Most individuals and businesses will experience commercial disputes at some point…

Gordon | McGrath assists its clients with the management of these disputes in a meticulous, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our lawyers provide expert representation in connection with all forms of dispute resolution processes including litigation, arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

We act for our clients across the full spectrum of disputes. From the most simple personal injury claim through to multimillion dollar commercial disputes, we vigorously protect and promote our clients’ interests.

We understand the importance to our clients of finding the shortest route between the dispute and its resolution. We appreciate that our clients are not interested in fighting “lost causes”, or becoming entangled in futile litigation. By adopting a practical and pragmatic approach to the management of disputes we are able to minimise the cost and dislocation associated with protracted court proceedings.

Our clients are drawn from all walks of commerce and industry. We have particular expertise in handling disputes in the following areas:

  • Telecommunications
  • Manufacturing and retailing
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Banking and Finance

Our lawyers act at competitive hourly rates and we are prepared to serve on the basis of a conditional fee agreement or other arrangement depending on the circumstances.

The Firm has developed a deep understanding of the challenges facing its clients in various types of contentious matters. It has particular expertise in complex commercial litigation

It has been involved by its team members in a number of significant commercial cases. The breadth of the matters handled is impressive. Roderick over the course of his practice has been involved in a number of firsts:

  • The first case in the Jamaican courts to accept evidence gathered from the internet (1996)
  • The Landmark IP litigation matter McDonald’s Corp. v McDonald’s Corporation Limited and Vincent Chang (1995)
  • Selective Homes v. Ashtrom Building Systems, a construction suit that lasted for more than 12 weeks in the Supreme Court and is reputed to be one of the longest civil trials in the Court’s history
  • Eagle Financial v. Chen Young et ux, a matter that spanned 7 years, and is currently on appeal
  • Recently, the successful representation of Beenie Man in his $50 million tax case, where the Court ruled that Beenie Man had no case to answer as the Assessment document relied on by the Crown was defective, as therefore the taxpayer was not informed of his right to object to the Assessment
  • The representation of either the importer or producer in anti-dumping proceedings, as well as Jamaica’s first safeguard investigation

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