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Dispute resolution

Disputes can arise in any relationship, but court proceedings are not inevitable. Every case is different and our Commercial Dispute Resolution team is ready to talk through with you the best way to resolve yours, be it:

Sometimes disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation other than to your detriment. In these cases we will advise you whether litigation or arbitration should be considered, and discuss with you the implications, risks and likely costs, together with the prospects of success.

If you want a relationship to continue, or if the risk of losing is too great, it may be appropriate to attempt amicable settlement through ADR, the most common form being mediation. This can be a stand-alone process, but ADR is frequently attempted during litigation or arbitration. If successful it can lead to a speedy and cost-effective result but, if unsuccessful, litigation or arbitration may be necessary in any case.

We ensure complete transparency on costs with upfront estimates which we will update as the case progresses or circumstances change. Our guide to financing dispute resolution sets out various funding options.

How we can help you

Our focus areas are:

  • Intercompany disputes: including commercial contract, economic torts and professional negligence
  • Internal disputes: including breach of directors’ duties, shareholder, partnership and joint venture disputes
  • Injunctive relief in support of such disputes

If your dispute is in one of the following areas, please look at the relevant pages for more specific information:

Chambers 2016 firm  Legal 500 Leading firm 2015

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