Ceri Bater – Director and Solicitor
- Commercial and Civil Dispute Resolution
- Debt Recovery Services
- Financial Services Litigation
- Professional Negligence
- Employment Law
John has extensive experience in resolving commercial disputes, having worked at one of the world’s leading international law firms. He has represented a wide range of clients from multi-national investment banks and Premier League football clubs to small businesses and individuals.
He always focuses on obtaining the best commercial outcome for his clients and often achieves this through early negotiation or mediation. Sometimes disputes require a determination by a court and he has represented clients in the County Court, High Court (Administrative, Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions), Court of Appeal and the Competition Appeal Tribunal.
Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500: “A ‘very capable litigator’, the ‘technically accomplished’ Watkins is noted for his ‘particular strength at handling professional negligence cases’.
John can assist with:
- Asset tracing
- Banking disputes
- Company, Director, Shareholder and Partnership disputes
- Contractual disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Injunctions especially Freezing Orders but also Search Orders and other commercial injunctions
- Judicial Review
- Professional negligence
- Property disputes
Nicola Caluan – Consultant Chartered Legal Executive
Nicola is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives, qualifying in 2003. Nicola specialises in all aspects of litigation, gaining significant experience working for Eversheds LLP for 14 years in the Financial Services Dispute Resolution Team where she specialised in banking and financial services litigation (both unsecured and secured finance) on behalf of major financial companies. Her work involved every stage of the litigation process in addition to pre-litigation and post litigation (to include different methods of enforcement).
The work included some complex litigation with one case in particular being reported and remains as good authority on the question of capitalisation and securitisation [Santander -v- Harrison and Another  EWHC 199 (QB) 7 February 2013].
Nicola can assist with:
- Debt recovery
- Breach of contract matters
- Dispute Resolution
- Financial Services litigation
- Professional Negligence
- Landlord & Tenant disputes including possession proceedings and enforcement
- Property litigation
Bater Law Ltd work alongside other solicitor firms so that if they cannot assist with your query they have trusted partners who they have worked with for many years and can refer you to them with full confidence that they will look after you. Bater Law Ltd do not pay or receive any referral fees.