Trevor started his career in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe as prosecution counsel, then stipendiary magistrate before moving to London where he worked for Kingsley Napley, initially in the team defending Jeremy Thorpe MP.
Trevor is an experienced commercial litigator who resolves a wide range of commercial disputes including breaches of contract; partner/shareholder issues; contentious insolvencies; intellectual property litigation, and professional negligence. He acts for a wide range of commercial clients, from one of the world’s largest companies through to companies of any size, and individuals. His cases often involve an international dimension and complex technical issues, and he is well used to obtaining injunctive relief. Recent work includes obtaining worldwide freezing orders against a company’s fraudulent Finance Director, and claims in negligence against the company’s auditors. The vast majority of his cases are resolved before trial. He is able to facilitate substantial third party litigation funding for suitable cases. Trevor has received many accolades and has been described in Legal 500 as, ‘combining in-depth knowledge with very proactive and practical advice’, ‘exceptional’, ‘superb’, ‘totally committed to obtaining the best possible result’ and ‘someone who really fights your corner’.
What our clients say:
‘’Trevor Coward of Geoffrey Leaver acted for us in a particularly challenging litigation. His tenacity, sound practical advice and tactical approach to the case secured us a very satisfactory outcome.
‘’He is someone you will be glad to have on board when the going gets tough.”
Alan Mills, Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance
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Accreditations & Memberships
Chambers & Partners 2020 says “Trevor Coward handles a variety of commercial disputes, including breach of contract and unfair prejudice claims. He also has experience in fraud-related cases.”
Chamber & Partners 2019 says Trevor Coward has “excellent commercial and industry awareness, teamed with strong technical knowledge and experience, and excellent client service”. He has a wealth of experience acting for clients in commercial disputes, including fraud and debt-related cases.
Chamber & Partners 2018 says Trevor Coward is well versed in commercial litigation matters, such as directors and partnership disputes, insolvency, professional negligence and property litigation.
Chamber & Partners 2017 say Trevor Coward attracts strong praise from clients. “He has really thrown himself into it. He is also extremely commercially minded,” a client reports. Another source adds: “He is tough and creative and always a gentleman.”
Chamber & Partners 2016 describes him as a notable practitioner and clients describe him as “balanced and objective,” noting that “he takes on board his client’s needs and acts accordingly.”
Legal 500 2020 says “Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors LLP’s dispute resolution and litigation practice specialises in commercial property disputes, distribution and agency agreements, debt collection and director, shareholder and partnership disputes. Its work includes dealing with injunctions and freezing orders and work in areas such as insolvency, international trade and IT and e-commerce. Practice head Kenneth Stangoe, Trevor Coward, Guy Brooks and Richard Millard are the key contacts.”