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Contract disputes

Disputes are simply a fact of life, even for the most well-run businesses.  They may involve a breakdown in relationships with suppliers, customers, agents, distributors, your bank, your employees, or indeed any other party with whom you deal. 

Our highly experienced, specialist commercial dispute resolution solicitors specialise in handling business disputes of all kinds. 

No two cases are alike so we take time to understand the background to the dispute and its immediate trigger.  We can then offer a clear, concise and objective assessment of your options and recommend approach.  You can make an informed decision as to how you wish to proceed.

Where possible we prefer to resolve disputes by way of some straight-talking between the parties, more formal negotiation or mediation.  This usually saves management time and cost and serves to reduce business risk. If litigation proves to be unavoidable we will present your case robustly and tenaciously in the appropriate forum.

We believe the resolving a dispute should be driven primarily by your commercial and personal interests, rather than pure legal principles.  Our advice is therefore practical and straightforward. 

We regularly advise business on breaches of contract and how to extract yourself from a contract that is no longer in your commercial interest.  Where urgent action is needed, we can obtain interim injunctions to protect your short-term position whilst the dispute is resolved.

Our specialist team advises on issues including:

  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Contractual disputes with customers, distributors, business advisers or suppliers
  • Corporate disputes with shareholders
  • Debt recovery
  • Disqualification of directors
  • Disputes following the breakdown of commercial relationships
  • Injunctions and asset protection
  • Partnership and LLP issues
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Property litigation.

Examples of our work:

Representing a facilities management company over bills disputed due to irregularities in the format of paperwork, and resolving the matter by way of adjudication.

Resolving a dispute with an agent over unpaid commission and issuing a counter-claim

Pursuing a claim against a sales agent over a failed luxury golf and spa resort involving allegations of breach of contract and consequent loss of sales and cash flow.

Pursing a claim for lost profits over early termination of a long-term software contract.


Related Services:

Mediation and arbitration Partnership and LLP disputes  Intellectual property disputes  

Debt recovery  Shareholder disputes Search orders and supervising solicitors  

Commercial Property Disputes

John Wiblin

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution

Lauren MacKenzie

Senior solicitor specialising in Dispute Resolution and Mediation

John's knowledge is superb. He also takes the time to explain the legal jargon so it is easy to understand what is happening and the consequences of action
  • Senior Buying Manager, food retailer
  • About: John Wiblin
John was engaged by my company on a contract law problem, which went to High Court and we won the day. I found John to be tremendously supportive throughout the process, gave very clear precise advice and organised extremely professional Counsel representation.
  • Managing Director, engineering equipment manufacturer
  • About: John Wiblin