Jonathan Stevens
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

MEET THE TEAM

How we do it

Dispute resolution & avoidance

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Jonathan Stevens
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

jonathan.stevens@asb-law.com

How we do it

Our focus is to help our clients set and achieve realistic commercial objectives to protect their business and to resolve disputes.

This large team consists of experienced litigators with specialist expertise in a whole range of commercial litigation and insolvency disciplines.  But for us that is a given for any firm.  We go further by developing our understanding of our clients’ business and their markets so that we can properly advice on commercial strategy and effectively represent their interests in litigation. 

We also advise upstream in helping clients to resolve disputes at an early stage, or to put themselves in the best position to ultimately achieve more favourable outcomes.

Some examples of our work include:

  • Acting for a local authority in a number of major contract disputes arising out of tenders for the delivery of public services (including schools catering, waste collection, gas maintenance, street cleaning, nursery place provision and others)
  • Acting for an airline in a dispute with an aircraft lessor claiming US$11million for breach of contract. A complex arbitration is on-going and the case involves the termination of leases over two Boeing 747-300 aircraft.
  • Advising on corporate manslaughter cases arising out of construction and travel work
  • Obtaining injunctions in design rights, copyright, trademark and passing off disputes
  • Acting on proceedings for “unfair prejudice” under section 994 Companies Act 2006 regarding minority shareholders’ interests
  • Achieving a full recovery for an airline that had suffered a £7m fraud in its engineering department
  • Defending regulatory investigations and proceedings and advising insurance brokers and underwriters on FSA compliant contracts and other documentation
  • Acting on behalf of a sales and marketing company in recovery of missing data, including a bespoke database valued at £5m.  Successful resolution included the right for imaging of the opponent’s computers
  • Handling a £50million breach of contract claim relating to the collapse of a ferry company on behalf of a port operator
  • Advising the directors of an international energy supplier on Office of Fair Trading compliance issues and dawn raid training
  • Acting for a claimant in relation to a multi-million pound invoicing and procurement fraud
  • Acting on behalf of a major US IT company in proceedings relating to the breakdown of a complex £8million WLAN contract for a global aviation client
  • Acting for a consortium of defendants who contracted to purchase 24 flats ‘off-plan’ with a value of approximately £3.6million. The purchasers had bought but did not wish to complete. 
  • Advising on a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors who acted negligently in the purchase of a property