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Susan Garrett

Partner, dispute resolution

Susan Garrett handles heavyweight and complex disputes, especially major IT and transformation contractual disputes and information protection matters. She is skilled at devising and implementing bespoke strategies to resolve disputes without the need for a formal hearing whether that be through mediation, expert determination or negotiation. Where informal resolution is not possible she has considerable experience of taking cases to trial.

She acts for a wide variety of national and international clients both private and public across a variety of sectors, including insurance, health, transport, retail, utilities and technology.

Bill Gilliam

Partner, dispute resolution

Bill Gilliam specialises in heavyweight disputes and has
particular expertise in the management and resolution of major IT project disputes, shareholder disputes, claims arising from the sale and purchase of businesses and the resolution of large-scale business-critical supply/joint venture (JV) disputes and procurement challenges.

He has an enviable track record of success in litigation and arbitration, together with all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including expert determination, negotiation and mediation. He acts for national and international clients and has considerable experience of advising both private and public bodies in a range of sectors, including health, transport, retail, utilities and technology.

David Engel

Partner, dispute resolution

David Engel has specialised in reputation and privacy law for 25 years, and leads our reputation and information protection team. His practice has for many years been recognised as a market leader in the field. He is currently ranked as a leading individual by both The Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories, and as a ‘Top Ten Reputation Lawyer’ by Spear’s.

He advises businesses and individuals in relation to problematic material on social media and online generally, ensuring the removal of damaging content and supporting the management of our clients’ digital footprints. He also advises on contentious privacy and data protection issues, including data breaches, civil claims and litigation risk under GDPR, defending ICO investigations, ‘right to be forgotten’ claims against online platforms, and defending contentious data subject access requests. In addition, he advises on commercial disputes in the media and tech sectors.

He adjudicates on domain name disputes as an independent expert for Nominet’s dispute resolution service, and has made over 85 such adjudications.

Lauren Hamilton

Legal director, dispute resolution

Lauren Hamilton is a highly-experienced commercial disputes lawyer who advises clients on issues affecting all aspects of their business, for example in respect of major IT/technology projects, supplier contracts, confidentiality clubs, JV disputes, shareholder disputes, valuations and claims against third-party advisers for breach of contract/negligence. She has secured successful results for clients in both ADR/mediation but at the same time has extensive trial experience in both High Court litigation and international arbitration, having guided multiple clients through trials at first instance, applications for urgent relief, judicial review applications, and appeals.

Abigail Healey

Consultant, dispute resolution

Abigail Healey specialises in complex, high-value commercial disputes, with a particular focus on IT project/transformation disputes and reputation and information protection matters. She advises on contentious data protection, privacy and confidential information, including in the context of cyber security and data breaches. She is recognised by the legal directories for her expertise in relation to data breaches. She also advises on reputation protection, including internet-related matters, such as online libel and domain name disputes, and has a particular interest in issues arising in social media.


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