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Thursday, 13 December 2018
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Robert Fell is a "user-friendly, thorough and responsive" solicitor, he “…is very impressive, very smooth and attracts a great deal of confidence from clients".
Chambers UK, 2017

Stephen Paget-Brown is a "technically able," seasoned litigator with deep experience in financial institution disputes. He is "smart and sensible" and offers "straight thinking and an immensely impressive approach to litigation,".
Chambers UK, 2017

Caroline Edwards "is the perfect litigator for me. She is accurate, pragmatic and businesslike, but fights hard when you need her to."
Chambers UK, 2017

Toby Robinson is "very capable and sensible"
Chambers UK, 2017

Andrew King is "a good, hard litigator who is sensible and pragmatic, too"
Chambers UK, 2017

The Dispute Resolution team "are very thorough and on top of things. They know all the details of a case and provide solid advice." "As a team they are hardworking, on the ball and organised." The team is “universally bright, personable and exceptional with clients." "They're able to give a partner-led service, which results in high-quality work. They are a good bet for fraud work. They're great to work with."
Chambers UK, 2017

"They're practical, with a bit more business savvy, and the advice is tailored and thoughtful." "The team has good technical knowledge and commercial awareness. They work seamlessly as a team and are committed to client service." "They just know everything in every detail about any European development that's going on, and they've thought through the impact of everything long before anyone else has. They don't miss anything."
Chambers UK, 2017

This Dispute Resolution team is “top end” and a “hugely impressive team”.  The team is “strategic and knowledgeable” and provides “high service levels”.  Clients single out its “experience, commitment and value”.
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Caroline Edwards is a “top flight litigator”, “a strategic thinker” and “an excellent all-round litigator
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Stephen Paget-Brown “inspires confidence in any scenario” and “achieves results
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Andrew King stands out for his “great judgement” and is “excellent with clients
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Rob Fell provides ‘thorough and effective’ advice in a truly “efficient and dedicated” manner.   Rob “displays the skills clients hope to find in solicitors” and is “well respected by regulators”.
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Toby Robinson is described as being a “diligent” lawyer who has “an in-depth understanding of issues
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Huw Jenkin “pays great attention to detail” ‘unbelievably thorough
Legal 500 UK, 2016

Jan-Jaap Baer is truly ‘dedicated
Legal 500 UK, 2016

"An excellent firm. Clients can rely on the partners and senior associates to get fully involved in their case.
Chambers UK, 2016

"We value their availability and responsiveness."  
Chambers UK, 2016

Stephen Paget-Brown's clients note his "excellent legal knowledge and very sound practical advice." As head of the firm's litigation team, he is widely experienced in financial disputes, particularly those involving cross-border issues.
Chambers UK, 2016

Robert Fell continues to impress peers and clients, with sources saying he "is very experienced, diligent and has a very good manner with clients." His practice covers heavyweight banking litigation and is informed by his knowledge of regulatory and enforcement proceedings.
Chambers UK, 2016

Market commentators note that Andrew King is a "very good specialist banking litigator" who is "immensely practical and has excellent general legal knowledge." One client adds that he is "willing to roll his sleeves up and get stuck into the detail.
Chambers UK, 2016

Toby Robinson combines his strengths in banking litigation and contentious regulatory work to advise on a broad range of financial disputes. He has complementary experience in fraud and professional negligence issues.  
Chambers UK, 2016

"The quality of the partners is exceptional.
Chambers UK, 2016

"Tactically, they are outstanding and the work is just done so excellently. I would not contemplate going anywhere else for anything."
Chambers UK, 2016

"I could expect nothing more from them and would definitely recommend them for transatlantic disputes. They are smart, attentive and give us a very good service."
Chambers UK, 2016

Head of department Stephen Paget-Brown is "as straight as an arrow and meticulous in his approach to matters." Clients say: "He is very robust, clear and forthright."
Chambers UK, 2016

Sources describe Caroline Edwards as "a phenomenal solicitor" singling out her "tactical sense, attention to detail and judgement." She acts on a range of complex and high-value disputes and is "a tireless advocate who is impressive for her ability to succinctly characterise a situation."
Chambers UK, 2016

Robert Fell is described by market commentators as "very calm, unflappable" and "a class act." He frequently handles disputes for investment banks, hedge funds and other financial institutions.
Chambers UK, 2016

Toby Robinson handles a broad range of contentious disputes and investigations. Sources say he is "very responsive and extremely service-oriented."
Chambers UK, 2016

Led "effectively" by Stephen Paget-Brown, the group at Travers Smith LLP provides an "excellent service" to clients in the oil and financial services sectors, among others. It continued to advise Hewlett-Packard in relation to claims arising from the acquisition of Autonomy in 2011. Robert Fell, who has "excellent judgement" and "commercial sense", is recommended.
Legal 500, 2015

Travers Smith LLP "delivers an excellent, thorough service". The team coadvised the Oversight Committee of the Bank of England, together with One Essex Court’s Lord Grabiner QC, on the role of the Bank’s officials in conduct issues in the FX market. Caroline Edwards "knows when to be pragmatic and flexible, and when to fight for her clients". Stephen Paget-Brown, Andrew King, Rob Fell, Toby Robinson, Huw Jenkin and Jan-Jaap Baer are all recommended.
Legal 500, 2015

Travers Smith LLP "can compete with the Magic Circle firms". The team advised HewlettPackard (HP) in multibillion-dollar claims arising out of its acquisition of Autonomy Corporation. Stephen Paget-Brown is recommended; Andrew King and Rob Fell "manage client relationships excellently"; and Toby Robinson is "diligent and thoughtful". Caroline Edwards, Huw Jenkin and Jan-Jaap Baer are also praised.
Legal 500, 2015

Led by the "pragmatic" Andrew Ross the team at Travers Smith LLP provides a "very good service". Clients include Teddington Studios.
Legal 500, 2015

"An absolute delight to work with. They are very clever, very hard-working. They all rolled up their sleeves and got the job done."
Chambers UK, 2015

"They fostered a wonderful team relationship. They are extremely able and competent people."
Chambers UK, 2015


Stephen Paget-Brown is "very experienced and an excellent team leader."
Chambers UK, 2015

Toby Robinson is "a strong operator but he's charming. He's the sort of formidable opponent you wouldn't want on the other side as he's deeply immersed in financial products."
Chambers UK, 2015

Robert Fell is "a fantastic litigator who provides clear and commercially sensible advice."
Chambers UK, 2015

"The relatively small size of the team means they all have the same litigation ethos: commercial and practical advice, backed up with excellent legal thinking, with an emphasis on making sure the service is tip-top."
Chambers UK, 2015

Stephen Paget-Brown is "very efficient and extremely commercial."
Chambers UK, 2015

An absolute delight to work with in difficult circumstances.” 
Chambers UK, 2015

"They are strategic thinkers and completely on their game in terms of understanding all aspects of the litigation process.”
Chambers UK, 2015

Stephen Paget-Brown is “a methodical, impressive guy, and a good litigator who I have recommended to clients,”
Chambers UK, 2015

Robert Fell is “everything you could want in a City solicitor, and is a thoroughly good person to work with.
Chambers UK, 2015

Caroline Edwards is “my go-to litigation partner...user-friendly and commercial.
Chambers UK, 2015

Toby Robinson “is enormously good fun to work with!
Chambers UK, 2015

"They really stand out as having a good quality of practice. They focus on work for employers and trustees, and they do difficult, big cases."
Chambers UK, 2015

Mark Hall is "analytical, organised, knows what needs to be done and is able to make that happen in good time."
Chambers UK, 2015

Travers Smith LLP has particular expertise in development disputes. Team head Andrew Ross is recommended.
Legal 500, 2014

Travers Smith LLP's team "provides well-reasoned advice".
Legal 500, 2014

Despite having "a relatively small litigation department", Travers Smith LLP attracts "extremely good fraud work", partly through the strong referral contacts it has built with other firms in the UK and the US.
Legal 500, 2014

Travers Smith LLP provides clients with "great reassurance through industry knowledge, commercial understanding and business acumen". The practice acted for Sebastian Holdings in claims against Deutsche Bank that arose from a series of exotic derivatives transactions.
Legal 500, 2014

"incredibly dedicated, clever and able" Jan-Jaap Baer made partner.
Legal 500, 2014

"They are very well managed and organised, able to deal with cases that involve significant volumes of documentation. Highly commercial and pragmatic." Chambers UK, 2014

Stephen Paget-Brown is favourably described as "very dedicated" and "very practical."
Chambers UK 2014

A "superb practical lawyer" - Andrew King.
Chambers UK, 2014

"Consistent quality across the board and they get some really high-quality work."
Chambers UK, 2014

"I have found them to be very down to earth, highly competent and reasonable."
Chambers UK, 2014

Stephen Paget-Brown is the recipient of significant positive commentary this year, with interviewees noting his "excellent availability and responsiveness," as well as his "clear and effective advice."
Chambers UK, 2014

Rob Fell is identified as a "good lawyer and a good tactician," who is "good at marshalling the way things operate."
Chambers UK, 2014

Andrew King is praised for being "very hard-working and very client-focused." One interviewee elaborates: "He's also a very bright intelligent lawyer with a lot of experience in commercial litigation."
Chambers UK, 2014

"Very impressive litigator" Caroline Edwards is described as very solid and hard-working by sources. Chambers UK, 2014

"Their lawyers are all user-friendly and pragmatic. Very good, very easy to deal with and very client-focused."
Chambers UK, 2014

"Consistent quality across the board."
Chambers UK, 2014

Sources characterise Stephen Paget-Brown as a "decisive and commercial" litigator who is dedicated to client service.
Chambers UK, 2014

"Travers Smith has extraordinary strength in depth.Chambers UK, 2014

Senior counsel Mark Hall is noted for his involvement in a number of significant pensions cases.  One commentator says: “He’s very thorough and sensible litigator.
Chambers UK, 2014

Travers Smith LLP has particular expertise in development disputes. Team head Andrew Ross is recommended.
Legal 500, 2013

Key team members are department head Stephen Paget-Brown, the "very bright"  Caroline Edwards, and "rising star"  Robert Fell.
Legal 500, 2013

Andrew King has an "excellent touch with clients"
Legal 500, 2013

Rob Fell is "calm, practical and incisive"
Legal 500, 2013

Caroline Edwards is a "strategic thinker"
Legal 500, 2013

Huw Jenkin is "extraordinarily hard-working"
Legal 500, 2013

Travers Smith LLP "represents excellent value for money".
Legal 500, 2013

Rob Fell is "top-class"
Legal 500, 2013

Andrew King is "smooth and competent"
Legal 500, 2013

Caroline Edwards "knows when to be pragmatic and flexible, and when to fight"
Legal 500, 2013

Huw Jenkin is "unbelievably thorough"
Legal 500, 2013

Travers Smith "offers an excellent service to clients" The Legal 500, 2013

Toby Robinson is "bright, experienced and responsive" The Legal 500, 2013

Stephen Paget-Brown, Andrew King and Toby Robinson are "strategically dextrous in their advice"
The Legal 500, 2013

Travers Smith LLP "represents excellent value for money". The team advised Sebastian Holdings (SH) in claims against Deutsche Bank, arising from exotic derivatives transactions in which SH sustained losses running into billions of dollars.
Legal 500, 2013



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