northern Ireland with the acquisition of Budget Energy.

    Regulatory and restructuring advice on McMillan Williams acquisition

    Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons was appointed Solicitor Manager and advised the Joint Administrators on the deal, providing restructuring and regulatory advice to Joint Administrators Andrew Hosking, Sean Bucknall and Andrew Poxon.