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Resolving business disputes
Most businesses will have to deal with a dispute at some time or other. Whatever the dispute - whether it relates to a long overdue debt, sub-standard goods or a breach of contract, you need a speedy and cost-effective resolution with the least possible disruption to your business and cash flow.
Whatever issues you face, we can help you settle the matter, ideally with your commercial reputation and business relationships intact. If settlement is not possible, we can advise on the best method of dispute resolution whether that involves formal proceedings through the courts or alternative forms of dispute resolution (ADR) such as negotiation, mediation or adjudication.
Achieving a resolution for your business
If court proceedings are necessary, we have the experience, expertise and advocacy skills to pursue or defend those proceedings vigorously in the High Court or County Court, to assist you in achieving a resolution that suits your commercial objectives.
Our solicitors will advise you fully on the procedures involved and all options available to achieve a successful outcome. We will also fully inform you of the likely costs involved.
Our Commercial Litigation team also offers a Debt Recovery service which is geared to improving cash flow by recovering unpaid invoices cost-efficiently.
How can we help?
We have extensive experience of handling a wide range of commercial disputes and have the legal acumen to advise you every step of the way. We advise on a variety of commercial disputes including:
- Commercial disputes
- Shareholder / Partnership / LLP disputes
- Intellectual Property (IP) disputes
- Reputation Management / Online Defamation
- Professional Negligence
- Supply of goods and services
- Commercial Property Litigation
- Construction disputes
We will advise you on the most appropriate way to resolve your dispute whether that be through negotiation, Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Expert Determination or through the courts. Examples of how we can help include:
- writing letters before action (also called "7 day letters)
- advising on whether you have a good claim or defence
- advising on and handling court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings
- obtaining injunctions
- enforcing judgments
- dealing with county court and other judgments (CCJ)
- dealing with insolvency issues including statutory demands, liquidation, bankruptcy, administration proceedings
For more information on how to resolve your dispute, contact Christopher Burke on 0161 684 6941 or make an enquiry.
Articles, guides and tips for those involved in a dispute
Got a dispute?
Alternatives to court – other, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures
- What is expert determination?
- New requirement for traders to tell consumers about alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options
Contract issues – and avoiding disputes
- Some tips for handling contract negotiations
- Contracts don’t have to be in writing to be binding
- So called penalty clauses in commercial contracts
Court procedure and costs
- Senior judge recommends fixed costs in claims over £250,000
- Local courts included in government’s closure plan
- New debt recovery rules from October 2017
- Debt recovery need not involve the expense of going to court
- Are your business debts getting out of hand? Read our tips on avoiding insolvency
- Review your cash flow before Christmas
- Dealing with court claims and county court judgments (Has someone served a court, claim form document on you?)
- A checklist to help you deal with County Court Judgments
Disputes relating to wills and inheritance
- Comfort for those making wills (and clarification on when they can be challenged)
- The importance of making a will
- Landowners must take responsibility for knotweed blight
- Farmer entitled to compensation after land flooded
- A checklist - what can businesses do to prepare for Brexit?
- What might the Brexit mean for your business?
Issues for directors and business owners
- Shareholder, director and partnership disputes
- Shareholder agreements – what every business person needs to know
- Protecting and planning your business and shares ahead of death
Last updated: 23 June 2017