Spencer is an experienced advocate who provide advice and representation in commercial contract disputes. He is able to advise on contract disputes in a wide range of industries and can also advice and represent you on related claims such as outsourcing disputes, shareholder disputes, claims for unfair prejudice and disputes concerning executive and directors’ duties and bonuses. As a commercial barrister Spencer appears regularly in the High Court and County Court.
Spencer has particular expertise in applications seeking interim and final injunctions. He has advised and represented clients seeking to enforce restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses and clients claiming protection from internet abuse under the Protection from Harassment Act. He has also acted for a politician making a claim under the Representation of the People Act before a general election.
Spencer can advise you on the merits of your claim or defence to help you predict what the likely outcome of your contract dispute will be. Preliminary legal advice on the merits of a claim or defence is often necessary so that informed tactical decisions can be made and to protect your position as soon as possible. Spencer will guide you, using his considerable practical experience, towards achieving the most sensible and cost-effective resolution of your contract dispute.
If you do decide to go to court or you are already involved in proceedings, Spencer can help you identify the best and most cost-effective way of managing your claim. This may mean teaming up with another member of chambers, a solicitor contact or a paralegal. Spencer has a network of contacts who he regularly instructs and who can provide high quality assistance.
Examples of some of the advice and representation provided by Spencer in contract disputes:
- Dispute concerning the supply of organic foodstuffs;
- Dispute about a senior employee who set up on his own in competition with his employer;
- Dispute between shareholders about the transfer of a share;
- Dispute concerning the provision of telecommunications services;
- Dispute concerning the delivery of satellite TV services;
- Dispute between scrap metal merchant franchisor and franchisee;
- Dispute over search engine optimisation (SEO) services;
- Dispute concerning the enforcement of restrictive covenant and confidentiality clauses in a director’s service contract.