‘You need a general understanding of the cars and how they work because your clients want to know you understand what they’re talking about,’ says associate David Stedman. He previously worked for a niche litigation firm with a strong reputation for acting in classic car disputes. He now acts for leading auction houses, HNWs, and leading restorers and collectors on cases involving negligence, misrepresentation and breach of contract. Restoration projects remain one of the largest areas of dispute, he says: especially when costs spiral and there is confusion over the extent of work a garage is asked to do. Stedman is now looking to enter the market himself for the first time: his dream car is a 1963 MG MGB Roadster.