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Commercial Litigation Solicitors

A pragmatic, commercially astute approach to business disputes

Disputes in business are generally unwelcome because of their potentially serious impact on corporate finances, as well as your team’s time and stress-levels, your company’s reputation and your commercial relationships.

When faced with a business dispute, you need a lawyer who can work with you to assess risks, costs and options, then determine the best way of tackling the problem to deal with the immediate issue while protecting your wider commercial interests.

Our dedicated team of commercial litigation lawyers at CWJ are experienced in handling a range of issues from small debt or breach of contract claims to complex multi-party litigation and claims of more than £1 million.

Although focused on optimising outcomes, we also attune our advice to the commercial realities and the needs of your business. We always consider alternative methods of settling disputes and have been successful in exploring practical, innovative new strategies for resolving conflict, even in cases where the parties appear to hold entrenched positions.

Some of our work is multi-jurisdictional and, where necessary, we draw on the knowledge and experience of a number of European lawyers through our membership of EuroJuris.

Speak to our commercial litigation team now by calling 01689 887887 or using our simple contact form to make an enquiry.

Our highly talented team of commercial litigators and business dispute resolution specialists have decades of experience guiding companies and individuals through a wide range of conflict, including high value and complex disputes.

Our commercial litigation & dispute resolution services

We have strong expertise in handling a wide range of commercial disputes for businesses in Orpington, throughout London and across the South East.

Boardroom/shareholder disputes

Where relationships have broken down within your business, we can advise you on the best ways to resolve the issue so you and the business can move forward. Thanks to our strong expertise in mediation and alternative dispute resolution, we can usually resolve these disputes amicably, helping to repair internal business relationships.

Professional negligence claims 

If you have been let down by a professional who provided a service resulting in you losing money, we can help you take action to claim back the money you have lost.

We can assist with claims against professionals including:

  • Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Surveyors

Construction disputes

We have extensive experience representing developers and construction professionals in a wide range of construction disputes. We have strong experience with using Adjudication to resolve construction disputes, helping you to quickly and effectively resolve the matter in a fair way.

Intellectual property disputes

If your intellectual property has been infringed, or you have been accused of IP infringement, we can advise you on your legal options and take action to protect your IP or defend your legal position.

Our IP disputes expertise includes:

Employment disputes

We can provide clear, practical advice to business owners and managers in relation to a wide range of employment disputes.

Our employment dispute expertise includes:

  • Redundancy
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Harassment
  • Discrimination
  • Enforcing restrictive covenants
  • Employment Tribunal claims

Insurance claims

If your insurance claim has been partly or wholly refused, we can support you in seeking a resolution, whether through the insurer’s own internal complaints process or via the Financial Ombudsman.

Property disputes

We represent landlords in a wide range of disputes related to both commercial and residential property, helping to protect landlord’s rights and the value of their investments.

Our property disputes expertise includes:

Commercial debt recovery

We have a dedicated team focused on recovering late payments for a range of businesses. In most cases, we are able to recover debts quickly and cost-effectively without damaging your relationships with businesses and customers, but we can also advise you on options such as court action, CCJs and winding up/bankruptcy proceedings where required.

Consumer disputes

We can advise you where you believe your consumer rights have been breached, including in relation to goods bought on the high street, online or through mail order. With strong expertise in business terms and conditions, we can help you understand if your rights have been breached and guide you through seeking a refund, replacement or repair.

Our approach to commercial dispute resolution

We understand that most businesses would prefer to avoid the cost, time and conflict associated with court proceedings wherever possible. For this reason, we always attempt to resolve disputes through out-of-court settlements wherever possible.

Our team have strong expertise in using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for a wide range of business disputes, with our experience and skills meaning we can typically resolve even the most complex and contentious disputes outside of a court.

By using methods such as negotiation and commercial mediation, we can help you achieve a result that protects your interests while saving you time, money and stress. We always tailor our approach to your broader needs and ADR can be very effective where there is a need to preserve a working relationship with the party you are in dispute with.

Another key advantage of settling out of court is that it allows you to keep the details of your dispute private, whereas court proceedings are held in public.

However, while an out-of-court settlement is often the preferable approach, we recognise that not all disputes can be resolved in this way. Fortunately, our team also has strong experience with pursuing commercial litigation through the courts, so can provide clear guidance and effective representation whichever approach is required to get the right result for you.

Our commercial litigation fees

We understand that cost is often an important deciding factor considering how to deal with a business dispute. Our goal is to be clear and transparent with our pricing, so you can make an informed choice about how to move forward.

We are able to offer some of our dispute resolution services on a fixed fee basis, for example, for sending a letter before action in straightforward disputes. Other services are offered according to an hourly rate, which we will agree with you before any work is carried out.

Please take a look at our pricing information to find out more about our commercial dispute resolution fees.

For information on our funding arrangements for commercial litigation click here.

Speak to our commercial litigation solicitors in Orpington

For clear, effective advice and representation for a wide range of business disputes, please get in touch with our commercial litigation solicitors in Orpington today.

Call us on 01689 887887 or use our simple contact form to make an enquiry.