Roger is a member of our Dispute Resolution department. He has 35 years’ experience as a commercial litigator, specialising in a wide range of commercial disputes, including breach of contract, litigation between shareholders, fraud, insolvency and professional negligence. Although he is a firm supporter of mediation as a process, he is not afraid of fighting cases to trial and has brought cases in every division of the High Court as well as before arbitrators and has an impressive track record of achieving a successful outcome for clients. Roger has recently been involved in the FCL London Limited v Voice court case which involved the successful defence of a bogus claim for professional fees by an accountant. He worked on the Broder and Chaplin v Chess case where there was a successful prosecution of a claim for monies due under a sale and purchase agreement for the acquisition of the clients’ business. He was also involved in the Telfer v Sakellarios-a case which arose from a dispute between the principal shareholder of a company and one of its directors.
Roger’s expertise has convinced him that prevention is often better than cure and companies, in particular, can structure their business relationships in such a way as to avoid costly litigation. He can help companies who are facing difficult and threatening issues by using his experience as a litigator and putting together the appropriate team of lawyers and other professionals to help directors solve those problems
Roger is the author of several legal text books, including “Agency Law”, published by Thomson, Sweet and Maxwell.