We have a large team of experts ready to advise on all aspects of dispute resolution. Our team has experience of handling a wide range of disputes, with a particular focus on those involving the ownership, exploitation and infringement of intellectual property rights and commercial rights in the technology sector.
We will always listen to your commercial objectives, give you clear advice on the strength of your case, and work with you to develop the best strategy to ensure that your rights are protected and enforced as cost-effectively as possible. We also offer strategic risk management advice to help avoid disputes in the first place, and commercial dispute resolution options to quickly resolve them if they do arise.
We understand that sometimes you will want to pursue a dispute all the way to court, and we have years of experience working in the courts (including the Technology and Construction Court) and close relations with some of the country’s leading barristers who specialise in technology disputes.
However, we also appreciate that sometimes settling a dispute quickly and commercially is the primary objective. That is why we have expertise and experience in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other types of alternative dispute resolution.
"Andrew is an excellent lawyer who understands the legal and technical aspects of IT whilst never losing sight of the commercial big picture. His MBA background gives him a valuable "edge" in dealing with numbers as well as words, together with useful insight into business issues”. (Comment from a consultant contact)
“Andrew was well able to offer sound advice that was practical, and did not just represent the technical legalities. Clearly Andrew understands the legal side as well as anyone, but he also has a wider perspective to contribute, which is refreshing”. (Comment from a client)
"Andrew Priest is a really valuable addition to the firm's IP expertise, with deep industry understanding and a sharp legal mind." (Comment from Legal 500)