Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution


At MacDonald Oates we offer specialist advice to businesses in relation to a full range of disputes.

We aim to resolve every matter as quickly and cost effectively as possible and where appropriate we will also offer advice on alternative dispute resolution procedures that may be considered, such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration.  Through our advice we seek to fully assess litigation risk as well as to assist our clients when it comes to them making commercial decisions about the conduct of a dispute.

We are able to offer advice on the various litigation funding options available including After the Event insurance to cover the risk of having to pay an opponent’s legal costs, Conditional Fee Agreements and third party funding for appropriate cases.

Our specialist department has considerable experience of dealing with claims successfully at all levels, ranging from claims in the County Court and the High Court to the Court of Appeal.

We offer expert guidance for our clients at every stage, from before proceedings have actually been issued to assisting clients with the assessment of costs and to the enforcement of a judgment.  We provide practical and tailored advice whatever the subject matter or value of the claim.

In particular, we offer specialist advice in the following areas:-