CANDEY is recognised by The Lawyer, Legal Business, Chambers and the Legal 500 as a leading litigation law firm in corporate and commercial litigation and international arbitration. We have appeared in a number of significant High Court and Court of Appeal cases, making new law and clarifying existing law.

We regularly achieve substantial victories for our clients, who are successful entrepreneurs, multi-nationals and professionals in a wide range of different areas and sectors, from oil and gas to technology, from financial services and banking to hotels.

Recent reported cases include High Court and Court of Appeal judgments on the ability to grant security over monies in Court, the principle of good faith, reflective loss and double derivative shareholder actions, the value secured by floating charges, verbal constructive trusts, resulting trusts, competing arbitration and court clauses, varying retainers, non-party costs orders, and the value of security pursuant to a floating charge.

We have a particular interest in pursuing insolvency practitioners, banks, large financial institutions and multi-national conglomerates.

We have a track record of establishing board room deceit as well as negligence, and are keen to take on cases which have fundamental consequences for entire industries.

We specialise in:

  • Corporate and commercial disputes;
  • Shareholder and joint venture disputes
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Prosecuting and defending allegations of fraud;
  • Representing lawyers and suing law firms.

Our approach to litigation is thoroughly commercial. We think innovatively and work in partnership with our clients to protect and further their interests.

CANDEY London Office

Corporate & Commercial Litigation

Our litigation team specialises in a wide range of international commercial, financial and technology disputes, including contract, company, joint venture, partnership and shareholder claims. We have appeared in some of the biggest cases before the High Court and were one of only 2 London law firms to have 2 High Court cases feature in the The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases.

International Arbitrations

We act in high value arbitrations in Dubai, Singapore (SIAC), Hong Kong (HKIAC), UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC with ancillary proceedings in the Commercial Court in London, the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore, Paris and Cyprus.

Insolvency & Fraud

We act for and against receivers, liquidators and administrators, including interim receivers and provisional liquidators. We take a no nonsense approach to protecting and attacking insolvency practitioners, and in acting for fixed and floating charge creditors.

Lawyers & Law Firms

We represent and protect lawyers and sue law firms in professional negligence. We regularly work with or on behalf of other lawyers in other jurisdictions, particularly in the British Virgin Islands, USA, CIS and Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, Ukraine and USA.


English lawyers normally charge on a time basis. We are one of only a very few firms of leading commercial litigation lawyers who will act on a contingent basis, charging only when we have won a case. Our success fee approach is based on a percentage of recoveries or with an increase or “uplift” on our hourly rates. Where appropriate we will also fund barristers’ fees and/or charge on a fixed fee basis. Where required we work with a number of ATE insurers to obtain cover for adverse costs. This flexible approach to legal costs is favoured by both entrepreneurs and multi-nationals.


We work on a daily basis in close collaboration with law firms throughout the world. We have relationships with leading law firms in the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Belize, Netherlands Antilles, Bermuda, Jersey, Guernsey, Cyprus, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Norway, Ireland, Scotland, Northern Ireland, South Korea, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

We are not tied to any one firm or network and are always very keen to work with law firms throughout the world, whether they are instructed to act on behalf of our clients or us for theirs.

A number of our commercial litigation lawyers have been called and admitted to the bar of the British Virgin Islands. We are frequently in the British Virgin Islands where we work together with local BVI lawyers in leading cases before the Commercial Court and Eastern Caribbean Circuit.


8 Stone Buildings
Lincoln’s Inn
London WC2A 3TA

+44 20 3370 8888