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  • Overview

    Our focus is to deliver a fast, cost effective solution that minimises risk and disruption, whilst delivering the best possible commercial result.

    We realise that effective dispute resolution means we need to work with our clients to do more than advise on the law. We are astute, pragmatic and imaginative in providing outcomes which are most suited to our clients’ commercial objectives, using the most appropriate forum.

    The team has expertise in dealing with disputes which are the subject of litigation both in England and Wales and, working with local lawyers, overseas. Our expertise extends to advising on and representing our clients in relation to alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, expert determination, or without prejudice negotiations.

    We also have significant arbitration experience and expertise in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations pursuant to the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and trade bodies such as the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), the Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association (FOSFA) and London Metal Exchange (LME).

    We have an established and comprehensive network of law firms, experts and contacts across the globe allowing us to respond quickly to whatever issues you might have in any jurisdiction, ensuring that your interests are fully protected.

    Our particular areas of expertise include:

    • Domestic and international contract disputes, including claims for breach of contract, and disputes relating to the variation or interpretation of contracts
    • International trade and commodity disputes
    • The sale and supply of goods, including industrial plant and machinery
    • Transport, logistics, warehousing and insurance
    • Shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice, minority shareholder and breach of director’s duties claims
    • Disputes arising from breach of Companies Act legislation
    • Partnership and LLP disputes
    • Disputes arising from corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and disposals
    • Corporate and personal insolvency disputes
    • Domestic and international gaming disputes
    • Intellectual property and intellectual technology disputes relating to ownership, infringement and enforcement
    • Fraud
    • Domestic and International debt recovery including issues arising from the enforcement of Arbitration Awards and Judgments
    • UK and EU competition law
    • Applying for or opposing urgent injunction applications
    • Claims arising from the mis-selling of financial products.
  • Related Client Stories

    Thomson Snell & Passmore advise Lavendar & Lille Limited

    The corporate team recently advised Lavender & Lillie Limited, a Kent based company which was established to supply luxury goods,

    B.V. Scheepswerf Damen Gorinchem - v - The Marine Institute [2015] EWHC 1810 (Comm)

    One of the benefits of a well run arbitration is that it will usually produce a quicker result for the parties than formal litigation through national courts. Ensuring that your Tribunal is comprised of one or more experienced arbitrators is one key element in ensuring that the process is managed efficiently.

    Frontier Agriculture v Bratt Brothers (a Firm) [2015] EWCA Civ 611

    A farmer acting in person has successively persuaded the Court of Appeal to set aside an order of the Commercial Court made against him which granted permission to enforce an arbitration award under 66 of the Arbitration Act 1996.

    LCIA Arbitration

    James Cradick has acted on behalf of one of Russia’s largest mining companies on instructions received via their trading office in Switzerland in several linked LCIA arbitrations arising from the non-payment of shipments of coal to India.  

    Insurance Dispute pursuant to Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 1930

    James Cradick acted on behalf of the administrators of a development company in a multi million pound insurance dispute arising from the collapse of a hotel in London during a complex project to convert the hotel into high end domestic properties.

    GAFTA Arbitration

    The firm has a long history of acting on behalf of businesses trading internationally.

    Minority shareholder - unfair prejudice

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Corporate, Commercial, Employment and Dispute Resolution teams who worked closely together to secure a successful outcome for our client, seamlessly managing unfair dismissal and unfair prejudice claims side-by-side and offering the client a single point of contact in relation to both claims.

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Congratulations on your 10 years of success, with the quality of service you and your team provide I am sure the next 10 years will see more deserved success for you.


Responses were quick and to the point. They understood my needs, which prevented matters having to be re explained or the outcome of their services being unexpected and not what was required. They were clear about the procedure that we would follow and kept me up to date.


Kamal Aggarwal clients say 'He is an excellent representative of the business and it's values: client care and professionalism. He sets the benchmark for the firm brilliantly'.

Chambers UK 2015

They're very commercially minded and very practical. Good-quality people and very professional.

Chambers UK 2015

They are particularly good at understanding what exactly we need, which gives us reassurance and confidence in them and saves on costs.

Chambers UK 2015

They have an exceptional team. I have yet to meet an individual at the firm who falls below the high standards they set themselves and provide to their clients.

Chambers UK 2015

Thomson Snell & Passmore’s team is praised for its ‘superb knowledge and business acumen’.

The Legal 500 2014

They got to understand the root of our industry and advised us on the approaches we could take.

Client in Chambers UK

Broad skill set and commercial ethos.

Chambers UK

They give you the best and worst scenarios, painting a true picture for you.

Chambers UK

An outstanding level of service.

The Legal 500

Excellent level of service‚ and ‚no-nonsense, personal‚ approach.

Chambers UK

Extremely sensible and commercially astute.

Chambers UK

Prompt, clear and effective responses.

Chambers UK

George is fab, extremely professional and thorough.


I was very pleased with the due care and attention I was given in this matter.


The response to any queries was always quick and honest, giving me security in my decisions taking the matter forward. The correspondence written by George Boddy was excellent, and made me feel confident in winning my case. Prompt attention, excellent correspondence, and understanding my concerns in an emotive case.


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