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Charles Phipps

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Charles is regularly retained in disputes of a general contractual nature, leading to mediation, arbitration or litigation. He is familiar with freezing injunctions and other forms of urgent interim relief. He is the co-author, with Sir Roger Toulson, of Confidentiality (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition, 2012) and takes a particular interest in claims for breach of confidence. Claims in which he has been instructed include:

  • sale of goods disputes;
  • advice in respect of statutory, contractual and equitable confidentiality obligations arising in the context of litigation relating to companies engaged in the nuclear industry;
  • advice to a local council as to the confidentiality obligations imposed by a settlement agreement entered into with building contractors;
  • advice as to jurisdictional and other issues in respect of the cross-border transfer of confidential information;
  • arbitration/litigation over the proper construction of oil exploration contracts.