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Darren Gray

Clear Commercial

Location Manchester


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About Darren

Darren has over 15 years' experience in the area of commercial litigation and general commercial work.

Recent high profile cases include acting against Liverpool Football Club and the Premier League for an alleged breach of contract, successfully defending a racecourse following a claim of defective racecourse design leading to a jockey's career ending injury and a group action against a lender where in excess of £21m was recovered.  Darren also advises regularly on company disputes, such as director and shareholder disputes and will seek to secure the most commercially sensible outcome.

Darren has executed and supervised search orders arising out of claims involving intellectual property breaches. He has also been interviewed on Setanta Sports providing expert legal comment on a high profile football injury involving Iain Hume and Chris Morgan in a Championship game. He has written numerous articles and provided commentary on insurance and EU law issues related to the world of sport.

Darren also regularly advises on general legal commercial matters such as drafting and reviewing contracts, terms of business, shareholders agreements, company formation and articles and memoranda of association amongst others.  Darren believes that his extensive experience in litigating over these issues over years makes him well placed to advise on the pitfalls to watch out for.

Darren is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association and the Annecto Group and has been recommended in the Legal 500 as 'diligent and effective'.

Years of experience


About their firm

Clear Commercial is an innovative and entrepreneurial adviser in the legal sector. It has a strong team of bespoke specialists who are using new working methods, systems and a pervasive use of IT to support them in providing the precise value that each commercial client needs. It also understands that commercial clients need certainty with regard to legal spend and will tailor the funding of each matter in a bespoke way to match its client’s objectives, either through fixed fees or by taking some or all of the risk.


from 11 reviews
4.8 out of 5 stars
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by Matthew on 23 Oct, 2018
  • Hired Darren for: GDPR
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Work was handled by Darren's associate, Laura Gallagher. Laura was very easy to work with and handled my inquiries (advice on GDPR compliance) quickly and thoroughly. Her work products were of high quality and were delivered in a timely manner. She handled my follow-up questions and requests for clarification very thoroughly and the process has left me with clear, straightforward legal advice in which I have great confidence. Would recommend/would use again.

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by Richard on 10 Feb, 2018
  • Hired Darren for: contract dispute
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Darren, is a good and thorough lawyer. He's been great in dealing with my case. The response rate on getting back to messages can vary between 1-5 days.

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by Dinushi on 14 Jan, 2018
  • Hired Darren for: confidentiality agreement (NDA)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

I consulted Darren for an NDA and the price he suggested for the service was great. Communication was always prompt as Darren was always available to answer any questions and give details. He was both professional and and friendly. I was pleased by his work and would definitely recommend him.

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by Steve on 5 Jan, 2018
  • Hired Darren for: dispute (other)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Efficient, fast and friendly service. Darren offered clear analysis of the situation and the right recommendation of action.

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by Freddie on 19 Dec, 2017
  • Hired Darren for: dispute (other)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Darren grasped the particulars of a potentially complicated case very quickly, and was able to form an accurate picture of the personalities involved on the "other side of the table". Because of that he was able to construct tonally appropriate responses which not only bore the right results but also saved time and money for us as a client. He has a very friendly manner and an excellent understanding of commercial law and is able to express it in a way which is accessible and undaunting.

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by Alex on 18 Dec, 2017
  • Hired Darren for: pre-court action
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Quick feedback; understood exactly what we were looking for; good value for money; would certainly recommend him to others.

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by Paul on 16 Dec, 2017

Darren was engaged by us to facilitate a high-value commercial re-negotiation with one of our biggest clients. Darren's professionalism cannot be faulted; he rapidly understood our business proposition and desires before executing the delivery in accordance with an agreed strategy. I will continue to use Darren for future negotiations and other commercial matters, and have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

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by Terence on 15 Dec, 2017

GREAT SERVICE!! from start to end. A refreshing experience compared to other law firms we have used. Darren and his team work tirelessly to consistently achieve great results. Highly Recommend.

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by Ben on 14 Dec, 2017

Darren and his team picked up a corporate dispute for one of our investments - shareholders falling out - at the last minute and under pressured timeframes because there was follow on funding dependent on getting the dispute resolved. They picked up the facts of the case quickly, and handled the whole process smoothly to a successful resolution.

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by Louise on 14 Dec, 2017

Darren is extremely knowledgable and approachable. He has done dealt with several matters for me all with positive results. I would highly recommend him and all the team at Clearlaw.

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by Fiona on 29 Sep, 2017

Fast turnaround, detailed response, really useful. Wanted an extra pair of legal eyes to review some contractual documents and Darren provided just what we needed.