- (FCIArb) Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution
Gwendoline is head of the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Group and joined from City firm, Herbert Smith Freehills.
Ranked as a leading individual and in the top tier for commercial dispute work for a number of years, Gwendoline is a highly respected litigator and has been involved in several reported cases. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession describes Gwendoline as “first-class” and “a star litigator who is very commercial and responds very quickly no matter what time or time zone.”
Her clients come from multiple industries and business sectors and include major corporates and leading financial institutions. She has more than 30 years of experience of representing clients in their most complex and important disputes. Her practice includes company and commercial disputes, trading disputes, regulatory matters, internal investigations and domestic and international arbitration.
She is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Dispute Resolution, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the International Bar Association.
Gwendoline is ranked as a leading individual in her field by independent guides to the profession: Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers. In 2018 she received the Hall of Fame accolade by the Legal 500 which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients and have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for six consecutive years or more.
In their words
"Long-standing relationships with clients is a core element of my business philosophy. My aim is to make my clients feel that I am one of their team; that I know their business, their people, their strategic aims and that I am there 100% for them all of the time. In terms of my approach to disputes, any lawyer can give clients legal theory but my emphasis is on providing commercially intelligent, pragmatic advice which gets to the root of the matter quickly. This enables clients to achieve their objective without detracting from the management of their day-to-day business and incurring significant legal costs."