Our Commercial Disputes department deals with a broad range of cases.
Commercial disputes can be costly and distracting and may threaten cash flow or even the future of the business. Our approach is to help resolve disputes as quickly and cost effectively as possible, and if necessary to make representation in Court proceedings.
We provide pragmatic solutions to resolving disputes so that you maintain the stability of your business. Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution can often be more satisfactory and cost-effective solutions to court action, but on occasions solicitors are needed to take prompt and robust legal action.
Our expertise with Commercial Disputes
Partnership and shareholder disputes. Partnerships are created with and without partnership agreements in place and there is often inadequate provision for dealing with disagreements. We can advise on the best course of action to resolve disputes or find an orderly way of ending a business relationship.
Professional negligence claims. Mistakes by former advisers can significantly impact business and stakeholders. We deal with claims against professionals, such as architects and surveyors, accountants, solicitors, and insurance brokers.
Insurance claims. We have substantial experience acting for and against insurance companies in connection with claims, whether arising from insured loss to the business or third party claims and disputes over coverage.
Contractual disputes. Many businesses will face disputes over contracts, whether in connection with the supply of goods, services and equipment or delayed payment by customers. Cash flow is the life blood of any business and we can take prompt action to recover money owed, whilst making all efforts to preserve business relationships where possible. We deal with warranty claims following the sale of a business and disputes that may arise following company acquisitions.
Landlord and Tenant/Property and Building disputes. We have considerable experience of dealing with property disputes on behalf of owners, landlords and tenants, and lenders. We deal with disagreement over interpretation of leases, lease renewals, breach of covenants, claims for disrepair and dilapidations, and arrears of rent and service charges. We also handle building and construction disputes for land owners and developers, supported by external consultants and experts.