Jonathan Stevens
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

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Dispute resolution & avoidance

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Jonathan Stevens
Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution

jonathan.stevens@asb-law.com

What you say

"They are exceptionally good, very organised, and they are considerate of their clients needs."

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

"They are easy to contact and are happy to discuss the issues of the case with you. You never have to question either whether they know the case or understand the situation. They always know what they are doing and why. They are very commercially focused, fully understand our business, and they just try to do what is best for you as a client."

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

"He (Andrew Frake) is incredibly professional and very inventive in coming up with brilliant ideas and solutions for achieving litigation goals in the shortest possible timeframe."

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

"(Nicola Billen) brilliant, capable and tenacious lawyer who absolutely gets her clients' needs and will fight 100% on our behalf all of the time."

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

"(Lyndsey Ratcliffe) both excellent and exceptionally clever."

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

"Andrew Frake helped us through a particularly tricky episode with great success, principally because they were always one step ahead in their thinking. At the same time, their attention to detail, responsiveness and professional approach meant that we had the facts and our options presented to us clearly at each step along the way."

A client

"They are very good at keeping us advised at all stages."

A client via Chambers and Partners 2016 - Litigation, The South

"Their strengths include speed and accuracy of response, flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team with us as the client and our other professional advisers. They have good client care arrangements, with regular partner contact."

A client via Chambers and Partners 2016 - Litigation, The South

"Clients commend Andrew's 'very commercial approach', explaining that 'he doesn't only advise you from the legal viewpoint but also throws in some practical advice'"

Chambers and Partners2016 - Litigation, The South

"Sources note Lyndsey Ratcliffe's 'very clear advice and ability to see issues through complex documents'"

Chambers and Partners 2016 - Litigation, The South

"The 'very intelligent' Lyndsey Ratcliffe is head of the firm's dispute resolution and avoidance team. Clients comment 'You can ask her almost anything and she will provide you with a very good response that inspires confidence'"

Chambers and Partners 2016 - Litigation, The South

"I think this firm is excellent - they know what needs to be done and they do it in time and in a practical way"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Litigation

"They're are very attentive, have good commercial awareness and good technical knowledge. Good customer relations, very friendly and try hard to understand the drivers of individual businesses'"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Litigation

"Andrew Frake is described as 'very astute, cuts to the chase and is very good at giving you a straight answer'"

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Litigation

"Lyndsey is described as a 'very approachable, very practical, very capable, very well-equipped lawyer. She gets to grips with problems in a quick way, and gives practical advice and practical suggestions'."

Chambers and Partners 2015 - Litigation

"We have nothing but good things to say about asb law and in particular Lyndsey Ratcliffe and the Dispute Resolution team. Having found ourselves at the end of some particularly nasty litigation it was a breath of fresh air to have Lyndsey’s sound common sense, innovative ideas and ,most especially, unstinting support behind us.

Throughout the whole dispute she worked tirelessly on our behalf, keeping us up to date on all that was happening and constantly reassuring us that the approach we were taking was the right one. She was simply a delight to work with and very deserving of her recent promotion to partner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Lyndsey and her team to any individual or organisation."

Gillian W Tait, Managing Director, Competent Advisor

"I recently used the disputes team in a complicated technical adjudication with a particularly difficult respondent. The team managed the entire process very efficiently, offered proactive, tactical advice and were invaluable in securing a positive result. Thanks for your expertise on a good job very well done."

Stuart Lawrence, Head of Legal, ETDE (UK)

"As the owner controller of a mid-size Financial Services Group we are consistently being tested by complex employment legislation, mergers and acquisitions (having acquired 17 companies in 10 years) and litigation. We have utilised the services of hundreds of practices over our 10 years with varying degrees of success. asb law provide a refreshing business led approach and have guided us through spurious actions culminating in a successful outcome. They have told us the bad news we don't want to hear and how to mitigate an impossible situation. Couple the aforementioned with the pragmatic, robust litigation they undertake and you have a winning recipe from a multi faceted practice. It's refreshing when your legal partners have your interest at the forefront of their strategy."

Kevin Spencer, Group Chief Executive, Markerstudy Insurance Limited