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John Cruickshank, a Solicitor-Advocate with over 30 years litigation experience, brings a wealth of skills to Cruickshanks. His qualifications allow him to appear in any court in England and Wales, obviating the need to instruct a barrister, making this a time and cost saving ‘one-stop’ service. The types of cases conducted in the past include:

  • Privy Council representation – including final court of appeal from former Commonwealth jurisdictions and Scotland on constitutional issues – see Cases and Legal Proceedings,

  • Serious fraud -- including jury trials see our publication Legal Proceedings for recovery of £50,000 for an inappropriate “investment.”See also “Cases and clients”,

  • Letters of credit and bank guarantee disputes see Bank of China v Turkiye is Bankasi A.S,

  • Debt recovery -- bankruptcy and winding up orders prosecuting and defending actions,

  • Land Valuation Tribunal appearances for enfranchisement and lease extensions- by virtue of our West End location leasehold property forms a large part of our practice,

  • Trademark registration and objection. Drawing on Dr Zhu’s experience of intellectual property rights, we represent international clients in protecting their global rights objecting to infringement by their competitors,

  • Matrimonial property division and disputes including pre-nuptial agreements and New Zealand Property (Relationships) Act,

  • Will disputes for further provision and defending claims brought by beneficiaries,

  • Residential and commercial lease disputes, including dilapidations.