Summary

I am the head of Hill Dickinson’s commercial litigation team and also head the firm's Manchester office. I have over 20 years' experience of handling high-profile, high-value and complex litigation including judicial review. I have had success in the Court of Appeal on a wide range of matters covering contractual issues in the sports and aviation sectors, injunctive relief in alleged fraud actions and I have handled arbitration in relation to disputes on behalf of one of my major clients.

I have advised clients on competition law issues, including advice to a large corporate client in respect of potential Abuse of a Dominant Position issues surrounding restrictive covenants in leases.

A large number of the disputes that I deal with involve sensitive and highly confidential issues, particularly involving high profile individuals. I have represented a large number of celebrities and other high profile individuals in connection with phone hacking claims, and in particular issues of breach of confidentiality and breach of the Data Protection Act.

Chambers & Partners UK 2014: 'Approachable, always available and efficient, Geraldine heads the commercial litigation team. She is favourably described as 'a good tactician and someone well able to deal with the detail'.

Legal 500 UK 2013: Recommended for commercial litigation, Manchester office head Geraldine is 'a tenacious litigant and a thoughtful, cerebral lawyer'.

Legal 500 UK 2013: Recommended for sport, 'brilliant tactician' and experienced litigator Geraldine has acted in high-profile cases for footballers.

Expertise


- Commercial dispute resolution
- Insolvency
- Directors and officers
- Litigation
- Property litigation
- Property management
- Warranty claims

Experience

  • Hill Dickinson LLP

    Head of Commercial Litigation
    - Current
    Hill Dickinson LLP
  • Hill Dickinson LLP

    Partner
    100+ Employees 1997 - Current
    Hill Dickinson LLP
  • DWF LLP

    Partner
    1990 - 1997

Education History

  • Law Degree LLB

    University Of Sheffield
    1984 - 1987

Qualifications

Law Degree LLB

Clubs and Associations

Member of the Law Society

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