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Disputes

In business, you’re almost bound to run into occasional disputes. These are inevitably stressful, frustrating and ultimately, costly.

They must be dealt with quickly, because they can easily become protracted issues that are not only financially draining, but also a major distraction that can impact on your whole company’s performance and productivity, but where exactly do you start?

Legal advice from a commercially minded people

Our dedicated team of business disputes specialists can help you review your options and decide on the best course of action for you and your business. We are business-minded people, so you can talk to us plainly and get straightforward answers.

The legal industry bible Chambers describes us as a “dominant force” in the marketplace, and we feature in The Lawyer magazine’s prestigious Top 200 rankings.

Acting as your trusted adviser, we can advise on a diverse range of challenges, including:

  • disputes with people directly involved within your business
  • disputes with service providers, suppliers, customers and your workforce
  • disputes over financial matters, from debt collection to employment issues
  • disputes relating to all aspects of land and property ownership and claims
  • disputes resulting from malicious attacks on your business reputation

It needn’t go to Court

Formal proceedings can be expensive. So we’ll advise on routes such as pre-action settlements, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution options. In the process, we can identify bespoke and cost effective approaches to save you money but still achieve the outcome you want.

Skilled help on every size and scale

Whatever the size of your business or scale of the challenge, we’re committed to deliver the greatest degree of support. We advise a wide range of clients throughout the region, from sole traders to international companies. This has seen us involved in litigation at the highest level, including cases being heard in the Court of Appeal.

Our recent experience and activities include:

  • professional negligence claim against client’s solicitor and accountant for failure to provide appropriate tax advice.
  • reviewing and advising a UK supplier on the terms and enforceability of an exclusive distribution agreement
  • acting for a sole trader in a substantial claim for unpaid invoices
  • professional negligence claim arising out of advice given by financial advisers on transferring pensions out of the NHS scheme into a SIPP.
  • advising business owner seeking the removal of defamatory material from the internet.
  • advising on the enforceability of a developer’s exclusivity agreement relating to a property.
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