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Conrad McDonald

Principal Associate

Biography

Conrad has a broad range of experience in complex high-value commercial litigation and arbitration disputes, some with a cross border and multi-jurisdictional dimension.

As well as individual business owners, corporate clients and public bodies, Conrad has also represented office holders (Trustees and Liquidators) in an insolvency context.

He is a member of the London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Before joining Weightmans, Conrad worked at Stewarts Law LLP, where he trained, qualified and practiced in the firm’s Commercial Litigation department.

Outside of work, Conrad is a keen long-distance runner and plays tennis at club level.

Experience

Conrad has notable trial experience in the High Court of Justice, where he has previously been involved in the high-profile Interchange Fee litigation involving MasterCard and Visa, and has advised clients in the Court of Appeal and Competition Appeal Tribunal, most recently in the multi-billion-pound Trucks Cartel claim on behalf of UK Trucks Claims Limited.

In addition to his trial experience, Conrad has also successfully acted for clients in relation to obtaining urgent pre-emptive remedies, such as interim injunctions, and resolved numerous commercial disputes pre-action and prior to a fully contested trial.

In the High Court reported case of (1) Buckingham Homes Limited and (2) Michael Joseph Ross v (1) Peter Malcom Rutter, (2) Alan Robert Gilmore (3) Stephen Gerard Crawford and (4) Gary Raymond Symes [2019] EWHC 1760 (Ch) Conrad successfully acted for four former defendant shareholders and directors in defending a complex multi-million-pound claim.

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