Dispute Resolution

The Appleby Dispute Resolution team acts on a full range of legal issues and high-level cases including but not limited to commercial litigation, fund disputes, trust litigation, insolvencies and restructurings, regulatory matters, professional negligence and insurance disputes. Many of these cases have a multi-jurisdictional component to them, involving lawyers in our various offices working together on issues that arise in an offshore environment.

Members of the team are skilled in the resolution of all types of commercial and civil disputes, whether through litigation or arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Our lawyers include experienced advocates, who have rights of audience, conducting litigation at all levels of the court system, including the Privy Council, the final court of appeal for all seven of the jurisdictions where we practise. We also have substantial experience in providing legal expertise to support disputes in other jurisdictions.

Beyond providing technical legal expertise, we are ideally positioned to support clients in a variety of industries, including the world’s leading investment banks, financial institutions, leading UK and US law firms, accountancy firms, trust companies, local governments, insurance companies and high net worth individuals.

We respond to clients’ demands, which are frequently urgent and invariably require maximum attention, with speedy and efficient service. We assert and defend our clients’ positions with both strength and efficiency, mindful that no client wishes to be involved in litigation. However, when the situation demands it, we can utilise the full strength of our global resources.

With a specialist team of over 60 lawyers, we have the resources to handle the most complex matters quickly and effectively, tailoring our approach and delivering advice to meet our clients’ objectives whilst minimising disruption to their business.

The complex nature of instructions has led the team to be involved in a large number of high-profile cases and they have a gained a reputation which has been recognised by leading directories and publications globally.

Our Dispute Resolution services include the following areas:

  • Arbitration and mediation
  • Banking litigation
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments and conflict of laws issues
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Family & personal disputes
  • Fraud and asset-tracing
  • Injunctive remedies
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Insurance/reinsurance disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Judicial review of administrative and regulatory action
  • Litigation involving mutual funds and hedge funds
  • Marine litigation, including protection and indemnity representation
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Telecommunications, e-commerce and software disputes
  • Trust disputes