Read about what the leading independent guides to the legal profession have to say about our litigation team:
Chambers & Partners (2020 edition)
What the team is known for: Leading Hull firm that has notable experience advising clients on commercial disputes, as well as property litigation. Also regularly assists with cases related to professional negligence. Popular choice for clients from the licensed and other retail trade, as well as those with activity in the insurance and construction sectors. Additional experience defending other law firms and chartered surveyors.
Strengths: Interviewees appreciate the lawyers' provision of "realistic, sound advice."
Other sources commend the "friendly and personable" nature of the team.
Notable practitioners: Matthew Fletcher assists with a wide range of mandates spanning professional negligence, contractual disagreements and electricity infrastructure disputes. One client enthuses: "He always works extremely hard for his clients’ best interests but is also extremely pragmatic when it comes to settlement."
Steve Dillon regularly advises on breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes. Commentators praise his "tactically astute" approach and highlight his "excellent communication skills."
Legal 500 (2019 edition)
Gosschalks' commercial litigation group is noted for its retail and gambling sector expertise and also has experience across construction, insolvency, professional negligence, compulsory purchase, pylons wayleave compensation and shareholder disputes.
Property Litigation: With a niche focus on the pub industry, Gosschalks also has notable expertise in the high street retail sector and fields a separate residential team. Rob Hastie heads up the practice and is a lead adviser for Pubs Code work. Victoria Quinn specialises in landlord and tenant issues for high street shops and betting offices, Julia Williams handles possession claims, injunctions and opposed lease renewals for pubs, and Rachel Garton focuses on service charge disputes, long leaseholds and residential possession claims.