Coronavirus and Dispute Resolution

 

The implications of Coronavirus are so wide-ranging that businesses could struggle to meet their contractual requirements, leading to disputes.

If you are threatened with litigation as a consequence of being unable to meet your obligations or you are considering litigation because a supplier or customer has failed to meet their obligations, our specialist lawyers can help.

Contact us now for specific advice tailored to your situation and designed to minimise the impact of a dispute upon your business.

 

Meet the team

Trainee Solicitor - Litigation

Hannah Storey joined Carter Lemon Camerons LLP as a Trainee Solicitor in March 2020.

Prior to joining Carter Lemon Camerons LLP, she gained an LLB in Law at the University of Exeter and an LPC/LLM at the University of Law, Guildford.

Following that, she spent a year working as a commercial property paralegal at a large regional firm.

Away from the office, Hannah enjoys keeping fit and exploring London’s food and drink scene with friends.

020 7406 1000 - HannahStorey@cartercamerons.com
Partner - Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

The Legal 500: Recommended lawyer 2020Seamus Smyth is head of litigation and arbitration. His practice is primarily commercial with an emphasis on arbitration, financial services and work for South African and Italian clients.

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His reported cases include RH Green & Silley Weir v BR (limitation period against 3rd party), de Bry v Fitzgerald (security for costs), Hartt v Newspaper Publishing (libel concerning a work by Michelangelo), Pearson v Sanders Witherspoon (valuation of loss of chance), Siebe Gorman v Pneupac (status of consent orders), Senate Electrical v NTL (liability of an employee for acquisition warranties) and Bendell v Smith & Others (a successful recovery action by a lender on a shared appreciation mortgage equity release – the only such case to go to trial).

Recently involved in enforcement of foreign arbitration awards, claims arising from the banking upheavals since 2007, a successful claim against a high street bank resulting from a banking error and a successful claim against estate administrators and their solicitors for wasting the estate funds on irresponsible litigation.

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Educated (BA, LLB, Wits) and first qualified as an attorney in South Africa, he requalified in England, took an LLM at UCL and a Diploma in International Arbitration at QM, and became an FCIArb. He is chairman of the British South African Law Association (for the second time), chairman of Michaelhouse UK Trust, a trustee of Global Leadership Foundation (UK), a former President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association and Trustee and President of Town Malling Cricket Club (established in 1827!).  He was until 2012 a Visiting Senior Lecturer in International Commercial Arbitration at London Metropolitan University.  When work and domesticity permit he plays some cricket and more golf (but – which is immediately obvious – not nearly enough).

020 7406 1000 - SeamusSmyth@cartercamerons.com

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