Barney Laurence

Very personable and very good at what he does

Chambers

Barney Laurence

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Barney joined Sherrards Solicitors in 2005 from a London City-based firm and handles all types of commercial litigation, specialising in actions involving High Court injunctions and franchise related disputes. Barney works out of the firm’s St Albans and London offices.

The prestigious Chambers UK 2015 guide to the legal profession describes him as follows: Associate to watch Barney Laurence specialises in High Court injunctions and franchise disputes. Clients say: “He is an efficient associate who clearly inspires confidence in the client.”

The Legal 500 also describes Barney as ‘excellent’ and a ‘real talent for the future’.

Barney is regularly instructed in cases where urgent restraining and freezing injunctions are required, requiring swift and decisive action. He writes regular articles and presents seminars on the subject. Barney is active within a number of sectors including recruitment.

Barney’s approach to law is summed up by clients: “He is approachable, can relay legal dilemmas succinctly and clearly and also has an appreciation of the commercial factors involved in litigation.”

Barney has achieved notable success including cases in the High Court and a defining ruling in the House of Lords. He also handled the high-profile Supreme Court planning case of Welwyn Council v Beesley et al.

In the world of franchising, Barney advises both franchisors and franchisees alike across the spectrum of litigation matters.

He is also a competent French speaker.

Reported cases:

1. PSG Franchising Ltd v Lydia Darby Ltd [2012] EWHC 3707 (QB) (20 December 2012)
2. Re Protege Services Ltd [2011] EWHC 3679 (Ch) –
3. TRM Copy Centres (UK) Ltd & Ors (respondents) v Lanwall Services Ltd (appellant) [2009] UKHL 35
4. Welwyn Hatfield Council v. SoSCLG & Beesley [2011] UKSC 15

Very personable and very good at what he does

Chambers