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Jerome Soucek

Solicitor

Jerome is a solicitor in our dispute resolution team. He acts for a broad spectrum of individual and commercial clients, providing advice on a range of complex civil and commercial litigation disputes. Since qualifying in 2010, Jerome has worked in a London firm and on the South Coast before joining our Brighton & Hove office.

Jerome’s clients

Jerome acts for both individuals and companies, advising on their best course of action and options in regard to prospective, threatened or existing litigation, in order to reach a desired outcome. He regularly acts for directors who are in dispute with their colleagues or management teams and require assistance in advising them on their best course of action. His practice also includes advising on contractual disputes, defamation, directors’ duties, injunctions, company and business disputes, media disputes, boundary disputes, civil fraud, settlement agreements and tort related claims or defences.

Experience and approach

Jerome provides pragmatic and clear advice on options available to his clients, with a focus on achieving a commercial and cost effective outcome. He is experienced in both defendant and claimant court proceedings.

Areas of expertise

  • Contractual disputes
  • Company and business disputes
  • Directors duties, shareholder and boardroom disputes
  • Property and boundary disputes
  • Civil litigation
  • Settlement Agreements
  • Defamation
  • Tort claims and defences

Jerome’s work

Defence of director of an aviation company accused of breaching his fiduciary duties owed to his fellow directors and shareholders and profiting from a competing company. Defence of court claim combined with successfully negotiating a share sale settlement in the client’s favour.

Claim by automobile company against a supplier for breach of express and implied terms of contract. Successful pre-action correspondence resulted in settlement for the client.

Represented the former Chairman of a UK PLC in a multi-million pound dispute relating to the mining sector in Indonesia in relation to allegations of breach of fiduciary duties. The matter proceeded to trial in the Commercial Court in London whereby it settled after 10 days in the client’s favour.