Geraint qualified as a solicitor in 2006 and was latterly at a well-known commercial firm in Leeds where he was made a partner only seven years after qualifying.
Understanding that disputes cause businesses unwanted distraction, Geraint delivers a very responsive, decisive and client-focused service which concentrates on getting a commercial result quickly. Unlike some lawyers, he does not get bogged down in unimportant detail, or waste time and money in points scoring.
Geraint’s practice can be broken down into two principal areas: commercial disputes and real estate disputes.
In the former area, he has particular experience of B2B disputes in all market sectors, including IT, professional services, sale of goods and services, commercial agency, distribution and franchises. He has also acted for both claimants and defendants in professional negligence claims (for and against solicitors, accountants, surveyors and other professionals). Some of his key work has been bringing, and defending, claims for minority shareholder prejudice and breach of directors’ duties.
In the area of real estate disputes, Geraint has over twelve years’ experience dealing with the full range of contentious commercial landlord and tenant matters, including disputed 1954 Act lease renewals, dilapidations, lease forfeiture, trespass, nuisance, disputes relating to easements and rights of way, and rent/service charge recovery. A number of his recent instructions have included applying for urgent injunctive relief to prevent trespass and nuisance.
The majority of Geraint’s work is in the High Court and appellate courts. Two of his cases have also reached the Supreme Court.
He is trusted adviser and “go to lawyer” for a number of national and international companies.
"We came to Geraint in 2013 concerning a dispute we had with one of our distributors. We were owed a lot of money, it was hurting our company, and we needed a result. Geraint worked antisocial hours to turn things around and secured us a very favourable settlement at mediation. Since then, we go to him as our trusted adviser for all our UK dealings. We would not deal with anyone else." - (Mike Phelan, Vice President, Temptronix Inc).
"If I have a problem, I go to Geraint to solve it. He is always on point, instantly understands the commercial imperatives, and tells me in plain and frank terms what I need to know and need to do (rather than what he thinks I want to hear). He responds in a very quick and efficient manner." - (Tony Lee, Managing Director, Briggs Brothers).