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We act for companies, partnerships, LLPs, directors and shareholders in relation to a wide variety of company and partnership disputes.
Some of our clients have a lot of experience of dealing with complex disputes relating to commercial corporate matters. For others, their contact with us is their first experience of litigation or dispute resolution.
Our areas of expertise
We have extensive experience in dealing with commercial corporate disputes, which enables us to focus our advice directly on the area most relevant to you. Our experience also means that you can be confident that your case is dealt with by an appropriate specialist in the field and will be supervised by a partner with significant knowledge of the area.
Our specialist team is able to provide advice on resolving a broad range of commercial corporate disputes whether by litigation, negotiation or some form of ADR including mediation. We advise on:
- Unfair prejudice and minority protection actions
- Deadlocked board disputes
- Disputes about directors’ fiduciary duties
- Disputes within residents’ freehold and management companies
- Joint venture disputes
- Breach of warranty and misrepresentation claims, including those relating to the acquisition and disposal of businesses
- Disputes about restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements
- Shareholder and investor disputes
- Removal of shareholders and directors
- Misconduct and negligence claims
- General corporate governance issues
We aim to help clients avoid disputes or resolve them at an early stage. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances.
Our lawyers are experienced in areas such as ensuring that you receive the breadth of support you require from lawyers who are able to see alternative approaches to resolving your problems.
We can also draw on the range of experience across the firm, so that we are able to consider and advise on issues relating to insolvency, property, corporate and commercial and any regulatory matters that may arise in the course of your dispute.
Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.
We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements. For further information please read our commercial litigation funding information sheet.
Property Litigation Association
The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.www.pla.org.uk
The LSLA was formed in 1952 and currently represents the interests of a wide range of civil litigators in London. It has some 800 members throughout London among all the major litigation practices, ranging from the sole practitioner to major international firms.lsla.co.uk
The Commercial Litigation Association (CLAN)
CLAN's aim is to champion the cause of all who are involved in the practice and business of commercial dispute resolution in its broadest sense and from every walk of professional life whether Judge, Solicitor or barrister, trainee or pupil, academic or litigation funder.comlit.co.uk
The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.www.tecsa.org.uk
Society of Construction Law
Society of Construction Law has worked to promote for the public benefit education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and adjudication), both in the UK and overseas.www.scl.org.uk
ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.www.adrgroup.co.uk