ProfileLiam specialises in civil law, with a focus on commercial, employment, wills and inheritance, and property work. He represents a wide range of clients in county courts and employment tribunals across the country, as well as in the High Court. He is available to appear in court, or to give advice in writing or in conference. His advice often assists clients in negotiating favourable settlements at an early stage of proceedings, thereby saving the expense and stress of needing to go to court.
In his commercial practice, Liam advises businesses in matters such as contractual disputes, debt recovery/unpaid fees, misrepresentation, and company law claims. He has a particular interest in consumer rights and sale of goods cases (for example, claims that goods sold were not of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose) and represents both businesses and consumers in this area. He also undertakes insolvency work, and has recently appeared in an important High Court appeal (Choudhry v Luton Borough Council) concerning the making of a bankruptcy order.
Liam has specialised in employment law since 2009, and over that time has appeared in employment tribunals across the country, as well as conducting several appeals before the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has extensive experience of advising and representing employers and employees in matters such as unfair dismissal (including redundancy, misconduct, and capability dismissals), wrongful dismissal, all forms of discrimination claims (race discrimination, sex discrimination, disability discrimination, age discrimination, etc), TUPE claims, breach of contract, and unlawful deductions from wages cases. He recently represented the Claimant in a high-profile whistleblowing dismissal case which was reported in several national newspapers.
Liam undertakes a range of probate work; for example, disputes over the terms of wills, disputes over the validity of wills, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, and applications for the removal of executors. In recent months, he has advised beneficiaries under a will in a successful High Court application for the removal of the executor, and has represented an executor in a successful claim against a beneficiary for the repayment of an overpaid legacy.
Within his property practice, Liam undertakes landlord and tenant and trusts (TOLATA) work, besides having experience in more niche areas (for example, agricultural holdings cases). He has extensive experience in assisting landlords in obtaining possession orders against tenants, but also acts for tenants resisting eviction, where his experience of acting for landlords can be put to good use. Liam has also recently acted for a homeowner in successfully defending a claim by her ex-partner that he was entitled to a share in her property.
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