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  • Breach of contract claims (including breach of warranty)
  • Shareholder actions
  • Debt recovery 
  • Breach of covenant/enforcement 
  • Director’s duties
  • Partnership disputes
  • Disputes relating to commercial agents, dealerships and distribution agreements
  • Corporate/director fraud
  • Regulatory obligations and health and safety compliance
  • Professional negligence
  • Defamation
  • Insolvency and restructuring
  • Advising on areas of risk and business recovery

We specialise in disputes that require urgent court action such as injunctions, freezing orders and search and seizure orders.

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Government Litigation and Panel Appointments

We act on a variety of disputes for two Government departments, including very high profile litigation cases, and have instigated landmark decisions in both the High Court and Court of Appeal. We are appointed to the Crown Commercial Services General Legal Services Panel for Central Government as a Tier 1 Provider.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution

Court proceedings are not always the most appropriate course of action. We are committed to resolving disputes in the most cost effective way and we will explore the possibility of conclusion through discussion, mediation, adjudication or arbitration. Our trained mediators are on hand to will help guide you through the process.

Court work

We are on hand to advise our clients on cases that cannot be resolved without court proceedings. We have an excellent success rate for clients when a case does go to court and we will assist you all the way by:

  • Advising you on merits at the outset
  • Drafting and issuing your claim or preparing your defence
  • Providing detailed costs estimates
  • Taking steps to comply with any orders made by the court
  • Advising you on barrister selection to ensure we instruct the right barrister for you
  • Appointing an expert on your behalf if an expert is necessary
  • Liaising with the court, expert, barrister and opponent as appropriate
  • Managing out of court settlement discussions

Our dispute and litigation solicitors deliver a practical, commercial, innovative, cost effective and cost sensitive service and will talk you through your funding options to help you with the cost of litigation services. To fast-track our response, we operate a client extranet for the confidential sharing of documents over the internet.

Case summaries
  1. Successfully opposing an application in the High Court made pursuant to the Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions) Act 1975 seeking non-party disclosure of a significant volume of commercially sensitive documents relating to multi-party and multi-million pound litigation in the United States of America. 
  2. Advising regulated professionals regarding their contentious exit from a limited company (and regulated entity), and the fee division on exit, in the absence of a shareholders’ agreement. 
  3. Advising a limited company in respect of breaches of a sponsorship agreement by a premier league football club, and negotiating a satisfactory settlement quickly on mutually agreeable, commercially sensible, and confidential terms. 
  4. Advising a law firm regarding breaches of restrictive covenants by a former member, fraudulent misrepresentations made in the negotiation of a retirement deed, and unlawful means conspiracy by associates of the leaver including his wife, new business partner and new firm.  
  5. Advising a care provider in respect of a high value fee quadripartite dispute as three local authorities disputed their liability for fees, raising issues under the Care and Support (Disputes Between Local Authorities) Regulations 2014.  
  6. Striking out a claim against a company brought by a previous third party contractor on the grounds that there was no privity of contract.  
  7. Advising a minority shareholder in relation to his exclusion from a business and the validity of a disputed shareholders’ agreement, the terms of which would have included significant other high value businesses within the group of companies from which he was entitled to benefit. A successful outcome was negotiated.  
  8. Advising a supplier of laser cutting machinery regarding a technical breach of contract claim regarding fitness for purpose, and technical considerations.


"Geraint Davies heads Howes Percival LLP’s ‘impressive and pragmatic’ practice, which is noted for its work for both national and international clients in connection with breach of warranty claims, minority shareholder actions, and commercial agency and distributorship disputes. Clients include HM Revenue & Customs, Getronics Services UK, and Intertek Group."
- Legal 500

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