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Clive is a highly experienced lawyer within our Dispute Resolution team whose practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes, nationally and internationally. He acts for corporate, individual and institutional clients regarding contractual issues, professional negligence, company disputes and accident and insurance claims.
Clive’s expertise also extends to advising publishers, editors and authors on clearance and risk management issues including defamation, contract disputes and other legal/commercial exposures.
His approach towards resolving legal disputes is “grounded” and pragmatic. Through his long experience Clive understands the realities of litigation and he recognises that it is an unwelcome (and expensive) distraction for the vast majority of clients. Therefore where possible he works with his clients to devise a strategy which is designed to deliver identified objectives. He is frequently involved in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution which are aimed at avoiding protracted litigation and securing a fair and early conclusion. Over his professional career Clive has developed a loyal client following.
He is a member of The London Solicitors Litigation Association.
Clive’s past high profile cases include:
Page v Sheerness Steel - a ground breaking House of Lords’ decision on the quantification of damages
Legal & General v Drake Insurance - a Court of Appeal case determining rights of contribution and indemnity between underwriters.
The “Birmingham Six” v David Evans MP - defamation proceedings involving very high profile litigants
Anglo-Georgian Shipping v GESCO - a corporate libel claim which examined the defence of qualified privilege
Banque UCB v Thomason - a Court of Appeal decision impacting on the scope of civil remedies for misrepresentation
Out of the office
A sports enthusiast, Clive runs and swims to stay fit. He regularly attends rugby, soccer and cricket matches (preferably involving Harlequins, Spurs or England, but he will watch almost anything involving a ball being thrown, kicked or bowled). Clive is a member of St George’s Hill LTC and an active supporter of the NSPCC.