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Sarju Kotecha

Sarju Kotecha

Solicitor & Legal Director

Dispute Resolution & Litigation

I am an experienced litigator who acts for clients ranging from sole traders and SMEs to household names and international businesses.

My main specialism is in commercial dispute resolution. I have also successfully assisted many private clients in the field of disputes relating to wills and probate.

Experience

I have a wealth of experience in commercial dispute resolution including contract disputes, property-related disputes, construction disputes, intellectual property claims.  My practice has involved helping clients resolve disputes within a variety of forums including court proceedings, arbitration, construction adjudication, expert determination, adjudication before the First Tier Lands Tribunal and mediation. 

Career highlights:

  • advising a London Borough on a dispute concerning a contract for the sale of land in which a property became occupied by squatters between exchange and completion
  • acting for a well-known manufacturer of cleaning fluids in an action against a former employee who joined a competitor without giving the required period of notice and taking with him confidential customer information
  • representing a well-known manufacturer and supplier of windows against a competitor in an action for breach of copyright of client’s sales and promotional materials
  • acting for siblings involved in a dispute concerning a multi-million-pound business bequeathed to them in equal shares by their father.
  • acting for a joint venture partner in a dispute over a property portfolio valued at tens of millions of pounds and the interpretation of a joint venture agreement. 

Education and Qualifications

  • BA Hons Economics, Kingston University
  • CPE, University of Sussex
  • LPC, College of Law, Chester
  • Post-Qualified Experience: 22 years (1997)

Membership and Recognition

  • Member of the Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member of Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Life Outside the Law

I am fluent in Gujarati and enjoy martial arts.

Contact Details

Direct Dial: 020 8872 3032
Email:          sarju.kotecha@haroldbenjamin.com