Hull, United Kingdom
I lead the commercial litigation team at Bridge McFarland and we pride ourselves on being skilled and tenacious litigators while being easy to work with and down to earth. We act for well known local businesses and a number of national names as well as individuals who want a commercial approach and who want to be listened to and not talked at.
Much of the work we do arises from corporate transactions (warranty claims and the like) and disputes between shareholders and directors. We have a long history of dealing with interim injunction applications particularly where senior employees change employers and their issues arising from allegations of breach of use of confidential information and breach of restrictive covenants.
We have worked hard to put in place what we believe to be an unbeatable range of funding and After the Event insurance options.
I spent much of my career working at Andrew Jackson in Hull before moving to Langleys in York to be Head of their Dispute Resolution Department. I joined Bridge McFarland as an equity partner in May 2012.
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution
I have been ranked as a ‘leader in the field’ by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 have rated Bridge McFarland as a ‘leading firm’. The most recent listing is below:
Chambers & Partners: "Very professional, bright and intelligent solicitor." Clients appreciate that he is "practical in his approach and very clear about what case you have."
Thank you for all your help. I must say at all times your pragmatic approach has I'm sure steered me in the most sensible direction, even though at times my heart said otherwise
I am certain that you know how much it meant to us to win the auction. [between the separate factions of the partnership for the business going forward] Thank you for all your help in a difficult case and for all your moral support which helped in times of great personal doubt.
Constant rejection of any claim is disheartening. Rob Ripley’s determination and positivity gave me the mental strength to continue pursuing what I knew to be right. The result was fair, justified and will make a tremendous difference to our business. The past five years have been harrowing.
The bank closed its doors to our claim and refused to re-open or permit appeal. I will always be indebted to Rob and hope that others will benefit from his stalwart approach
Multi million pound, multi party litigation in Australia acting for a UK Civil Engineering company where our client was entirely successful at trial.
Disputes within partnerships of various kinds (including vets, GPs and lawyers).
Acting for a Civil Engineering company in a dispute with a well known German manufacturer of heavy plant and equipment in which our client succeeded in establishing liability and recovering damages.
Multi million pound negligence claim against a firm of solicitors arising out of unsuccessful multi party personal injury litigation which left that firm’s client liable for millions of pounds of their opponents’ costs.
Claims against banks resulting in significant awards of damages following mis-selling of financial products.
Successful search and seize injunction recovering evidence of dishonesty by a former director of our client which resulted in significant damages being awarded and the closure of the rogue director’s new business venture.
Regular instructions in cases involving the move of key employees (including team moves) and both seeking and opposing interim injunctive relief.
Commercial Litigation Association
Professional Negligence Lawyers Association