A traditional firm with a modern approach
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitors
Business savvy solutions for your legal conflicts
Commercial legal disputes can waste a lot of time and money, as well as being an unwelcome distraction from the day-to-day running your business. Our legal experts can quickly cut to the heart of the matter and find solutions that match your business goals.
We know how easy it is for the parties in a dispute to become fixed on their side of the argument, making it very difficult for them to see a way forward that doesn’t involve giving ground in areas where they are not willing or able to compromise.
However, our talent as commercial dispute resolution lawyers is in finding a way around these issues. We use creative thinking and a lateral approach to achieve an amicable agreement between the parties wherever possible or secure the right result for you in court where required.
We will always begin by carefully analysing the issues and getting a clear understanding of your business priorities. That way we can make sure your best interests are put first at all times as we develop strategies to resolve your dispute.
Our commercial dispute resolution team are highly experienced in achieving negotiated solutions and pursuing court action, so whatever the best option is for you and your business, we can provide the expert guidance and skilled advocacy you need.
Speak to one of our commercial litigation solicitors now by calling 01962 841041 or use the contact form on the right to ask a question.
Our expertise in business dispute resolution
We can assist clients with all types of commercial disputes, whether related to personal claims involving individuals or litigation resulting from disputes between businesses and other organisations.
Our specific commercial litigation expertise includes:
- Breach of contract
- Building and trade disputes
- Contract disputes
- Professional negligence claims
- Shareholder disputes
- Debt recovery
- Dilapidation claims
- Dispute resolution
- Lease disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Possession claims
- Service charge disputes
- Rent recovery
- Personal injury claims
Don’t hesitate to contact us to find out what our team of commercial litigation experts can do to assist you. You can do so with confidence, safe in the knowledge that we have the depth and breadth of collective expertise to provide the best possible support during what can be a very challenging time for you and your business.
Commercial litigation FAQs
What is commercial litigation?
People often think of litigation as ‘taking someone to court’, however, it really just means taking any type of legal action. While court proceedings are a type of litigation, there are alternatives that can sometimes be a better option.
These alternatives include negotiation, where you and your solicitors discuss the issues with the other party or parties and their lawyers, and commercial mediation, where a neutral third-party helps the parties in a dispute to agree a solution.
We will always advise you on the most appropriate and cost-effective approach for your situation, while keeping a firm focus on achieving the best possible result for you and your business.
I’ve received a statutory demand for a debt I do not owe, can I ignore it?...
No, you should never ignore a statutory demand, even if you believe it has been sent in error. If you do not respond to the demand, the creditor can take further action, such as issuing a Bankruptcy Petition against you or (if you are a limited company) applying for a ‘winding up order’ to force your company into compulsory liquidation.
The guidance notes included in the statutory demand should make it clear that you only have 18 days after being served to make a response. The available responses are usually to pay the debt, agree a payment plan or dispute the debt.
To dispute a statutory demand, you will need to apply to the relevant court to set aside the demand (individuals) or serving notice of dispute with an explanation as to why it is disputed (companies).
If the 18-day time limit to respond has already passed, you can seek the court’s permission to apply out of time. However, there is no guarantee that the court will grant this permission and, even if they do, you are likely to be ordered to pay the creditor’s costs incurred due to the late application, even if it is found that the statutory demand was issued in error.
Speak to our commercial litigation solicitors now
If you need urgent assistance with a legal dispute involving your business, please get in touch with our expert commercial litigation solicitors across Southern England by using the links below.