Stuart Evans

Experience

  • I have over 30 years’ experience in commercial disputes both in the UK and overseas.
  • I have acted for multinationals, PLC's, SME's and high net worth individuals, seeking to understand their business and concerns, what matters to them and providing a service to match. I have strong international links.
  • I have significant experience in devising effective strategies to solve problems as swiftly as possible through effective case management, suitable funding arrangements and proactive negotiation, at all times looking at commercial realities from my client’s perspective. I am an accredited mediator.

Recent highlights

  • Representing clients in major contractual disputes in a wide number of sectors, boardroom disputes and shareholder claims, partnership disputes, professional indemnity, insolvency, commercial fraud and international asset tracing, engineering, IP, breach of restrictive covenant disputes, jurisdictional disputes and trade defamation disputes. This has involved litigation in all courts including appellate courts, urgent applications for injunctions and interim relief, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including many high value mediations.
  • Representing an international pharmaceutical company in a multi-million dollar claim for recovery of contractual royalties against a large overseas corporation (ICC arbitration); advising client in engineering sector in relation to substantial claims for the cost of upgrades arising out of an agreement for the hire of specialist maintenance equipment; successfully defending listed US corporation in breach of contract/IP infringement claim by UK company in relation to a Licence of Industrial Designs Agreement; representing trustees of a charitable trust in multi-million pound claim for professional negligence against a major international bank in relation to alleged unsuitable investments; representing sellers in substantial claims for breach of warranty brought by the parties in relation to alleged inaccuracies in the parties' accounts at the time of completion of share purchase.

Significant reported cases

  • UOC Corp Alipour v Ary [1997] BCC 377
  • CIETAC v Balli [1998] 2 Lloyds Rep 76
  • Normaco v Lundman & Others [1999] 2 CPLR 326
  • Secretary of State for Trade & Industry v Travel Time (UK) Ltd [2000] BCC 792
  • Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd v Wärtsilä [2004] EWHC 1284 (COMM)
  • C v D and another [2010] EWHC 2940 (Ch); [2010] WLR (D) 292
  • Paintshield v XPEL Technologies [2018] EWHC 967

Membership/appointments

  • The Law Society
  • Former board member of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms

Contact Details


+44 20 7865 8474
stuart.evans@blmlaw.com
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Testimonials


"A leading partner in the team, who has resolved a number of tricky matters for our clients. Whilst technical skills are a given at this level Stuart has an impressive track record based on first class client relationships”; and “enthusiastic, diligent, likeable and commercially realistic. Just what you need in a legal advisor nowadays.”

Client

"Outstanding"...Stuart Evans is "very methodical and good at taking a step back and looking at a situation critically." Clients say he is "calm and measured with a good commercial brain: he looks at a problem from a businessman's perspective, which is very useful."

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