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Deborah Polden, Partner

Deborah Polden


Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Consumer
  • Food and drink
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Product liability and product recall
  • Public procurement

Practice notes

Deborah is a Partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution team. She has experience of resolving a wide range of high-value and strategically important commercial disputes for large national and international clients across a number of industries. She has significant experience of High Court proceedings, including obtaining or resisting urgent injunctions, but is also able to assist clients to resolve their disputes without recourse to the Courts, through negotiation and mediation.

Deborah has experience of the range of commercial and contractual claims, with particular specialisms in breach of confidence, breach of restrictive covenant and product contamination claims and public procurement challenges.

Deborah also has experience of advising business on their potential liabilities under product liability legislation, guiding them through trade withdrawals or product recalls, and acting in subsequent compensation claims following the supply of defective products. She frequently delivers public training on preparing for and handling product recalls.

Whilst her practice is not limited to this area, Deborah has worked for a number of clients in the food and drink sector and is aware of the unique issues companies in this sector face.

Deborah is consistently named as an Associate to Watch in the Chambers & Partners guide, the latest 2017 edition noting that she is described by sources as “very sharp” and “very considerate”.

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