Glyn Staves LL.B (Hons)

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Glyn Staves, who joined MKB in 2014, is a Senior Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department.  He has over 15 years’ experience.

Glyn was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in 2019.

Glyn and his team are well known for advising a very wide range of clients in both the Public and Private Sector, including individuals, Limited Companies, SME’S, unincorporated bodies, PLC’s and Charities.  Glyn has advised on a wide range of commercial disputes relating to Construction Disputes, Contract Disputes, Shareholder/Partnership Disputes, Professional Negligence and Property Litigation. Glyn’s time is broadly split between each type of dispute.  He handles complex and substantial Litigation, in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He leads negotiations in complex disputes, from round table conferences and mediations to settlement meetings at the door of the Court.

Glyn has a commercial background and worked for a top 50 law firm.

Glyn takes a robust practical approach to advising clients as to the proper procedural, strategic and tactical steps to be taken.

Glyn is a qualified and accredited mediator.

Glyn’s areas of expertise include:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Inheritance, Wills and Probate Disputes
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Litigation
  • Shareholder/Partnership Disputes
  • Supply of Goods and Services
  • Trusts and Claims in Equity

Glyn uses his skills in a number of varying roles including his role as a Trustee and Director at Maltby Learning Trust.  The Trust is at the heart of the community and becoming a Trustee is a good way to use his skills to achieve the wider aims of the Trust.


Contract Disputes

  • representing a local company in a dispute surrounding the volatile Packaging Recycling Note market worth circa £2 million
  • defending a claim brought by an international company for damages for circa £1.4 million alleging breach of the terms of a commercial agreement and breach of intellectual property rights
  • defending a claim for damages in the sum of £278,000 for breach of warranty brought by the buyer of a care home against the seller
  • representing an architect in a dispute between him, his client and the contracted builder over the nature and extent of alleged defective works valued at £140,000
  • representing a homeowner over the nature and extent of alleged defective works carried out by her building contractor valued at £100,000
  • acting on behalf of a regional company where the key issue was whether an equitable assignment of a director’s loan account had taken place

Inheritance, Wills and Probate Disputes

  • pursuing a claim on behalf of a beneficiary and an executor to force the sale of assets of an estate worth £850,000
  • successfully obtaining an order that an assent signed between a brother and sister vesting title to their mother’s property worth £600,000 in unequal shares be rectified
  • bringing proceedings on behalf of a widower who had not been provided for in the will of his late wife, who had left an estate worth £450,000
  • an order that the executrix of an estate exhibit upon oath a true and perfect inventory of the estate and render an account of the administration of the estate to the Court
  • acting on behalf of a beneficiary defending proceedings brought against the estate of his late father worth £325,000 for reasonable financial provision

Professional Negligence

  • pursuing a claim for damages on behalf of 4 Claimants against a firm of solicitors for £2.4million arising out of the failure of the firm to place adequate after the event insurance cover
  • initiating a claim for damages in the sum £350,000 on behalf of the buyer of a chain of newsagents against their accountants for a failure to properly carry out due diligence
  • representing an architect in a dispute between him, his client and the contracted builder over the nature and extent of alleged defective works valued at £140,000
  • bringing a claim against a national firm of surveyors for breach of contract and/or negligence for a failure to advise the purchasers of major structural weaknesses with the property that they subsequently purchased

Property Litigation

  • pursuing a claim against a commercial landowner in connection with the width and extent of a ½ mile right of way to a caravan park
  • bringing a claim against the commercial landowner of a block of flats for nuisance and breach of covenant
  • representing a homeowner in a claim for right of light following the erection of student flats by a commercial developer
  • obtaining an order that the transfer of a property worth £120,000 which had been owned by a mother suffering from mental illness to her son be set aside
  • representing a party who sought to have a mortgage transaction worth £100,000 set aside for fraud and/or undue influence
  • representing a tenant in respect of a claim brought by a national pub company to recover the sum of £60,000 for dilapidations

Other Notable Cases

  • bringing a claim against OFGEM arising out of their audit and various measures which amounted to tortious interference with a number of third party contracts the client had entered into. The value of the measures placed under audit with OFGEM amounted to circa £2 million
  • bringing unfair prejudice proceedings on behalf of a minority shareholder against a local utility provider
  • acting on behalf of a shareholder to wind up a quasi-partnership which was set up to purchase and manage commercial property following the actions of his fellow shareholder
  • successfully bringing a claim for damages in the sum of £200,000 against a financial services provider following their refusal to pay out on a group income protection policy
  • acting on behalf of a local company who prepare learning aids to be used by local authorities and business organisations in an action for passing off and copyright infringement