We represent clients in the Commercial, High, Mercantile and County Courts, from low value claims to claims worth in excess of £50 million, and from single claimant/single defendant matters to multi-party group litigation involving 700 parties.
RCB is unusual for a City practice in that its personnel have gained broader experience in this area than comparable firms. We have successfully defended a variety of claims at trial where appropriate. RCB has an enviable trial record over the last 10 years and we have also dealt with a number of unreported county court cases. We are, if so instructed, willing and able to take important points of principle through to a full trial or hearing.
We have obtained trial successes for our clients in the following reported cases:
RCB personnel have extensive experience in multi-party litigation from derivative and class actions to regulatory enquiries with parallel court proceedings against a number of parties. Cost management and protection in these cases is the firm’s speciality. Notably:
RCB seek to resolve their clients’ disputes before court proceedings become necessary, within the relevant pre-action protocols:
Where a client’s grievance is not specifically covered by a pre-action protocol, we encourage our opposing parties to act within the spirit of the pre-action protocols.
Much emphasis is placed on the cards-on-the-table approach to solving disputes with Mediation and “without prejudice” negotiations greatly encouraged. The protocols offer a fantastic opportunity to resolve clients’ problems before having to defend or prosecute formal court proceedings.