Luke co-founded Keidan Harrison LLP in May 2020, having formerly led a substantial and esteemed team at a mid-sized firm. He is recognised by the leading legal directories as a “very commercial litigator with a real eye for detail” and “especially adept at insolvency-related commercial disputes” (Chambers 2019).
Luke’s practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial disputes, but he has particular expertise in contentious insolvency and restructuring advisory, fraud and asset recovery, banking and financial services, company and partnership, professional negligence claims and technology disputes. He also has substantial expertise in media, data protection and defamation claims. Luke has acted for large corporates as well as for small- to medium-sized enterprises and office holders (directors, trustees and insolvency practitioners). He works across all sectors, but has particular experience in recruitment, litigation funding, alternative lending, technology, construction and private equity.
Luke is a Solicitor Advocate having gained his Higher Rights of Audience. He has extensive litigation and arbitration experience both as an instructing solicitor and as an advocate. He also regularly represents clients in other forms of dispute resolution, including mediations, and develops bespoke dispute resolution mechanisms for clients. Luke is known for his innovative approach to value engineering dispute resolution and his outcomes focus.
Luke is a past Chairman of the Commercial Litigation Association. He was a winner of the M&A Adviser, Emerging Leader Awards 2017, and in 2019 was named as a member of the prestigious TRI 250, an exclusive group of professionals across the Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency profession.
What the legal directories say
Chambers and Partners Guide 2018 describe Luke as “a very down-to-earth, roll-up-your-sleeves type of litigator who has a good eye for detail and for the outcome of a case.” He is credited for his entrepreneurial flair and ability to think outside of the box. Chambers 2017 describe him as being a “very sharp and focussed guy” who “thinks creatively about cases”. In Chambers 2016, clients praise his “very sound, straightforward advice”. Chambers 2015 describe him as “an entrepreneurial sort of solicitor”, having “certain finesse” that “makes clients feel relaxed”, as well as taking a “very collaborative” approach by bringing in other specialist lawyers from the firm and ensuring litigation is project managed to ensure best value for clients.
Legal 500 2018 credits his “high success rate in obtaining settlements” and calls him “a savvy and experienced litigator that you want on your side in a fight”. He is noted for his expertise in contentious insolvency matters, financial services and boardroom disputes. Legal 500 2017 describe him as “a high-quality and experienced commercial litigator”. Legal 500 2015 credit him with an “acute sense of tactics” and for building “a solid practice with a growing reputation”.