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  • Losses arising from breach of concession agreement

    Appointed by the claimant to prepare calculation of losses arising for a company operating a hair and beauty concession in a department store following the opening of a competing concession against the terms of the concession agreement. The claimant was funded by insurers so it was important to obtain a rapid assessment of the claim’s quantum. Whilst we identified that no direct loss could be proven in respect of the product line allegedly impacted by the new concession, the claimant did have a potential claim in respect of other actions taken by the department store in earlier years.

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  • Assessing merits of a claim for mediation

    Acting as the expert advisor to assess the merits of a claim for loss of profits brought by an online dog trading website as a result of the scraping of data by an online media business. Our work was undertaken for the purposes of mediation, following which the claim settled for around 10% of the amount claimed.

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  • Arbitration – breach of distribution agreement

    Acting as the expert for an international pharmaceutical company to quantify losses suffered as a result of a contractual dispute in relation to a distribution agreement. We prepared an expert report, working closely with a market expert, to quantify the losses suffered by the claimant and assessed a counterclaim by the defendant. Kate Hart gave evidence in the final arbitration hearing.

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  • Swap consequential loss

    Calculating the losses suffered by a number of different property investors and developers due to the inability to invest sums paid under interest rate hedging products into new property opportunities. Some claims settled through the FCA review process, others developed into court proceedings and we produced expert reports quantifying consequential losses for use in those proceedings.

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  • Early stage settlement for breach of contract

    Appointed as an expert to quantify the losses suffered by a multinational wine company over a five year period in respect of a production and packaging contract. The client initially estimated losses at around £1 million but we considered they were significantly greater. We were engaged in the early stages of dispute, before proceedings had been issued by the claimant, to prepare a report quantifying various stock losses. Our report helped the client to negotiate a settlement well in excess of their initial estimation of loss.

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