Alfred Weiss

Call 2006

weiss@exchangechambers.co.uk

“He is very friendly and approachable and is excellent with clients. He is an incredibly skilled advocate who can make his point succinctly but forcefully.”

Chambers and Partners 2020
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Commercial

Alfie is an experienced commercial Junior who has built an enviable practice.  He is a sought after advocate for both litigation and arbitration work.  Alfie is comfortable acting as sole Counsel in substantial multi-million pound claims, but is also experienced at operating in conjunction with leading counsel and/or co-counsel.  He has experience of claims of the largest magnitude, and is presently working on the commercial elements of an international Group Litigation claim in the Technology and Construction Court.

His commercial practice extends to:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Injunctive relief
  • Restrictive covenants, confidentiality, fiduciary duties, database rights
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Franchise disputes
  • Corporate and personal insolvency
  • Company law
  • Asset finance
  • Commercial fraud
  • Professional negligence particularly involving solicitors, accountants, architects, surveyors
  • Consumer law
  • Commercial Agents

Alfie has gained a reputation for his sharp intellect and commercially-focused, client friendly approach.  He is a bi-lingual English-Spanish speaker and is able to consider Spanish language documentation and liaise in Spanish with foreign lawyers and clients.  His expertise in Employment, Insolvency and Judicial Review gives him a broad perspective on Commercial disputes and enables him to approach them from various angles.

Commercial Cases

Recent cases include:

Advisory and drafting work in connection with high value unfair prejudice petition that settled at mediation.  Case involved issues of Company and Employment law.

Drafting statement of case seeking rectification of a commercial contract in the field of property development.

Advocacy at Arbitration under LCIA rules, in dispute concerning members of an LLP.

Advocacy on an application for a worldwide freezing order in respect of client monies allegedly transferred out of the jurisdiction in breach of trust.

Advice, drafting and advocacy on an application for a proprietary estoppel injunction to prevent sale of a commercial property in which the applicant claimed an equitable interest.

Advisory and drafting work (ongoing) in claim for commission due pursuant to Agency Agreement operating in telecoms industry.  Estimated value of claim £5,000,000.  Instructed as sole Counsel.

Acting for Claimant in claim for professional negligence against conveyancing solicitors whose negligence resulted in creation of a ransom strip.

Drafting the Defence of a top ten snooker player to a claim brought by his agent for breach of the agency contract.

Advising on claim for breach of restrictive covenants in a Share Purchase Agreement concerning a business in the financial advice sector.

Drafting claim for judicial review of decision to grant a freezing injunction in respect of monies held in a business account under powers newly introduced into the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.