Standing side-by-side in challenging times

Wrongful termination claim

Our partner, Lionel Appelboom, recently acted for a senior executive and shareholder disputing the termination of his consultancy and directorship with a software company. This wrongful termination claim was a substantial and hard-fought commercial litigation case, involving three and a half years in the County Court. It eventually settled a few days after the trial commenced.

“I was very satisfied with Lionel. He kept me updated constantly and always considered the wider picture, not just the facts of the case… The upside of this very difficult period in my life is that I have made a friend.”

Minimised costs

Throughout the course of this challenging case, Lionel acted pragmatically, advising, not just on the legal issues but in a practical sense, too. For example, he helped the client to minimise legal costs by identifying the areas of work he could carry-out himself. Our client describes Lionel as being “very conscious of the cost throughout”.

Calm and considered

Lionel’s calm and considered approach stood the client in good stead throughout this intense case.

Strong relationship

Our client was passionate about his claim and so Lionel and he developed a strong working relationship over this time, which the client and Lionel now describe as a friendship.

“Lionel and I have kept in touch ever since”.

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