We have been involved in significant international disputes spanning Europe, Asia and the Americas
We offer our clients clear and practical legal advice to achieve the best results possible. Our range of services cover:
- Mediation and arbitration
- Property disputes
- Banking and insolvency
- Asset recovery and fraud
- Libel and defamation
- Professional negligence
- Group actions
Mediation & Arbitration
The Spector Constant & Williams mediation and arbitration legal service offers parties a private legal mediation forum within which to resolve disputes. We find many corporate companies and small businesses prefer arbitration to more public court legal proceedings.
Our approach to the resolution of legal disputes is to provide strategic and commercial legal advice within the agreed, or most appropriate, legal dispute resolution process.
Spector Constant & Williams have a highly experienced team which specialises in property disputes. We can assist with:
- Title and contractual disputes for developers
- JCT contract disputes
- Contractual disputes such as non-completion and specific performance actions
- Landlord & tenant disputes, such as contested rent reviews, forfeiture, injunctions to restrain or to enforce leasehold covenants and damages claims for dilapidations
- Property-related professional negligence claims
- Proprietary estoppel claims
- Adverse possession, rights of way and other easement disputes
- Urgent applications for emergency relief
Banking & Insolvency
Richard Spector of Spector Constant & Williams was selected by the administrators of the collapsed Lehman Brothers to represent the interests of Lehman’s customers. These customers had segregated monies in Lehman’s client account at the time of its collapse.
Richard represented these customers during a four-week trial at the high court (possibly the largest and most complex insolvency directions hearing the court had ever heard) and received wide-spread recognition for their work.
Our knowledge and experience at Spector Constant & Williams in banking and insolvency law is second-to-none.
Asset Recovery & Fraud
Recent years have seen a huge increase in fraud on a global scale. Many fraud cases can often involve several jurisdictions and countries, and there is the rapid increase in fraud conducted online.
Spector Constant & Williams have an exceptional team of Fraud and Asset Recovery Lawyers with a wealth of international asset recovery law experience.
We have been involved in significant international disputes spanning Europe, Asia and the USA, and have extensive knowledge and experience of tracing assets and applying for freezing injunctions.
Libel & Defamation
We assist clients with libellous or defamatory issues both in the UK and worldwide. Our services cover traditional broadcast and print, as well as online publications and social media. Where it is not possible to stop publication in advance, we are able to influence the material that is published, often working in close conjunction with the client’s public relations advisers. If necessary we can also secure (often in a matter of hours) court injunctions prohibiting publication, particularly of private information.
When false or intrusive material has already been published or broadcast, we are able to act quickly to have it removed or corrected, or to otherwise take steps to reduce the visibility of the material online.
Professional negligence is a complex area of law requiring specific litigation experience and expertise. Unfortunately clients are often wrongly advised by their professional advisers which causes them loss. It is possible to bring a claim against these advisers who will normally have a professional indemnity insurance policy that can respond to such claims. The Professional Negligence team at Spector Constant & Williams is driven, robust and has excellent expertise in the area.
In many cases legal action that would be difficult, expensive or even impossible to bring about for an individual, is much more likely to succeed for a group. We have experience in group actions for many areas of law including corporate disputes, tax disputes, property disputes and professional negligence.
We are one of a few legal firms operating in the UK who have a significant level of expertise in this emerging area. We can assist whether you’re initiating a Private Prosecution or protecting a client from a Private Prosecution.
Services for Individuals & Companies
Many people believe that it is only the British government via the Crown Prosecution Service that can bring criminal charges to court using a Public Prosecution. However, it’s possible for an individual or company, if they feel they are the victim of a crime, to pursue someone using the criminal justice system via a Private Prosecution.
Those bringing a case will need to have evidence that they have been the victim of a crime and proof that it’s in the public interest to pursue it.
Ensuring Justice is Achieved
Often individuals and companies turn to Private Prosecutions because hard-pressed public organisations lack the budgets or skills to bring a prosecution to court. In complicated cases, typically involving ‘white collar crime,’ a Private Prosecution is seen as a better route to ensuring justice is achieved and can also help speed up a case.
This approach is different from making a traditional financial ‘claim’ through the civil courts as it involves using the criminal courts.
We Both Defend & Initiate
Spector Constant & Williams has experience in both defending and initiating Private Prosecutions. Our service is particularly appreciated by individuals working within the complex financial services sector who have, in recent years, witnessed a substantial increase in prosecutions directed at bankers and other financial sector professionals.