Our Litigation team is mandated to approach each case with a fresh perspective and to look for opportunities to resolve conflicts in a cost-efficient and effective way. We have successfully carried to full trial many cases, yet we have also been successful at employing alternative dispute resolution techniques on behalf of our clients. Our focus is providing quality litigation and dispute resolution service but it must reflect our clients’ priorities and needs. Our team is bolstered by consultants such as Sir Henry Forde, K.A., Q.C., a region-wide respected litigator who brings considerable skill and expertise.
Our clients include several large national, multinational and international companies. We are equally adept at representing small companies, government agencies and individuals, many of whom turn to us for quality representation at a reasonable cost. By listening to the needs of our clients and looking for opportunities to resolve conflicts in non-traditional ways, we have established solid relationships with our clients. We are proud of the trust and loyalty that all of our clients, both large and small, have placed in us.
Be it complex commercial litigation involving time sensitive injunctive relief, intricate bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, detailed construction claims or confidential employment law issues, our litigation group is balanced in expertise and resources capable of achieving our clients’ objectives.
- Civil, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
- Labour and Employment
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Utility Regulation
- Bankruptcy and Insolvency
- Enforcement of Securities
- Construction Law
- Debt Collection
- Cross-Border Enforcement
We have invested the resources to build a layered commercial litigation department to satisfy our clients’ needs in a cost effective manner. The Department comprises two partners of over 20 and 15 years commercial litigation experience respectively, out of our litigation team of 7 attorneys who specialise in commercial litigation. This along with extensive research resources and streamlined systems allow us to provide thorough, cost-effective representation of our clients at all levels of the judicial system. We also adopt a flexible, result-oriented approach to facilitate out-of-court settlements including mediation and negotiation in order to achieve speedy resolutions to legal conflicts. The firm has conducted some of the island’s most impactful litigation, including one case which involves one of the largest judgments ordered in this country.
Arbitration is an integral feature of the firm’s alternative dispute resolution practice which also includes representing clients in mediations and conciliations in a variety of commercial matters. With expertise in domestic and international arbitrations, the firm represents parties in arbitration proceedings and challenges to the arbitral process in court. In concert with its deep understanding of the arbitral process, the firm has provided internationally published guidance on recognition, challenges to and enforcement of awards.
Clarke Gittens Farmer boasts of having a strong Labour and Employment Law team. With a combination of legal experience and innovation, the firm is able to provide straightforward practical advice for both employers and employees. The firm’s competencies include advising on local Labour and Employment laws, preparing the appropriate documents for employment engagements and separations, conducting contract reviews, drafting and reviewing Disciplinary and Grievance policies, advising on inter-company disputes and negotiating with the local unions.
We act for both individuals and corporations in various types of personal injury matters. We provide a committed, client-focused service with a personal, hands-on approach. We offer face-to-face appointments and take you through every step of the matter, as we work towards getting the right result. Whether your injury is minor or has major life-changing implications, we are committed. We pride ourselves on our preparation, experience and ability to find creative solutions to each case and ensure the best possible result for our client. Our skilled team of attorneys will take the time to investigate your case and having represented both Claimants and Defendants, have the experience, foresight and skill to properly evaluate the full extent of the claim and make an assessment as to the best way forward to achieve your ultimate goal.
The firm has and continues to represent local and regional clients in the energy sector. Our services include advice and representation in securing regulatory approvals, amendments to rates and representation of client interests in rate hearings and review as well as challenges to regulatory decisions.
Our Department has developed and garnered a great depth of experience in advising our banking clients and has a great level of understanding of the needs of the industry. The firm has built and continues to maintain strong relationships with local and international banks, financial institutions and lending agencies. Therefore, we are able to advise our banking clients on their exposure to potential claims. We understand and appreciate the need for accessibility, responsiveness and the internal pressures and timelines which lenders are required to meet. We have assisted our clients with claims relating to undue influence, breach of contract, breach of mandate and fraud just to name a few.
A number of the firm’s Attorneys-at-Law are specially trained in bankruptcy and insolvency with significant expertise in this area of law. For over a decade the firm has represented and advised various stakeholders including creditors, receivers, debtors and liquidators in the gamut of voluntary and involuntary proceedings. Our practical, commercially sensitive and efficiency focused approach has proved invaluable to our clients. Regionally the firm has advised on enforcement options and strategies to retail-banking, developmental-banking and other commercial clients.
Our practice group specialises in the enforcement of securities of all levels of complexity. We have standardised this recovery process in order to ensure the speediest realisation possible in each case.
Our Litigation Department has received specialised training on major forms of construction contracts, as well as arbitral regimes governing construction contracts.
Therefore, our Department is well poised to provide specialised litigation advice to commence and defend claims of relating to construction law. We have successfully represented owners, developers, general contractors, construction managers, architects, engineers, subcontractors, material suppliers and sureties in all aspects of the construction industry.
Clarke Gittens Farmer provides a tailored suite of debt collection solutions to suit the needs of our local and international clientele. Our clients include the region’s major commercial banks, conglomerates, local small businesses and individual lenders. Besides recovery we take the time to understand and advise on reputational exposure and any factor which we believe will impact on our client’s brand. Our team has in depth knowledge and experience in dealing with these matters which allow us to provide debt collection solutions at the most economical rates possible.
Our firm’s cross-border litigation practice compliments our commercial cross border advisory services. In addition to enforcing final judgments, securing returns to overseas clients from local assets, we have also obtained interim relief, preserving the rights of overseas clients pending substantive enforcement proceedings.