Commercial Litigation

Our ‘exceptionally talented’ and ‘responsive and strategic’ Commercial Litigation department has an established track record of success in even the most complex cases. Litigation has been a focus of the firm since its inception in 1948, and our highly experienced team is widely recognised for its skill in this area.

We understand that the stakes can be high in any commercial dispute. Our team is experienced in providing smart, tactical solutions that enable us to resolve disputes at the earliest opportunity, while ensuring our clients’ interests are always protected.

We represent individuals, institutions, and companies in all stages of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Our work often involves acting in high-quality commercial and corporate disputes, many with a cross-border or multi-jurisdictional element.

Our team has unrivalled technical knowledge, strategic insight, and practical experience in conducting complex litigation at all levels. We are often instructed on disputes and litigation relating to contracts, shareholder and partnership agreements, insolvency, and collective claims/class actions. We can also advise in specialist areas such as higher education litigation, art law disputes, charity litigation, judicial review proceedings, and international sanctions.

We work collaboratively with our clients to provide a tailored approach with a focus on identifying key issues at an early stage. We pride ourselves on devising and implementing strategic yet pragmatic solutions to achieve our clients’ goals and draw a swift conclusion to any dispute.

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The leading independent legal directory The Legal 500 listed the firm’s 'highly commercial and engaged team of excellent lawyers' in its Commercial Litigation tables.

‘This is a team that really punches above its weight in terms of value for money and sheer quality of the service they offer to clients.’

They are a solution-oriented, tenacious group offering exceptional value for money.’

‘The commercial litigation team at RFB are technically brilliant. I feel that I have the full force of the team when they act for me. Very few firms bring such a collaborative approach, where you feel that they are an extension of your own team. They understand that I need to make commercial decisions, and they have that at the forefront of everything they do.’

‘A truly global service offered by a range of diverse and expert solicitors with connections internationally.’

‘Rudi Ramdarshan is a sterling litigator who achieves outstanding results for clients in difficult commercial disputes, even in the face of challenging opponents.’

‘David Burns comes into his own in matters where there are allegations of fraud, and has an in-depth knowledge of joint venture disputes – he fights hard for his clients.’

‘Jonathan Chan provides a friendly and accessible service, and is keen to support clients with timely advice.’

‘Benjamin Frost has an astute attention to detail, and works hard to provide us with the best possible outcome.’

‘Victoria Huxley is one of the hardest working solicitors I have come across.’

‘RFB really add value to a litigation team. Strong tactical expertise and very commercial.’

‘Rudi Ramdarshan was an outstanding litigator on my matter’… ‘He knows the litigation rules inside out, thus ensuring every tactical angle is explored and used appropriately.’

‘David [Burns] has the quiet charm and efficiency that one would ordinarily associate with the magic circle’ … ‘[he] fights until he is the last man standing and this approach makes him very highly valued by his clients.’

‘The team at RFB are exceptionally talented at all levels from their Partners to the more Junior Associates’

‘Technically-minded, very responsive and strategic’

‘Rudi Ramdarshan is an outstanding litigator who has a breadth of knowledge’

‘David Burns fights until he is the last man standing and the approach makes him very highly valued with his clients’