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Stephen Goodrham

Partner

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: Stephen Goodrham
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 234 0098
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 121 234 0027
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 7718 559 670

Expertise

Steve is an expert in dealing with commercial disputes. He is a specialist in acting for businesses that need to enforce restrictive covenants, as well as professional negligence cases and disputes arising out of business sales.

Experience

Steve has spent over 20 years dealing with commercial disputes, and has acted for plcs, private companies and individuals. He also advises clients on contractual claims, and how clients should terminate particular contracts or respond to termination by other contracting parties.

Interests

Steve enjoys table tennis, skiing and cooking. He also likes science fiction.

Successes

Several claims successfully enforcing restrictive covenants against former employees. Such claims have included ‘team moves’. All claims have ended quickly with final injunctions and awards of damages, some of which have been for several million pounds.

Professional negligence claims against solicitors and accountants which have settled through the use of alternative dispute resolution and have given settlements for millions of pounds to clients.

Advising several clients on how they should approach terminating key contracts to avoid claims being made against them. Key contracts have included franchises, supply of goods and supply of services.

Defending sellers of businesses in warranty claims brought on the back of allegations of dishonesty and which have resulted in the dismissal or discontinuance of the claims.