Jake Cassidy

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I joined Gordon Dadds in 2013 from Harris Cartier Ltd. Prior to this I read law at Nottingham Law School. I deal with a broad range of civil litigation for commercial clients of all sizes. My experience includes contractual disputes, partnership disputes, professional negligence claims (including against solicitors and IFAs), arbitration, banking litigation, claims concerning the sale of interest rate hedging products and claims brought under the Commercial Agents Regulations 1993. Recent work includes being part of the legal team acting for claimants against a bank in relation to a multi-million dollar claim concerning the sale of the claimants’ share in an onshore oil field. Outside of work, I am a keen Tottenham Hotspur supporter.

What is your most interesting legal experience?

One of my most interesting legal experiences was when I was acting as a member of the defendant legal team concerning claims brought against our client relating to a commercial olive press. We were able to learn the intricacies of olive oil production from a master miller.

What is your best legal anecdote?

I learnt at an early stage that parties to litigation are not always alive to the importance of preserving key evidence. On one occasion, I was dealing with a claim concerning an allegedly damaged gearbox, so we requested inspection of the item. What was received was a cigarette packet containing metal shavings that appeared to have been swept up off a workshop floor.

Harris Cartier Ltd (2004 - 2013)

College of Law, London

Nottingham Law School - LLB (Hons) Law

London Solicitors Litigation Association

British Russian Law Association

LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7518 0253

Email: jakecassidy@gordondadds.com

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