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Synne Hathway - Commercial Litigation Solicitor at VWV


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How Can Synne Help You?

Synne joined the firm as a solicitor in our Bristol based Commercial Litigation team in August 2016. She is experienced in a broad range of disputes, including professional negligence claims, financial services litigation, complex debt collection claims and contractual disputes. Particular examples include:

  • assisting on a multimillion pound contractual dispute between a car manufacturer and supplier of defective goods and services;
  • successfully recovering the maximum FOS compensation award for investment products mis-sold to a client; and
  • acting for a local authority in a dispute with a contractor over defective works, worth over £8million.

Meeting Your Needs

Synne advises clients on complex legal matters in a way that addresses their needs, without being overly complicated. She has a keen eye for detail and is used to working under pressure in a calm and efficient manner.

Synne has assisted on a diverse range of instructions, from initial pre-action work to preparing court papers and attending trial.

What You Might Like to Know

Synne is half Norwegian and has spent a number of years living and studying in Norway. After graduating  with a degree in Law and Politics, she went on to do a Master's degree in International Law at the University of Oslo. As part of her studies, she represented Norway in the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition, held at the Peace Palace in The Hague and pleaded before judges from the International Court of Justice. Her team beat competition from 27 European countries to take first place.

Synne is a lover of the great outdoors and spends much of her free time walking, trail running or in the sea. She is also an experienced cross-country skier. Her roots are in West Dorset and her favourite holiday is to visit Cornwall in her camper van.