Awarded The Legal 500’s highest ranking, our dispute resolution practice is renowned for its experience in the environmental energy, waste management, technology, sports and pharmaceutical sectors. Its broad client base extends to both national and international businesses, many of which have been advised by the team for over 25 years.

Leading the team is Matt Brandis, recognised as one of the most influential litigators in the Thames Valley, according to The Lawyer’s Hot 100; and solicitor-advocates, who are regarded as being at the top of their game by the Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire Law Society.

The practice also created new law recently when defending its client in a high-profile case whereby the final judgment on the main claim was given in its client’s favour.


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Chambers UK 2024

  • Litigation team ranked in Band 2 within Thames Valley
  • Matthew Brandis Band 2 in Thames Valley for Litigation
  • Craig Williams Band 1 in Thames Valley for Litigation and Environment
  • Simon Carroll ranked as Up and Coming in Thames Valley for Litigation

Chambers HNW 2024

  • Private wealth disputes ranked Band 1 in Thames Valley
  • Matthew Brandis Band 2 for Private wealth disputes in Thames Valley
  • Craig Williams Band 1 for Private wealth disputes in Thames Valley

Legal 500 UK, 2024

  • Team ranked in tier 1 for commercial litigation
  • Team ranked in tier 2 for contentious trusts and probate
  • Team ranked in tier 4 for property litigation
  • Craig Williams ranked as Leading Individual for commercial litigation and for contentious trusts and probate
  • Simon Carroll ranked as Next Generation Partner for commercial litigation
  • Rajiv Malhotra ranked as Rising Star for commercial litigation
  • Matthew Brandis ranked as Recommended Lawyer for contentious trusts and probate
  • Elliott Brookes as Recommended Lawyer for property litigation
  • Steven Smith as Recommended Lawyer for commercial litigation

The Times Best Law Firms

The firm has been ranked in The Times Best Law Firms for commercial dispute resolution since 2022.

Other firm accreditations

  • Matt Brandis was a finalist Lawyer of the Year 2023 by Berks, Bucks & Oxfordshire (BB&O) Law Society.
  • Winner of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Customer Service Award 2023.
  • Gold Winner for the Service Excellence Award 2023 for SME MK Buckinghamshire Business Awards.

Key clients

Many of our clients prefer to stay anonymous but here are a few that have allowed us to share their names:

  • Summerleaze Group
  • BIC UK Limited
  • Biffa Waste Services Limited
  • P B Donoghue Group
  • National House Building Council (NHBC)
  • Toshiba Medical Systems Limited
  • UK Parking Control Limited
  • Grove Court Properties
  • Kawasaki Motors UK
  • The Amtico Company Limited
  • Continental Tyres

Team Testimonials

Clients who instruct the Dispute Resolution Team can rely on the solicitors they instruct and as a barrister it is always a joy to receive instructions from B P Collins because you know the case will be well prepared and the clients will have received commercial, practical and realistic advice.” – Chambers UK, 2023

Matthew Brandis and Craig Williams complement each other well and make a formidable team – this partnership of minds, passion for the law, and effort makes them stand out from their competitors.” – Legal 500, 2024

“A powerhouse of a regional firm, the results that they achieve are first-class, surpassing all expectations.” – Legal 500 UK, 2024

Matthew Brandis is an excellent lawyer, his client care is excellent. He has an amazing ability to make each client feel that they are his most important client.’”– Legal 500 UK, 2024