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Laurence Page is a leading commercial and infrastructure advocate, whose practice includes some of the highest value and most complex litigation and arbitrations currently before the English courts, the DIFC and DIAC.
He is recognised as a “tier 1” barrister by Legal 500 and Chambers in Middle East disputes, encompassing a significant domestic and international commercial and professional negligence practice. He has acted in some of the largest Commercial Court shareholder and fraud disputes of recent years including Skatteforvaltningen v Solo Capital Partners LLP, described as “one of the largest and most complex pieces of litigation to be heard in the Commercial Court”, and a multi-billion dollar shareholder DIFC-LCIA arbitration. Laurence is highly rated in the directories as a “determined and thorough” advocate who “grasp of the facts and the evidence is encyclopaedic.”
Much of Laurence’s work focuses on large-scale, frequently multi-party disputes concerning emerging technologies. He has acted in major disputes concerning start-ups in new satellite technology, food delivery apps, direct-to-consumer optical services, horticultural lighting, dark kitchens, carbon capture and storage and spread betting. His wider energy and infrastructure experience has included natural gas shipping contracts, bitumen import/exports, sea-wall defences, and (allegedly) the world’s largest privately-owned fish-tank.
Laurence frequently appears as sole advocate in heavy arbitrations and litigations, whilst also being led by KCs on very high profile disputes.
In addition to appearing in cases before the English Commercial Court, Technology and Construction Court, and Court of Appeal, Laurence appears regularly before the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and the Qatar International Court. Laurence has a particular focus on disputes in the Middle East; his work takes him to the region most months.
Laurence is recognised as a Tier 1 barrister in his specialisms by both Chambers UK and Legal 500. He is recognised as a leading junior in Commercial Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation (Middle East), Commercial Litigation, Fraud (Civil), Construction and Professional Negligence.
“He has very good attention to detail and he’s very good with clients.” (Chambers – Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“Laurence is disarmingly relaxed but totally on it and really sharp. He has a good manner in court and gets judges on side.” (Chambers – Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“He is very competent and engages really well with client teams and instructing lawyers. He provides great legal and commercially savvy support when acting as junior counsel and comes up with clear and concise solutions to issues.” (Chambers – Dispute Resolution (Middle East))
“Extremely commercially astute. He grasps the technical points very quickly, as well as the legal points.” (Legal 500 – construction)
“Very responsive, highly intelligent and great fun to work with. A legal polymath who seems to have an expert grip on many different areas of law.” (Legal 500 – Commercial Litigation)
“‘Knowledgeable, self-motivated, with excellent client relationship skills; a very good all-round senior junior in commercial and fraud matters.” (Legal 500 – civil fraud)
“Very pro-active, user-friendly, understands the legal framework in the UAE and the interplay between onshore and offshore regimes. He is very friendly and willing to attend preliminary meetings or provide preliminary advice, which is often well received by clients.” (Legal 500 – Middle East)
“Laurence is diligent, intelligent and I like that he gets on with things. He has excellent judgement and is very easy to work with.” (Chambers – Dispute Resolution (Middle East))
“Laurence is always available to assist on very urgent matters; he is available 24/7.” (Chambers Global – Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“His advocacy is incredible; he is pragmatic and he is thoughtful.” (Chambers Global – Commercial Dispute Resolution)
“Very hard-working, he is wonderful both with clients and solicitors. He takes responsibility and consistently delivers.” (Chambers Global)
“Laurence Page is a well-known London-based barrister who has a strong DIFC practice. He is regularly instructed on matters concerning allegations of white-collar fraud, and often assists with cases involving freezing injunctions and search orders.” (Chambers Global – Dispute Resolution (Middle East))
“Charismatic, commercially astute, very good with clients and solicitors, and extremely hard working.” (Legal 500)
‘Very easy-going and calm, and has a good court presence. He is a pleasure to work alongside.’ (Legal 500)
“Has an in depth grasp of the commercial realities, pressures and drivers that means he talks his client’s language and understands their needs in a way that is rare amongst the Bar.” (Legal 500)
“Bright, practical and invaluable on significant issues – he will become one of the DIFC regular go-to counsel in the next few years.” (Legal 500, EMEA)
“A good advocate who knows his cases inside out, works hard and is immensely likeable.” (Chambers UK)
“He is easy to work with and very approachable.” (Legal 500)
“A good advocate who knows his cases inside out, works hard and is immensely likeable.” (Chambers Global)
“His grasp of the facts and the evidence is encyclopaedic.” (Legal 500)
“He is very determined and thorough.” (Legal 500)
“An intelligent lawyer with a good grasp of the legal principles and how they are applied.” (Legal 500)
Laurence is involved in a number of very high value banking and finance related disputes. Recommended by both Chambers & Prs and Legal 500 for his commercial expertise both in the UK and internationally, he has experience working with institutional clients on high-profile disputes and in technical claims.
Laurence’s commercial experience includes agency, banking, civil fraud, economic torts, equity, financial services, guarantees, and restitution. He has extensive practical experience of freezing injunctions, proprietary injunctions, search orders and stakeholder applications. He is recommended by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for his commercial expertise both in the UK and internationally.
Laurence has a very busy construction and engineering litigation, arbitration and adjudication practice. He acts for employers, contractors and subcontractors on a large number of projects. He is highly experienced in issues of adjudication enforcement.
Many of Laurence’s claims arise from contractual, technical or shareholder disputes relating to start-ups and innovative technology. He is a committee member of the SCL’s Competition and Tech Group.
Laurence is involved in many very substantial professional negligence claims, frequently as sole counsel appearing against senior juniors or KCs.
Laurence’s energy practice includes some of the largest contracts and disputes. His experiences includes trial advocacy in substantial arbitrations.
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