Commercial and Contract Disputes

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Navigating your way through any dispute can be stressful, disruptive and damaging – and corporate disputes are no exception. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and the individuals within them, protecting your rights, interests and reputations.

Commercial disputes are increasingly commonplace in today’s climate of economic uncertainty. It is essential you seek the right tactical advice as early as possible to minimise impact to you and your business. Our experience in bringing and defending a wide variety of disputes for many different types and sizes of business means we understand what is at stake and what it takes to get the best outcome for our clients.

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers will work closely with you to fully understand the issues you are facing and explore the best approaches to meet your commercial objectives. Our lawyers recognise that every dispute and every business is different and each will need its own tailored solution to suit your needs. We draw on our considerable experience in dealing with a wide range of disputes arising out of all types of commercial activity, including:

  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Agency, distribution and franchise agreements
  • Warranty and indemnity claims
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Retention of title 
  • Trade finance
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Breach of confidence
  • Professional negligence
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Civil fraud
  • Breaches of trust and breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Unjust enrichment, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance
  • Economic torts, including procuring breaches of contract, causing loss by 'unlawful means conspiracy'

We recognise that disputes are not all about the courtroom, particularly where our clients are keen to preserve a commercial relationship and/or avoid adverse PR. We therefore encourage our clients, where appropriate, to explore other quick, practical and cost effective avenues to resolve their disputes, including mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and we shall guide you carefully through that process.

For more information, read our frequently asked questions on commercial and contract disputes.
 

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