Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Grows!

Category: Dispute Resolution

Nash & Co Solicitors’ Commercial Dispute Resolution team is on the up!

It has been a busy year for the team. With some new additions and a growing practice, 2020 has enabled us to relaunch the Dispute Resolution Team to offer its services across Devon.

This transition is led by Jamie Carr, solicitor and Head of Dispute Resolution. Jamie advises on commercial matters across both private and public sectors, with a particular focus on company and property disputes. He often advises shareholders and directors on commercial disputes arising within their organisations and particularly enjoys the challenge of resolving novel or niche problems for his clients.

Ieuan Jones has recently joined Nash, following a successful spell at Ashfords LLP. Ieuan, who grew up in Plymouth, brings with him a wealth of commercial experience, having built his practice servicing a variety of SMEs, as well as many national and international clients. Ieuan has significant experience in handling commercial matters, including shareholder and director disputes, and he regularly advises on contract and negligence claims.

Ieuan has experience of handling disputes across all manner of commercial sectors, including in construction, energy and marine. His most recent experience prior to joining Nash included: bringing an unfair prejudice petition on behalf of a minority shareholder of a financial lease company, setting aside a multi-million pound default judgment on behalf of a Trust, and advising a listed company in its challenge of a hostile takeover.

The team is also highly regarded for its asset and debt recovery work, which is driven by Amelia Pine and Grace Courts. Added to this, Amelia has significant experience advising in partnership disputes, and in consumer protection and contentious property matters.

Recent experience for our Team includes: advising companies on removal of directors, partnerships on their retirement options, and shareholders on the implications arising out of breach of shareholder agreements. We negotiated settlement in a high-value negligence claim on behalf of an international manufacturer, settled a professional negligence claim on behalf of a major national firm, , and successfully defended a director from a disqualification application. We have successfully brought a breach of contract claim on behalf of a major local retailer, assisted several construction sector clients in recovering monies owed under a Final Account, and assisted in negotiating the form of a client’s new Shareholder Agreement.

Our Team also provides our clients with a high level of satisfaction by sorting out their day-to-day debt recovery work, which they would otherwise have to do themselves, offering them real peace of mind and boosting their cash flow in the process. We have continued to provide support for the firm’s existing clients. Being able to assist with issues arising out of matters that started out non-contentiously, such as a housing conveyance, corporate transaction or employment matter, is key to Nash providing a fully-rounded service to the region.

Our Team recognises the increasing role that Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) plays in resolving disputes. We regularly offer our clients ADR options, including mediation, construction adjudications, and various forms of arbitration, which often present as a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to litigation within Court proceedings.

The breadth of the work we undertake reflects the broad range of issues and variety of challenges facing businesses throughout Devon and Cornwall. Our aim is to work with our clients in providing clear and practical solutions to their issues.

The Dispute Resolution Team’s expansion is part of Nash’s continued aim in providing clients in Devon and Cornwall with a comprehensive set of legal services for them to use. For more information on our team, or for a no-commitment discussion on how we may be able to assist you and your business, please visit our website: https://www.nash.co.uk/business/dispute-resolution/ or call us on 01752 664444.