Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
Although our team has a wealth of court experience, we understand the importance of exploring alternatives to litigation where possible and our solicitors will discuss with you whether formal mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution are appropriate. As a result, our solicitors have extensive experience of mediation as an effective way of resolving disputes early and cost effectively, and we also have a trained and qualified mediator in the team.
Our specialist areas include:
- Banking litigation
- Commercial fraud
- Contract disputes
- Corporate claims and shareholder disputes
- Debt recovery
- Insolvency-related disputes
- International disputes
- Intellectual property
- IT disputes
- Judicial review
- Partnership disputes
- Professional negligence
- Property litigation
- Reputation management and media
- Restrictive covenants
- Search orders and supervising solicitors
- Trust and inheritance disputes
Our solicitors understand that one of the paramount concerns to clients involved in litigation or dispute resolution is the level of cost involved and the ability to monitor and budget for those costs on a regular basis. Our lawyers use bespoke software, to provide detailed and tailored budgets at the outset of a dispute. Our budgeting service provides a breakdown of the work and how much it will cost at each stage. This gives our clients greater certainty as to costs and cash flow.
Certain business contracts include an arbitration clause, which means that if the business cannot resolve a dispute or contractual disagreement, the business owner can have the case heard in arbitration. By having the matter in arbitration, the parties forego a court hearing, which could take further time and cost money. An arbitrator listens to both parties side and then tries to come up with a solution mutually agreeable to everyone.
Insurance defence is also a vital part of commercial litigation since most companies carry insurance in the event that an employee, customer or another business names the company as a defendant. When a person or another business sues a company, the owner or representative of the company has to turn it over to their insurance agent. The insurance adjuster retains a business lawyer depending on the expertise needed to represent the insurance company and the business.
Our solicitors has proven experience in commercial litigation, appearing in the High Court, County Courts and specialist tribunals. Our litigation group complements our advisory work for our key areas of practise, bringing about a full service commercial and corporate law firm.
Business to Business Debt Recovery
Court cases- These costs apply where your claim is in relation to an unpaid invoice which is not disputed and enforcement action is not needed. if the other party disputes your claim at any point, we will discuss any further work required and provide you with revised advice about costs if necessary, which could be on a fixed fee or on an hourly rate.
Debts up to £5,000.00- Court fee of 5%, our fees on a range of between 10%-20% plus VAT plus Disbursements.
Debts of £5,001-£10,000- Court fee of 5%, our fees on a range of between 20%-25% plus VAT plus Disbursements.
Debts of £10,001-50,000- an hourly rate of charge upon application which will be based upon the level of expertise of the lawyer on your case.