Despite best practices, you may find yourself in a commercial dispute. Disputes can arise between businesses and their employees, suppliers, partners, distributors, customers and even their competitors. Due to the complexity and technical nature of commercial law, it is important to seek legal advice so both parties can reach an agreement as soon as possible.
Our panel of commercial litigation barristers can give you tactical advice and support throughout each stage of your dispute.
Whether you are facing commercial contract disputes with your shareholders, a breach of partnership duties or intellectual property claims, we can offer direct access to our commercial litigation barristers with an all-inclusive paralegal support service to ensure you get the result you want.
We understand that your business dispute could result in unexpected and costly legal fees, which is why offer cost-effective payment solutions to minimise your legal costs upfront, so you can receive the legal support you need.
We make direct access work for you by eliminating the burden of managing the administrative aspects of your commercial litigation dispute to ensure your business interests are protected. Our talented team of paralegals will take care of all the necessary documentation and other litigation support functions that your barrister will rely on you to do yourself.
Safeguard your business assets today by contacting a member of our legal team for practical solutions and affordable payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
We take into consideration your individual circumstances, to help you get the best possible outcome. If you have already appointed a commercial litigation barrister to your case, we can still offer you legal advice and payment plan solutions. We will and will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf, personally. Start your payment plan now to arrange your payment plan.
There are a variety of commercial disputes that can occur throughout a business’s lifetime. Our commercial litigation barristers and paralegals offer strategic advice for businesses that are currently involved in:
• Commercial Contract Disputes;
• Debt Recovery & Collection;
• Professional Negligence Claims;
• Intellectual Property Claims;
• Director & Shareholder Disputes;
• Partnership & LLP Disputes; or
• Commercial Property & Land Disputes.
We advocate trying to settle disputes at the earliest opportunity, but if urgent action is required, our legal experts are experienced in obtaining interim injunctive relief to protect your commercial interests in the short term while the dispute is being resolved either by ADR or through the courts.
Commercial Contract Disputes
Contracts form the foundation of almost every business relationship, and many commercial litigation cases inevitably come down to a breach of rights and obligations under these contracts. It is not uncommon for disputes to arise from even the most carefully drafted and detailed contracts. If one party believes that the other party has failed to honour some or all of their obligations in accordance with the terms and conditions of their agreed contract they should seek legal advice immediately.
Our commercial litigation barristers aim to ensure your business continues operating effectively by offering tactical solutions. We have experience in handling disputes of:
• Terms and conditions of trade;
• Agency/ distribution / supply agreements;
• Online contracts;
• Payment and financial obligations;
• The sale, delivery and hire of goods; and
• Franchise agreements.
We provide legal support and guidance throughout the dispute process to help you resolve your commercial issue fairly. In cases where litigation is necessary, our experienced barristers are on standby to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
In order to help settle business disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, it’s vital to consult commercial litigation barristers who will offer practical, commercially-focused, solutions. Our legal experts recognise that every dispute is different and will provide a tailored strategy to meet your needs.
If you want to know more about your rights, the value of any loss incurred and how best to protect your business interests, contact one of our commercial litigation barristers today.
Pursing a commercial contract dispute may result in unforeseen legal costs. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our legal experts can advise you on cost-effective payment solutions, so you can manage your fees upfront and receive the legal support you need now.
Get direct access to an expert barrister with all-inclusive paralegal support services to help end your business dispute quickly and efficiently. Call us on 0800 888 6760 to start your payment plan.
Debt Recovery & Collection
Issuing invoices and regular bank statements should be a standard part of your credit control routine – before a payment becomes overdue. Once a payment deadline has passed, quick action to chase debts is essential. Before starting debt recovery proceedings, we would advise you to assess the situation, by contacting the debtor personally. If the debtor is facing financial difficulties, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible, to understand the recovery procedure.
If a solution can’t be reached through negotiation, you should contact a legal advisor to help you send your Letter Before Action. This formal letter, warns the debtor of possible court proceedings, if they fail to pay their debts before the allotted time. You may also choose to send a Late Payment Demand, which allows you to claim interest, compensation and reasonable debt collection costs.
You should consider issuing a county court claim if the debtor has failed to pay after the Letter Before Action or Late Payment Demand. In these circumstances, the debtor has 14 days to pay the debt, arrange a payment plan with the business, or defend the claim. If the debtor has not filed a defence, and the debt is still unpaid, the next stage in the process is to issue a County Court Judgement (CCJ). If the debt owed is under £600, the court will appoint a County Court Bailiff to take control of the goods to cover outstanding debt. When debts are over £600, judgement is delegated to a High Court Enforcement Officer.
We offer a full support throughout the debt recovery process, from Letters Before Action, County Court and insolvency proceedings, to litigation and enforcement. Working nationwide, our barristers have a proven track record in complex debt collection cases, with a wealth of technical insight and commercial experience to help you receive just payment.
We can put you in touch with our panel of direct access barristers and paralegals to help you with document processing and administrative work to ensure your debt issue is solved as quickly and effectively as possible.
Don’t hesitate to contact a member of our legal team today for tactical advice and affordable payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
Professional Negligence Claims
Professional negligence occurs when a professional fails to perform their responsibilities to the required standard of skill and care. You can make a claim against a number of professional advisors in different industry sectors, such as surveyors, project managers, accountants, formal institutions and solicitors. To make a claim against a professional, you will need to demonstrate that the individual has breached the required standard of care and as a result, caused financial loss. Making a claim for compensation due to professional negligence is only possible if the loss is ‘reasonably foreseeable’.
Our professional negligence barristers can help you with a range of different claims, these may include:
• Medical negligence involving clinical errors or incorrect GP advice;
• Property transaction issues and conveyancer negligence;
• Litigation case negligence when a solicitor or barrister has given poor legal advice;
• Mis-selling of pensions, endowments, bonds and other financial assets; or
• Negligent house surveys and/or valuation reports from surveyors or valuers.
Before issuing court proceedings you should contact a legal advisor to discuss the merits of your case and amount of compensation you’re entitled to. Claiming professional negligence can be difficult, as the claimant needs to prove causation. If the loss would have occurred in any event, then the professional’s breach of duty cannot be negligent. Professional negligence barristers can help you draft your Letter of Claim which should include:
• A chronological summary of your case;
• Allegations implying that the professional did not meet the required standard of skill and care; and
• Confirmation of legal representation.
The professional has an allocated amount of time to acknowledge the Letter of Claim and up to 3 months to investigate the allegation. The next step in the process, is for the professional to send the claimant a Letter of Response, a Letter of Settlement or both. In the Letter of Response, the professional will include whether they believe the whole claim, or part of the claim should be admitted or denied. A Letter of Settlement contains information on a settlement proposal between the claimant and the professional. However, if the claim is denied in its entirety and all other dispute resolutions have been exhausted, the claimant can issue court proceedings.
If you are considering going to court to make a claim, our professional negligence barristers are here to advise you on the best course of action. Our all-inclusive paralegal support services collect all the relevant facts and documentation to prove a breach of duty, causation and loss on your behalf. With direct access to barristers we ensure you have the best possible representation in court, by gathering credible witness statements and expert evidence before your trial date.
The procedures surrounding professional negligent claims can be extremely complex so it is advisable to seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity. If you’re concerned about the legal costs involved in making a claim against a professional, we may be able to cover 100% of your legal costs, so you won’t need to make any payments until your case is settled. Call a member of our legal team to start your payment plan now on 0800 888 6760.
Intellectual Property Claims
It is important for businesses to have the right type of intellectual property protection to help stop theft or copying of designs, products, product names and inventions.
Commercial disputes can arise with intellectual property (IP) if an individual commits an infringement. Infringement occurs when someone uses your intellectual property without permission. If both parties cannot reach an agreement through negotiation and ADR, you can file legal proceedings through the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) or through the courts if someone has:
• Used your copyrighted work without expressed permission;
• Makes money from your own design or database;
• Used your domain name;
• Used a trade mark that resembles one you’ve previously registered;
• Committed counterfeit, trade libel and false advertising actions; or
• Sells a product you’ve patented.
Depending on the allocation of your claim to the appropriate track, your case may be heard in front of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) or the High Court. After you have completed the claims form and the defendant has been notified, they have 14 days to file ‘acknowledgement of service’ to the court. When your valuable business assets are at stake, it’s important not to take any unnecessary risks. Intellectual property matters are often quite complex so you should seek assistance from a knowledgeable legal representative to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
Protect your business growth and valuable assets by contacting one of our intellectual property barristers today. We can help prevent competitors profiting from your ideas by giving you tactical support and affordable payment plans to manage your legal fees throughout your intellectual property case.
Get direct access to barristers and support from paralegals that have a wealth of experience in intellectual property cases. From advisory and transactional matters to conflict resolution, litigation and enforcement, our legal team are here to help you every step of the way.
Ensure your business assets are protected at all times by getting in touch with one of our IP dispute resolution experts now, to receive pragmatic legal advice and cost-effective payment solutions on 0800 888 6760.
Director & Shareholder Disputes
Business relationships are built on the basis of mutual trust and agreement. However, in some cases, conflicts of interests and insurmountable differences may arise between directors and shareholders which can have a detrimental impact on the business. Commercial disputes between directors and shareholders can often be challenging and highly charged situations, so it’s important to seek legal advice to settle the dispute as quickly and professionally as possible.
If negotiations and all other options for ADR have been exhausted, you may consider making a claim against a director or shareholder if;
• A breach in fiduciary duty has occurred;
• The individual is not acting in good faith or best interests of the business;
• The individual is acting outside of the powers granted by the business;
• There is a 50:50 shareholder deadlock;
• There is concern as to whether the board of directors are meeting their responsibilities and you want to seek relief through making a derivative claim;
• You believe the company has been managed in a way that is ‘unfairly prejudicial’ and you want to make a minority shareholder claim;
• There is evidence of commercial fraud; or
• The business is in liquidation, dissolution or insolvency.
Commercial disputes between directors and shareholders can be extremely complex and technical. If you are unsure on what your next step should be, contact a member of our legal team today. We can advise businesses, directors and shareholders on their respective rights and obligations, and build their case for commercial litigation.
Contact our panel of direct access barristers to help you with director misconduct, minority shareholder claims, derivative claims, deadlock situations and disputed director dismissals.
Our additional paralegal support service can collect the necessary documents to effectively resolve your director and shareholder dispute before it affects your day to day operations and business reputation.
If you are concerned about the legal costs involved in your negotiation, ADR or commercial litigation, don’t worry, we’re here to help. Our legal experts may be able to cover all your legal fees upfront, so you can receive the legal support you need today. To find out more information, call a member of our legal team now on 0800 888 6760.
Partnership & LLP Disputes
The typical structure of a business partnership or a limited liability partnership (LLP) gives all partners equal rights and authority within the business. Therefore, when a dispute occurs between partners, it can be difficult to resolve the conflict as no one has leading authority. Disagreements can lead to serious repercussions for the business through commercial litigation, so it’s essential that you seek legal advice to understand your rights and entitlement.
Common partnership and LLP disputes involve:
• Breach of partnership duties;
• Dividing capital or assets;
• Dissolution and termination of partnerships;
• Restrictive covenant issues;
• Winding up (the process of selling all assets of a business to pay off creditors); and
• Asset misappropriation fraud.
Our commercial litigation barristers, can offer proactive legal support for dispute resolution and in cases where court is unavoidable, preparing evidence for commercial litigation. If you are considering making a claim against your partner, our talented team of paralegals will collect all the necessary evidence for your claim form and for you court case if your dispute is heard in front of the county courts or High Court.
If you have not signed a partnership agreement with your colleague, we can still offer guidance to help you resolve the dispute quickly and amicably. Our legal team may also be able to prevent future disputes by preparing documentation for partnership contracts.
Don’t let your partnership dispute escalate. If you want to take legal action, or are on the receiving end of a claim made against you from your business partner, contact our panel of direct access barristers today for confidential advice and cost-effective payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
Commercial Property & Land Disputes
When the value of land in the UK is so high, it is important to have dispute resolution procedures in place to resolve commercial property issues before they cause disruptions to the daily operation of your business. Some of the main issues that can arise when owning commercial property include:
• Disputes with development agreements and site assembly issues (including easements, covenants and rights of way disputes);
• Contentious and non-contentious business lease renewals;
• Land options and associated valuation issues;
• Contractual disputes on the sale and purchase of land;
• Development and planning issues;
• Establishing rights of ownership and interests in land;
• Agreements relating to developments; and
• Boundary disputes.
Our property dispute resolution barristers are on call to assist in all types of commercial property and land disputes. We normally advocate a speedy alternative to property litigation and can advise clients on negotiation tactics, ADR and mediation. However, if the dispute can’t be resolved, we can provide the best possible representation in the county court, High Court and Upper Tribunal. Our legal team can also help if you want to bring a professional negligence claim against your surveyor or architect, and assist in resolving property transaction issues and conveyancer negligence cases.
Commercial property is an extremely complex and technical area of law, so you should contact an experienced property barrister to help end the dispute as quickly as possible. If you’re concerned about the legal costs involved in your commercial property case, we can offer you affordable payment solutions, to help you manage your fees upfront. To ensure there is minimal disruption to the operation of your business, call one of our direct access barristers today for practical advice and cost-effective payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
Despite our best intentions for business practice, many of us may find ourselves in business disputes with our employees, shareholders, partners, competitors and other business professionals. It is important to ensure contractual agreements with business colleagues and hired professionals have dispute resolution procedures in place, so that any issues are solved as quickly and amicably as possible.
Don’t put your day to day business operations and reputations at stake. Seek advice from our panel of direct access barristers at the earliest opportunity to discuss your rights and merits of the business dispute.
We work with you to understand your individual circumstances and create tailor-made strategies to effectively resolve your business issue. Our all-inclusive paralegal support services ensure that legal experts are by your side every step of the way, to eliminate the burden of managing all the administrative aspects of your legal case.
Whether you are facing a commercial contractual dispute; debt collection issue; professional negligence claim; intellectual property infringement; commercial property and land disputes or a disagreement with directors, shareholders or partners, our barristers and paralegals will ensure that your interests are protected.
We also provide affordable payment plans to cover your legal costs, so you can receive the legal support you need – without the need for large payments upfront.
Commercial disputes can be extremely complex. Get the help you need today by contacting a member of our legal team for practical solutions and affordable payment plans on 0800 888 6760.
We take into consideration your individual circumstances, to help you get the best possible outcome. If you have already appointed a barrister to your case, we can still offer you legal advice and payment plan solutions. We will and will make all the necessary arrangements on your behalf, personally. Start your payment plan now to arrange your payment plan.