Securing the best outcome

November 8, 2020

Recently confirmed by Legal 500 as one of the leading advisors in its field in the North of England, the specialist commercial dispute resolution team at Sintons is known for its strong capabilities and outstanding personal client service.


Sintons’ commercial dispute resolution team – named in Band 1 of Legal 500, the highest ranking possible – is widely regarded as a go-to advisor for commercial dispute work, with clients locally and across the UK.

Led by Angus Ashman, alongside partners Graeme Ritzema and Hilary Waters – a recent appointment from KPMG who specialises in tax litigation – the team of senior and junior lawyers has years of collective experience of successfully handling the most complex and challenging of matters, fighting hard on behalf of their clients to secure the very best outcome for them.

Our department revolves around the fundamental values of offering an outstanding service to every client

Each matter, from the most straightforward of cases to complex, long-running disputes, is handled with Sintons’ unique offering of the highest quality of legal advice coupled with the levels of client service, which sees many businesses and individuals return to the firm time and again.

This was independently confirmed by Legal 500, which praised the team for its expertise across the board.

It hailed its “particular strength” in commercial contracts and warranty claims, professional negligence and financial services litigation, and highlighted its strong presence in healthcare and its relationships with NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), care providers and pharmacies.

Its skill in mediation was highlighted, in which Legal 500 said Sintons was praised by clients for handling matters with “a level of heightened competency, depth of knowledge, and tactically very well played.”

Property litigation was also singled out as one of Sintons’ strengths, with associate Aimee Hubbard being named as a rising star in this specialist area.

“Our department revolves around the fundamental values of offering an outstanding service to every client – the very highest standards and quality of legal advice, which we have the experience and expertise to offer, as well as gaining the trust of the client through giving them a first-rate service,” says Angus.

“We have many clients who continue to instruct us over the course of several decades as they know that whenever they have an issue which needs to be resolved in an efficient and timely manner, they can come to us for the support they need.”

Angus notes: “Our department continues to develop, with the vast experience of the partners combining with the great talent of our younger lawyers to create a team which has terrific strength and capability. The recent addition of Hilary to our team at a senior level and with her background in commercial litigation alongside her specialism in tax litigation, shows we continue to progress with ambition and confidence, with our clients continuing to be at the centre of everything we do.”

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