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’.
Chamber & Partners 2019: 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: Trevor Coward is well versed in commercial litigation matters, such as directors and partnership disputes, insolvency, professional negligence and property litigation.
Chamber & Partners 2017: 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 describe 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.”
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