Cooke, Young & Keidan is recognised as one of the leading dispute resolution law firms in London. Our lawyers have been commended in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, the pre-eminent independent guides for the legal profession. We were named Boutique Firm of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2013.
The firm was established in January 2009 by its three founding partners, Gerald Cooke, Philip Young and Marc Keidan. The founding partners recognised the need for specialist disputes lawyers, providing a top-quality service but with competitive and flexible charging structures.
The firm’s senior partner, Gerald Cooke, was a disputes specialist with the global law firm Baker & McKenzie for 20 years. The firm’s other partners also have substantial experience in the resolution of complex domestic and international disputes, gained from years of practising in top City law firms. The firm has recruited only the most talented of associate solicitors, including solicitors who have joined from major City and international disputes practices.
We are a focused and dynamic firm and are adept at working in a way that saves costs for our clients at the same time as providing a service designed to give our clients the edge in their disputes. Our aim is to provide clear and practical legal advice and – where consistent with our clients’ strategic objectives – to resolve cases as quickly and economically as possible. Our strong business model and track record of success in complex litigation and have led to rapid growth of the firm’s client base. Our clients include blue-chip organisations, insurers and insurance brokers, household name companies, hedge funds and high-net worth individuals.