Commercial law is Liam’s principal area of practice. He frequently appears in interlocutory and final hearings on the multi-track and fast track. Liam also advises in writing or conference and settles pleadings in all areas of commercial law.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Contractual disputes
- Sale of goods/supply of goods and services
- Construction disputes
- Debt recovery
- Claims based on economic torts, on mistake and misrepresentation, on bailment, and for money had and received
- Equitable remedies; for example, claims based on constructive, resulting, and Quistclose trusts
- Unjust enrichment claims; for example, claims based on failure of basis
- Personal and corporate insolvency
- Company law
- Cases turning on limitation points
- Professional negligence
- Credit hire
Liam accepts instructions directly from members of the public, as well as from solicitors. Besides appearing in court most days, he drafts pleadings and advises both in conference and in writing.
Choudhry v Luton Borough Council  EWHC 960 (Ch);  BPIR 1150;  RVR 208: An appeal to the High Court against the making of a bankruptcy order.
A series of claims on behalf of solicitors’ firms seeking to recover unpaid fees, including a recent successful application for summary judgment in a multi-track case, and ongoing proceedings (involving a counterclaim alleging professional negligence) currently set for a five-day trial in mid-2018.
Numerous proceedings involving the sale of motor vehicles; for example, concerning whether the vehicle was of satisfactory quality, or whether the vendor had good title to the vehicle. Liam has particular experience representing motor dealers, but has also successfully represented purchasers on numerous occasions, and is able to put his experience of representing one side to good use when representing the other.
Representing a care home in a successful claim for unpaid fees against the estate of a deceased resident, which turned on the effect of the resident’s lack of capacity on the enforceability of the contract. The experienced circuit judge hearing the trial indicated that his view of the case had been completely changed (for the better, so far as Liam’s clients were concerned) after hearing Liam’s arguments.
A successful application for summary judgment on behalf of a construction company, in a case turning on whether there had been a novation of the contract from one company to another.
Successfully acting in a dispute over the ownership of a prize-winning pedigree dog, in which the key question was whether a retention of title clause had been incorporated into the contract for sale of the dog.