Commercial dispute resolution
Our team know the techniques and legal principles to resolve issues promptly and conclusively. Even if you are not currently involved in a dispute, we can advise if you could be at risk in the future.
As all disputes differ we will take the time to understand your specific circumstances so you have a lawyer who appreciates your situation and has the knowledge to pursue the outcome you require.
Where necessary we will also handpick a commercial dispute resolution team for your situation, drafting in specialists from elsewhere in Cripps to maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome.
The advice we give is unambiguous and based on extensive knowledge and expertise. You will be kept in the loop throughout the process, and any measures we take will be considered shrewdly and executed promptly.
We will work with you to agree the best possible approach to funding the cost of any dispute. We have access to third party litigation funding and can offer a mix of fixed fees, deferred payments, ‘no win, no fee’ or ‘no win, low fee’ terms to make funding claims or defences affordable.
Talk to us about
- Litigation, arbitration and mediation
- Commercial and contractual disputes
- Boardroom and shareholder disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Intellectual property claims
- Insolvency claims
- Claims against company directors
- Professional negligence
- Technology and IT disputes
- Warranties on the sale of businesses or goods
- Healthcare disputes
- Defamation and social media
Edward Weeks, head of the team, specialises in resolving boardroom and shareholder disputes. One source says: “He is very pleasant to deal with: practical, pragmatic, commercial and capable.”
Extensive experience advising on logistics, estate, property and retail matters.
Dominant litigation group in Kent, known for dealing with complex domestic and international disputes.
“The team’s knowledge is highly respected, and we rely upon it.”
Cripps is a major player in the South East and has been for a long time. It gets large clients who don’t want to pay City rates, and the firm looks after them well.
Ed Weeks is a ‘first-rate litigation solicitor’.
Edward Weeks commands a sizeable reputation in the region for his specialist practice in contractual and shareholder disputes.
Clients enjoy the service on offer, enthusing that they are “always made to feel like the sole customer.”
Ed Weeks – Clients hail him as an “outstanding” lawyer, and say: “He’s smart and incredibly dedicated. He makes you feel that you’re important to him at all times.” Sources also describe him as “diligent, extremely practical and commercial.”
Ed Weeks earns high praise from sources for being “realistic about what can be achieved” and his willingness to “press ahead with aggressive applications if it’s justified.” He has considerable expertise in company and shareholder disputes.
This Tunbridge Wells based firm boasts one of the leading dispute resolution teams in the region.
Ed Weeks – “diligent, extremely practical and commercial.”
Ed Weeks – He has considerable expertise in company and shareholder disputes.
Ed Weeks is a "reasonable and practical" litigator.
"Cripps has appreciated our requirements as a business, giving a tailored service and providing good material to help improve our knowledge of the issues. They have a good understanding of the commercial challenges that our company faces."
"Cripps is one of the leading firms in Kent."
Ed Weeks has "commercial understanding and ability to keep in mind huge amounts of information."
"Ed Weeks leads an 'excellent team' at 'stand-out firm'. "