Denton Wilde Sapte is facing a £300,000 professional negligence claim from two Indian company directors.
The claim has been brought by Romy Nayyar and Paramjit Kang against Dentons and names its former Indian practice head Gauri Advani as a defendant.
In a statement, Dentons said: “The claimants are not, and have never been, clients of the firm and no client files were ever opened on their behalf.”
Nayyar is director of Holiday Mood and Kang a director of Moresand, trading as Crystal Travel. The companies are also claimants in the litigation. According to the High Court claim, the dispute centres around advice given by the firm on a commercial transaction, with the businessmen and their companies suing over a guarantee given by Advani.
Dentons said it would “vigorously defend its position”, adding: “We were unaware of these alleged activities at the time they are supposed to have taken place. We first became aware of the allegations when we first heard from the claimants’ solicitors.”
Dentons has called in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert to fight the claim, while Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons partner Patrick Pennal is acting on behalf of the claimants.
Advani, who joined Eversheds in July 2007, will be represented separately.