In the case of Pilgrim Rock Ltd v Iwaniuk, Lee Stafford, successfully defended his client’s claim for the creditor’s contractual entitlement to interest to be reviewed and reduced due to the ‘unfair’ nature of the relationship.
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Lee qualified as a solicitor in October 2002. Prior to joining Bishop & Sewell, he was Partner at Rosling King LLP, a Senior Associate at SGH Martineau LLP and most recently a Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department at Fisher Meredith LLP.
Lee’s main areas of expertise relate to him acting for regulated financial institutions, including banks, building societies and specialist lenders, on professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers and surveyors, fraud claims, finance disputes, property disputes and disputed repossession claims. In addition, Lee also has extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of general commercial disputes for private individuals and business clients alike, including partnership disputes, director and shareholder disputes, a complex claim for adverse possession of land and contractual disputes. Lee has acted on claims at all stages of the civil litigation process, including defending an appeal in the Court of Appeal. Lee is also a strong advocate and regular user of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process, having been involved in numerous multi-party mediations, settlement meetings and expert determinations.
Lee is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.