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Michael Clavell-Bate, Senior Partner

Michael Clavell-Bate

Senior Partner

Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Reputation management
  • Transport

Practice notes

Michael is the Senior Office Partner in Manchester and the head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution team.

He specialises in heavy weight corporate disputes including warranty claims, shareholder disputes, claims arising from sale and purchase agreements, negligence claims and has expertise in all areas of defamation law.  Reputation management is a feature of Michael's practice particularly arising from online publications.  Michael has featured in the legal directories for many years in the top category of leading individuals for commercial litigation in the North West.

Legal 500/Chambers and Partners:

He is a polished operator - rated by clients as an excellent strategist".

Lauded for its 'commercially focused advice', Eversheds LLP represents an impressive array of corporates across a broad spectrum of commercial litigation. Headed by the vastly experienced Michael Clavell-Bate, the team is praised for its 'strength and depth'.

Senior partner Michael Clavell-Bate is a highly respected individual in the North West market and beyond. He is renowned for his wide-ranging expertise in commercial disputes and his specialisation in defamation law. Clients praise him as "accommodating and very experienced. He's always able to deliver pragmatic advice when you need it most."

Examples of Michael's recent experience include:

  • Acting for a major retailer in managing the press following the termination of a high profile contract.
  • Acting for the one of the North West's fastest growing and most profitable private companies in various disputes following numerous acquisitions.
  • Acting for one of the world's largest manufacturers of kitchenware in relation to various contract disputes in the UK.
  • Acting for numerous clients and Logistics disputes (on both sides of the supply chain).
  • Acting for one of Europe's largest private companies in multi-million pound claims for overpaid tax.

Logistics - Michael coordinates and leads the Logistics Sub-Sector of our global Transport Sector Group coordinating client service for our logistics clients across the globe.

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