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).
Our experienced commercial-dispute team provides support and advice to community organisations on all aspects of resolving commercial disputes.
We know at times disputes can arise and understand that when community organisations find themselves in the unfortunate position of being in dispute they need to find the solution that causes minimal disruption and avoids being too costly. We will work in partnership with you to provide clear and practical advice and to reach a workable outcome as quickly as possible.
We have extensive sector experience and knowledge and have worked with many social businesses to resolve commercial disputes. Whether you are a community organisation, co-operative, mutual, community-led enterprise, social enterprise or public sector spin-out we can work with you to resolve your commercial disputes and safeguard your organisation against the risk of future disputes.
Our resolving commercial disputes service
At Anthony Collins Solicitors, our specialist commercial dispute team works in partnership with community organisations to 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.
- Debt recovery.
- Employment disputes.
- Governance disputes.
- Professional negligence.
- Defending or bringing challenges to decisions of public bodies by judicial review.
We are committed to working with our clients to reach workable outcomes and find solutions that safeguard the organisations interests. We understand that dispute resolution can take many different forms and our advice is tailored to each client and their unique set of circumstances.
We work with our clients to seek resolution through mediation and to reduce the risk of future disputes arising. Our commercial dispute team regularly 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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