The European Court has upheld the long-standing principle that parties to a dispute should be able to choose their lawyers without having to go through a tender process (or use a framework).
We will provide you clients with prompt, clear and pragmatic support and advice if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in dispute.
We understand that when faced with a dispute clients you need to minimise disruption and contain costs to achieve the best achievable result. Our team can deliver these outcomes for you, whether you’re a social enterprise, co-operative, mutual, community-led enterprise, public-sector spin-out, tenant management organisation or values-driven business.
Our commercial-disputes service
We provide support for a full range of commercial disputes, including:
- contract and commercial;
- construction, repairs and maintenance;
- commercial property disputes;
- disputes between an organisation and its tenants/customers;
- insolvency and bankruptcy;
- IT and intellectual property;
- defamation and reputational damage;
- employment disputes;
- governance disputes;
- professional negligence;
- mediation; and
- defending or bringing challenges to decisions of public bodies by judicial review.
Our emphasis is on helping you to find the best solutions whilst safeguarding your organisation's interests. We recognise that successful resolution of disputes can be achieved in many different ways, including through mediation. Our commercial dispute-resolution team is able to advise you on how to reduce the risk of disputes arising, and we frequently train clients on dispute avoidance and management techniques. One of our partners, Andrew Lancaster, is an experienced mediator, accredited by CEDR.
A pragmatic and efficient solicitor ensuring clients receive effective resolutions.
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