Commercial and contractual disputes

Legal expertise to guide commercial and contractual disputes to successful resolution.

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Commercial and contractual disputes

Cost-effective commercial and contractual dispute resolution

Commercial contracts form part of any business and, for many reasons, disputes can arise.

Whether you are seeking personal legal support or representing a business, our commercial litigation lawyers have the legal knowledge and experience to help you achieve the best realistic outcome for you.

We support individuals and firms across multiple sectors from owner managed businesses to FTSE350 companies in resolving a broad range of contract claims. A specialist solicitor will work very closely with you to understand the matter and deliver a cost-effective and proportionate approach to resolving the dispute. 

We will explore all the available avenues to achieve a resolution from the outset, but where necessary we can take urgent action such as applications for freezing orders and other injunctions.

With our experience in mediation and negotiation, we can advise and engage in a full range of alternative forms of dispute resolution. However, if agreement cannot be reached by other means, we have exceptional expertise and experience in seeking appropriate redress through the courts, such as orders for specific performance, recission or damages.

Our experience covers a broad range of contractual disputes, including:

  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Sale and supply of goods and services contracts
  • Breach of warranty claims under sale and purchase agreements
  • Termination of contract disputes
  • Financial disputes including the niche area of spread betting litigation
  • Loan disputes including advice relating to pursuing and enforceability of personal guarantees
  • Introduction fee disputes relating to the recruitment industry
  • Breach of restrictive covenant disputes relating to employment contracts
  • Injunction and freezing orders

For specialist assistance with any commercial or contractual dispute, please contact a member of our expert team based in St Albans, Harpenden and Luton.


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Frequently asked questions

What are commercial and contractual disputes?

Commercial and contractual disputes arise when two or more parties involved in a business deal have a disagreement over the terms of their agreement or the performance of their obligations. These disputes can involve issues such as breach of specific obligations contained within a contract, payment disputes, delivery of goods or services, and more.

How long does it take to resolve a commercial or contractual dispute?

The length of time it takes to resolve a commercial or contractual dispute depends on the complexity of the issue and the method of resolution chosen. Negotiation can be resolved quickly, while mediation and litigation can take several months or even years.

How can I prevent commercial and contractual disputes from arising?

To reduce the chances of having commercial and contractual disputes, it is important to have clear and detailed contracts that outline the obligations and responsibilities of each party. Communication and transparency are also key to avoiding disputes, as parties should be upfront about any issues that arise and work together to find a resolution.

How are commercial and contractual disputes resolved?

Commercial and contractual disputes can be resolved through negotiation, mediation, or litigation. Negotiation involves the parties discussing the issue and attempting to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. Mediation involves a neutral third party facilitating discussions and helping the parties come to a resolution. Litigation involves taking the dispute to court, where a judge will decide the outcome.

What are the costs associated with resolving a commercial or contractual dispute?

The costs associated with resolving a commercial or contractual dispute can vary widely depending on the method of resolution chosen and the complexity of the issue. Negotiation and mediation are generally less expensive than litigation, which can involve costly legal fees as well as being a drain on management and staff time.


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