• Experience
    • Max joined Birketts in 2004.  He is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Team and our Shipping and Logistics Team.

      Max acts for a range of clients and is involved in resolving business disputes of all kinds, both domestic and international.  He specialises in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, particularly logistics disputes, professional negligence claims and product liability.

      Max is based at our Norwich office.

      Max is on a sabbatical until 14 August 2017. For all current and new professional indemnity matters, please contact Paul Matthews or another member of the Commercial Litigation Team.

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    • Max is a fluent French and Dutch speaker. 

      Max is recommended and ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2017]. He is a well-known figure in the litigation market, and is also skilled in professional negligence claims and agricultural disputes.  He is well-respected, frequently acting for both business and private clients, and offers particular expertise in dealing with claims against solicitors.

      In previous editions, sources describe him as "switched on and experienced.” One source adds: “Clients want you to look at things from a business's point of view and cut the cloth accordingly - he does that.” 

      Max is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016] and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide. He is described as an "outstanding litigator". In the previous edition clients say Max provides "good value and appropriate advice". In an earlier edition clients say Max "stands out as knowledgeable in disputes and invaluable in mediation" and he has "the most superb client relationship skills – nothing appears to be too much for him". 

      Recommended Legal 500 2016