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Kevin Turnbull

Kevin Turnbull

Partner

Kevin is a vastly experienced litigator with considerable expertise in commercial, corporate and contractual disputes. He previously spent seven years at Eversheds before moving to North East firm Muckle, where he was a Partner from 2009. He is described by Legal 500 as "a very good technical lawyer and strategist" (2016), a solicitor with "the type of knowledge and experience that can make a real difference to cases" (2017) and a "technically superb and brilliant tactician" (2018).

Mobile: 07806 819 964 kevin.turnbull@ttlaw.co.uk

He acts for individuals as well as both public and private sector clients and has for a number of years been recommended in external legal publications, notably Chambers & Partners which recorded that he is “widely regarded as exceptional.” Kevin has extensive experience in all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, court proceedings (on various occasions to the Court of Appeal), adjudication and arbitration (both national and international), and has been recognised as a leader in the fields of commercial litigation and regulatory law.

Key experience

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  • Advising on contractual disputes relating to the sale and supply of goods and services.  Matters have varied from multi-million pound disputes over the supply of cooling towers by a US company to straightforward domestic breach of contract claims.
  • Partnership disputes:  Acted on many partnership disputes including those between solicitors, doctors, architects and various other commercial enterprises.
  • Shareholder disputes:  Acted for companies, majority and minority shareholders. Extensive experience of unfair prejudice petitions and the grounds upon which relief can be sought and obtained.
  • Professional negligence: Advised on claims against solicitors, architects, dentists and other professionals.
  • Fraud and misfeasance: Acted for directors facing allegations that they acted inappropriately or otherwise mis-used the powers vested in them.  Significant experience in undertaking fraud recovery proceedings to recover mis-appropriated assets.  This has included acting for high street banks and other PLC’s in seeking to recover fraud proceeds through the use of procedures including freezing injunctions and asset tracing.
  • Construction: Acted on arbitrations, adjudications and disputes in the Technology and Construction Court.  This includes ICC Arbitration proceedings where the seat of the arbitration was Liege, Belgium.
  • Judicial Review: Principally representing educational institutions.  Further clients have included a consortium of law firms threatened with losing their franchise contracts.
  • A member of the team appointed to gather evidence for the Harold Shipman and Bloody Sunday Independent Inquiries.
  • Lectured on various matters including private law rights, restitution and fraud recovery.
Neville Takiar

Neville Takiar

Partner

Neville has extensive experience advising on a broad range of legal disputes. He previously spent five years at North East firm Muckle before establishing TT Law in 2013. He is described by Legal 500 as a solicitor who "stands out for his excellent client-care skills and skilful negotiation" (2016) and is noted for being "particularly astute at guiding clients through the many pitfalls of litigation" (2017). The 2018 guide describes him as "excellent and extremely bright, as well as very responsive and entrepreneurial in his approach."

Mobile: 07590 671 000 neville.takiar@ttlaw.co.uk

He advises across sectors including retail, manufacturing, hospitality/leisure, engineering, technology, media/communications, transport and professional services.  His clients include national hotel and leisure groups, care homes, fashion retailers, property companies and a number of high net worth individuals.

Key experience

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  • Represented clients ranging from private individuals, SME’s and PLC’s on commercial disputes of various types, including those concerning the sale of goods, supply of services, claims of negligence, infringement of intellectual property rights and fraud.
  • Applied for and obtained numerous mandatory, prohibitory and freezing injunctions, including injunctions restraining presentation and advertisement of winding-up petitions in the Companies Court.
  • Advised commercial property landlords in relation unpaid rent, forfeiture, property misuse, dilapidations and disputes with local authorities regarding liability for payment of non-domestic rates.
  • Advised corporate and individual clients on disputes with virtually every UK high street bank. Matters have included unfair treatment contrary to FCA regulations, mis-selling of complex financial derivative products and losses flowing from alleged rigging of foreign currency exchange markets.
  • Insurance coverage disputes ranging from those concerning property damage to income protection policies. Represented a number of retired sports professionals in disputes with insurers under policies of accident and sickness insurance following career ending injuries.
  • Represented a government department in the recovery of substantial pension overpayments.
  • Acted for a number of high-net worth individuals in matters concerning reputation protection (defamation, privacy, misuse of private information and malicious prosecution).
  • Represented numerous clients in fee disputes with other law firms, including issuing proceedings in the Senior Courts Costs Office under the Solicitors Act 1974.