Total commitment to effective solutions

PCB Litigation has an unmatched track record in securing clients’ objectives in complex contentious matters of all types. We regularly succeed where other law firms have failed. We are entirely focused on getting results for the client and we act for the biggest names in the business world – throughout the world.

We are distinguished by

  • hands-on involvement by partners from start to finish
  • a strong-minded, realistic approach with the ‘gloves off’ where necessary
  • a single-minded, dogged persistence
  • our international experience
  • creativity in looking at problems (and solutions) in the round and not just from the legal perspective.

We work across a wide range of fraud, asset recovery and commercial disputes as well as other matters across various industry sectors, including financial, energy and natural resources, telecommunications, and real estate.

We have a particular strength in the provision of strategic oversight and management of cases which involve several law firms at the cross-border level. Membership of the Fraudnet group gives us immediate contact like-minded lawyers across more than 60 jurisdictions.

On numerous occasions the firm has won landmark decisions in the highest courts. Both the firm and individual partners are recognized in the principal Legal Directories and in other accolades.

So if you have a problem which needs a dedicated and inventive team with a highly pragmatic approach contact Steven Philippsohn, Anthony Riem or Trevor Mascarenhas for a preliminary discussion.

Latest news

Steven Philippsohn quoted in the Times on the immediate impact of Brexit vote on litigation

Steven Philippsohn was one of a number of leading lawyers asked by the Times to comment on how the transition period leading to Brexit would impact on their specialist practice area. Steven pointed out the desirability of bringing litigation sooner rather than later:

“Uncertain economic times increase the risk that any opponent may suffer financial difficulties, making enforcement of a judgment more difficult, if not impossible. Taking action earlier may result in settlement or enforcement before the defendant becomes insolvent and the presence of other creditors results in a reduced recovery.”

The same applies if the claimant is facing financial strictures. “If those financial difficulties get worse before a claimant takes action, there may be an increased possibility that the claimant will need to provide security for costs or might otherwise be unable to afford to litigate.”

Those contemplating litigation may also wish to get to judgment quickly, given that the regime for enforcement of an English judgment in EU jurisdictions may change in the future, making enforcement more difficult.


Partnership Appointment
We are delighted to announce that Nick Ractliff joined the partnership on 1 June. Nick has worked for PCB Litigation since September 2009 having previously worked for two “Top 100” City of London firms. He has a wealth of experience in complex, high value, domestic and international commercial litigation, fraud and asset recovery work which will strengthen and provide added value to the service that the partnership offers to clients.


PCB Litigation successfully settled a multimillion pound contractual dispute.