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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 "technically superb” (2020), as a solicitor with "the type of knowledge and experience that can make a real difference to cases" (2017), a "technically superb and brilliant tactician" (2018) and someone who "gets to the nub of matters quickly" (2019).

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.
Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson

Partner

Rachel has a busy and diverse practice across all aspects of the firm’s principal work areas. She qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and joined TT Law in 2015. She leads on contentious probate matters (will, trust and estate disputes) and complex catastrophic personal injury claims. She is equally adept at working as part of a team and with her broad range of litigation experience is an invaluable resource for the firm’s larger commercial litigation projects.

Mobile: 07804 693 316 rachel.thompson@ttlaw.co.uk

Gemma McDade

Gemma McDade

Paralegal

Gemma joined TT Law in 2015 after eight years in the dispute resolution team at North East firm Muckle. She has a degree in law from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Gemma supports the Partners with delivery across the full spectrum of the firm’s litigation work and is routinely involved as part of a team working a range of high value and complex commercial disputes.

gemma.mcdade@ttlaw.co.uk