Commercial disputes

Commercial disputes

"Outstanding! Case wrapped up, well within 24 hours of instruction. Very grateful for your advice yesterday evening & this morning. Just superb."

National Catering Chain

Excellent service and legal advice from team specialising in commercial disputes and litigation and legal disputes delivering an amazing client experience for companies in the UK.

When a commercial dispute arises we work hard to achieve your objectives as quickly as possible, resolving disputes whilst protecting your business's resources, reputation and relationships.

We understand that disputes can be time consuming, costly and an unwelcome distraction from the core task of running your company so we will do all we can to get you the result you deserve as painlessly as possible.

Our specialist commercial litigation team has experience of acting for a wide variety of clients in varied and complex disputes.

Some cases demand quick settlement, whilst for others it is necessary to adopt a more aggressive strategy.

Irrespective of the approach, we will fight your corner and work with you to resolve the issue. We are also skilled at helping clients manage press interest in high profile cases.

From recovering money owed under a contract, terminating commercial agreements, urgent injunction applications or providing advice about a company's relationship with its directors and shareholders, we can help.

Recent experience includes:

  • Assisting a retailer in its negotiations with a leading IT provider concerning its exit from a long-term, fixed-term contract for the provision of outsourced IT services. Through negotiations, an exposure of more than £30m was avoided and favourable arrangements for transition of the services to a new services provider agreed as part of the negotiated exit
  • Obtaining freezing injunctions in commercial fraud cases
  • Acting for a Canadian law firm, who represented a party to an arbitration taking place in that jurisdiction where the sums in dispute were in excess of $150m (Canadian). We were instructed on an urgent basis to advise on the form of the letter of request to be submitted to the Canadian court and subsequently to obtain the necessary Order from the English court, obliging a senior executive of an investment bank in the City to give evidence at the arbitration

Our clients include:

  • Thomas Cook
  • Roadchef  
  • Next
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Home Retail Group
  • VW
  • A leading Midlands based car manufacturer