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Commercial disputes lawyers

Commercial disputes in business are common. Building a relationship with a skilled commercial dispute lawyer can give you a clear advantage.

Our team of commercial disputes resolution experts 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.

All commercial 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.

We will handpick a commercial dispute resolution team for your situation. Drafting in specialists from elsewhere across the firm to maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome.

Working together

The advice our commercial disputes lawyers provide 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 commercial dispute. With access to third party litigation funding, we 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.

How our commercial disputes team can help

Meet the team

Our commercial disputes experience

Our client successes

  • Case study
  • Victory at the High Court

    2 min

    We secured a victory for a Turkish manufacturing client in a complex contractual case, culminating in a hard-fought battle in the English High Court.

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  • Case study
  • Shareholder dispute settled at mediation

    3 min

    Acted for a 25% shareholder in an IT company who was wrongfully removed from the company and unable to realise their investment.

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    How we made a difference

    Types of commercial disputes

    We litigate disputes in all the major courts and tribunals. We also have extensive arbitration experience. Most disputes are resolved by the parties reaching a settlement and we are skilled in the full range of ADR techniques including traditional negotiation, mediation and expert determination. We never lose sight of our clients’ objectives and work with you to find the best solution for any problem.
    Commercial disputes are at the heart of what we do. This is our focus and skillset. We act for clients large and small, companies and individuals. We understand the commercial context to any contract and tailor our advice and strategy accordingly. We have experience across multiple sectors and business types, with particular expertise acting for:
    • Property owning companies
    • IT and technology companies
    • High Net Worth (HNW) investors and shareholders
    • Family businesses
    • Overseas investors and clients
    Shareholder disputes are often high value both in monetary and emotional terms. The law involved is complex and based on extensive case law. It requires a unique set of commercial, legal and psychological skills in order to achieve the best outcome. We have a national reputation in relation to our expertise in resolving shareholder disputes with a team led by Ed Weeks. Learn more about our shareholder disputes experience and how we can help you.
    When directors are faced with the threat of disqualification they need to obtain objective expert legal advice from lawyers with experience in dealing with the Insolvency Service. Our team, led by Tania Clench, can help directors avoid disqualification or mitigate the impact. Learn more about our director disqualification experience and how we can help you.
    Disputes arising within the context of insolvency often have unusual elements to them and involve multiple stakeholders. This requires in depth knowledge of insolvency law and insolvency rules in order to successfully navigate through the many pitfalls and complexities. Our team, led by Jo Ford, has successfully acted for numerous businesses and individuals and navigated them through the insolvency minefield. Find out more about our insolvency disputes experience and how we can help you.
    Often it is only after the sale of a business that problems with a target company are identified. The nature of many sale and purchase agreements means that disputes in relation to warranties and indemnities and can be of high value and high complexity. Our team, led by Tom Bourne, has extensive experience handling such disputes and finding the way to the best commercial outcome. Find out more about mergers and acquisition disputes and how we can help you.

    Awards and accreditations

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    If you have a question or need advice, please let us know how we can help.