What you read in this website is no substitute for a record of solid achievement. Clients come to us to recover money they are owed or win compensation for losses they have incurred. Please read through the cases below. They will give you an idea of the work we undertake and the level of success we achieve even in difficult cases and against opponents whose resources are often much greater than ours or our clients.
ECOM AGROINDUSTRIAL CORP. LTD v MOSHARAF COMPOSITE TEXTILE MILL LTD
Davies Battersby Solicitors representing the Claimant
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Bank of Scotland loses £2m in failed golf club lease deal
Patrick Battersby, represented 15 of the affected clubs, estimating that his clients are more than £1m ($1.5m) out of pocket.
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Arrest work in a Middle East grain dispute for German P&I insurers
JCT minor works contract claim
Recovering money for a major UK property developer
A major Russian exporter delivered 55,000 tons of wheat into an Asian port without the original Bills of Lading. We were instructed to protect the sellers interests against the owners and buyers. We recovered $6.5m within one week.
Dinkha Latchin v General Mediterranean – we succeeded in establishing that the architect’s fees were due, including action in the Court of Appeal. This was a leading decision in this area of law.
Council regulation 44/2001 – in the case of Hiscox v Ghiolman determination of jurisdiction, England or Greece, at the time of first seizure.
Representing a manufacturer in Surrey and winning a substantial recovery from their insurer for a machinery breakdown and loss of profit.
Acting for a west London architect who was instructed by, but did not sign a contract with, an Arab client. A large amount of work was completed but the client refused to pay. We made a 100% recovery plus interests and costs.
European bank v leading ship manager – there was a claim by the ship manager to take precedence over the vessel mortgage. The claim was defeated.
Northern university v a major insurer – the university made a claim of £220,000 for stolen computer equipment. It receive advice that the claim would fail because the burglar alarm had been turned off. We commenced proceedings and won a six figure sum for the university.
Acting for owners, in London arbitration proceedings, in respect of a claim being brought by the cargo receivers under the Bills of Lading for deterioration of a cargo of bananas shipped from South America to Germany.
Acting for a large container line in defending a claim for alleged damage to a cargo of insulin shipped from northern Europe to Australia. Action involved dealing with many parties and numerous court proceedings in Germany and England.
Case for a P&I Club defending owners of a parcel tanker in respect of a claim being brought in London arbitration proceedings by cargo recievers under a Bill of Lading for contamination of a shipment of petro-chemical products. Case amicably settled.