Stephen McArdle

Partner and Head of Department, Commercial Litigation

Stephen McArdle

My awards and achievements

Stephen is head of the Commercial Litigation team within the Business Dispute Resolution department at Forbes. He specialises in commercial litigation, business dispute resolution and commercial property/landlord & tenant litigation.He represents a broad range of business, professional and public sector clients including: companies, partnerships, insurers, property investors and developers, chartered accountants, insolvency practitioners, football clubs, local authorities, housing associations, pension trustees, schools and charities. Stephen is part of the firm's dedicated education group, SIPP and SSAS pension group and the construction group. He works closely with a network of specialist barristers, accountants and surveyors both in the region, and nationally.Stephen regularly handles cases in the High Court, County Court and the Land Tribunal. He is also experienced in alternative dispute resolution; including joint settlement meetings and mediation. He prides himself on being able to act decisively for the client when the situation demands, but equally being able to quickly identify the client's commercial objectives as well.

Examples of Stephen's cases include:

- Company and business disputes - Director and Shareholder claims - Partnership disputes - Professional Negligence claims against solicitors, surveyors, architects and accountants - Breach of contract - Commercial injunctions - Construction disputes - Corporate insolvency - Commercial property and land disputes - Lease renewals (s.25/s.26) - Breach of lease claims - Land acquisition and development contract disputes Stephen is a recommended lawyer and next generation partner in the latest Legal 500 2022.In his spare time, Stephen is a school governor and has been a trustee for a North West based charity.

Stephen has represented our business on multiple occasions, ranging from bespoke litigation work to corporate negotiation. I have only ever experienced success when represented by Stephen, achieved by a superb attention to detail and a passionate desire to 'get things done'. Would highly recommend.

Matt C

We asked Stephen McArdle of Forbes to act on our behalf in reviewing the advice and recommendations that our Accountants had proposed some years earlier. The case was quite complex and also involved Forbes instructing a forensic accountant to determine the loss we had suffered. The case took many hours of legal and accountancy work over approximately 2 years, but it ended with Stephen negotiating a very fair settlement with the other parties' solicitors. I would recommend Stephen and his team to others who may have need for their services.


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