Cooke, Young & Keidan is a leading boutique litigation and arbitration law firm based in the City of London. We specialise in complex and high-value commercial and financial dispute resolution and are known for achieving outstanding successes in challenging and high profile cases. We are largely free of conflicts of interest meaning that we can act against almost all of the financial institutions and other substantial multinational companies. Our lawyers, recognised as experts in their fields, act on domestic and international litigation, arbitration, adjudication and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. We advise on a range of general commercial disputes and contentious financial regulatory matters as well as acting across specialist practice areas such as partnership and corporate disputes and civil fraud litigation.

Partner-led service

Our partners have years of experience gained from practising in top City law firms and on complex and substantial cases and are ranked in the legal directories as leading lawyers. We differentiate ourselves from other top City disputes resolution firms by providing a partner-led service and a flexible approach to costs and funding. The partners are recognised in the legal directories as leading practitioners in commercial disputes, banking litigation and civil fraud.

Conflict of interest free

We avoid being conflicted from acting against City and financial institutions including banks and major accountancy and other professional services firms. We are therefore frequently instructed in complex disputes involving financial institutions against which other City firms have traditionally been unwilling to act. We have obtained enviable results and are recognised as a leading law firm in this field. 

Service standards

Our clients benefit from top quality advice and service as a result of our lawyers' extensive experience and high skill levels. We strive continuously to find effective and novel solutions to our clients' problems. Once a dispute resolution process commences, whether it be litigation or one or other of the forms of alternative dispute resolution (be it arbitration, mediation or expert determination) all our efforts are focussed on winning and achieving the best possible outcome for our clients. The quality of our work is reflected in the nature of our opposition, which often comprises the large City of London firms and the US law firms operating in London.