Commercial disputes

Even the best-run business can find itself facing difficulties from late and unpaid bills to breaches of contract. Whether you are the claimant or the defendant, our experienced professional team will provide prompt, expert legal assistance when disputes arise. We aim to resolve issues quickly and cost-effectively, using dispute resolution procedures such as negotiation, mediation and arbitration wherever possible.

When court proceedings become unavoidable, our Commercial  Disputes specialists will select and instruct specialist commercial barristers to ensure you have the best team in place.

We can advise on product, sales, service and delivery claims, as well as general contractual performance disputes; we also deal with substantial claims arising out of commercial agency agreements, and partnership and shareholder disputes.

We offer specialist advice in areas including:

Debt collection and enforcement Whichever side you find yourself on in a commercial dispute, we’ll be happy to advise. To speak to a member of our Commercial Disputes team, please contact us.

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