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commercial dispute resolution


Commercial disputes can occur at any time and are often more prevalent following an economic downturn. Effective resolution can require significant investment and management time. From the moment we are instructed, we will help you build an effective strategy which will take into account your resources, your approach to risk and the potential impact on your brand.

We provide a full range of services to clients both nationally and cross-border including: advice on alternative dispute resolution; breach of commercial contracts; breach of restrictive covenants; breach of warranty; company law disputes; freezing orders; injunctions; misrepresentation; claims and shareholder disputes.

what we do...

  • Diverse and talented litigators – the size  and talent of our team means that we can deal practically and effectively with a broad range of disputes from clients across many sectors including: education, energy, finance, healthcare, insurance, IT/tech, manufacturing, public bodies, retail, sport and utilities.

  • Understanding our clients needs - we work effectively with all clients from large multi-national PLCs and more local private/owner-managed businesses through to public bodies - we understand the issues and commercial pressures that face all of our clients when dealing with disputes.

  • Results driven - we provide commercial, practical advice - even where that means challenging the thinking of our clients to get the best result for them.

  • Exceptional client service - our values mean we are client focused, dependable, responsive, innovative, professional and reflective.

  • Products – we have developed a costs management application to allow for full and proper monitoring of budgets including how the ongoing cost compares with the budget approved by the court -  an excellent tool for keeping our clients up to date on the next most important factor after prospects of success.

  • Externally recognised experts - we are consistently ranked as a Tier 1 Commercial Litigation team in both Chambers and Legal 500. 

related resources

Legal updates

Security of costs: are you already secured?

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Legal updates

Enforcing adjudicators decisions: Amey Wye Valley Limited v The County of Herefordshire District Council

Parties continue to advance innovative arguments in an attempt to prevent the enforcement of adjudication awards.


Legal updates

Adjudication costs and the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998

An overview of the prospects of recovering legal costs in an adjudication and the apparent conflict between the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (the Late Payment Act) and the Construction Act.


Legal updates

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Over the past 24 hours, the UK press has widely reported that negotiations around Jose Mourinho’s image rights are holding up his keenly-awaited appointment as Manchester United Football Club’s new manager.


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