Leverets’ lawyers have broad experience of both litigation and transactional matters. Our principal areas of work are centred around four fields of law, where our extensive experience and blended service of strategic and advocacy skills are a particularly powerful combination.
Company and Commercial litigation
Leverets acts for major institutions, SMEs and ‘high net worth’ individuals (both UK and non-UK based) across all aspects of company and commercial litigation.
In doing this we place a strong emphasis on developing a team approach with the client in order to ensure full use of all the relevant knowledge, skill and other resources which are available.
The use of technology combined with strong forensic acuity, intellectual rigour and avoidance of any unnecessary costs underpins the drive to secure a satisfactory result.
We also believe that it is important to maintain sound working relationships with opposing parties/lawyers in order to secure the most effective commercial results.
As a result, all options are kept under review in terms of litigation, arbitration and ADR (alternative dispute resolution). We will only go to court as a last resort. However, based on extensive experience of activity in the High Court – often facing lawyers from ‘Magic Circle’ law firms – we are fully confident in our capacity as advocates.
A typical case from Leverets lawyers’ record would be obtaining injunctions for and then representing green energy supplier Ecotricity in their well-publicised claim against Tesla Motors Inc., involving breach of confidence and competition law (Ecotricity Group Ltd & The Electric Highway Company Ltd v. Tesla Motors Inc & Tesla Motors Netherlands BV Claim No. HC14C02139).
Personal and Corporate Insolvency
Leverets’ lawyers have more than thirty years of experience in insolvency cases having acted for leading insolvency practitioners appointed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the National Crime Agency and the Pension Protection Fund. We also have acted in allied such as Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CCDA) proceedings.
A typical case from Leverets’ records would be the successful defence of the directors of Drive Assist (UK) Limited (in liquidation) in claims brought against them under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 and in a claim for misfeasance in office brought by the liquidator.
The incidence of fraud is now growing substantially both within the UK and internationally. Quick action is essential to deal with it, matched by a network of lawyers around the world. Leverets has deep experience in dealing with civil fraud and has been involved in cases on behalf of British clients and those with African connections.
A typical case from Leverets’ records would be acting successfully for liquidators appointed on behalf of HMRC to recover Crown debts incurred by VAT and Excise frauds in the leading cases of QEB Metallics v. Peerzada and others  EWHC 3348 (Ch); and, Payless Cash & Carry v. Patel and others  EWHC 2112 (Ch).
Public Inquiries are playing an increasingly important part in UK life in addressing major issues of concern whether in terms of building safety, sexual abuse, public health, racial discrimination and many other areas of our lives.
Leverets will act for individuals, private organisations, campaigners or public bodies who might be under scrutiny or who are involved as interested parties. Based on our extensive experience working with local authorities, charitable organisations and sporting bodies we are able to advise, represent and also manage media interest where matters of great sensitivity as well as reputational issues are involved.