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Commercial Litigation

Our Commercial Litigation team at Woodgrange Solicitors possesses a breadth of knowledge and experience when it comes to complex litigation and arbitration. Representing both sole traders and multinational organisations, we give every dispute the same level of commitment and undivided attention required in order to secure a favorable outcome for our clients.

We appreciate that these types of disputes can be both lengthy and complicated, and our aim is to make the process as easy as possible – thereby allowing you to continue to focus on the day-to-day running of your business. We appoint one solicitor to handle your case, and they will remain your single point of contact throughout; allowing for a smooth and continuous process.

While we handle all aspects of commercial litigation, our team has particular expertise in the following areas:

Contractual Disputes

Contracts form the foundation of most commercial relationships and are there to provide clarity for the parties who have entered into such agreements. However, should the terms or obligations outlined in the contract be unclear or fail to be met, there can be serious financial and commercial repercussions. Whatever the nature of your business or type of contract you’ve entered into – be it written or verbal – our team is able to help resolve disputes relating to all manner of commercial agreements. We adopt a pragmatic approach to these disputes – striving to reach a timely and beneficial resolution on your behalf that avoids recourse to the courts in the first instance. However, litigation become necessary, your solicitor will take robust measures in order to secure the best outcome for you at court.

Our solicitors provide advice on a wide range of contractual issues, including:

  • Building contracts;
  • Loan agreements;
  • Contracts for the supply of goods;
  • Contracts for the supply of services;
  • Loan agreements; and
  • Breach of credit hire agreements.

Partnership and Shareholder Disputes

A good relationship between directors and shareholders in a company – or between partners within a partnership – is pivotal when it comes to the smooth running of any business. Unfortunately, there are times when business owners or partners stop seeing eye-to-eye and form differing expectations about the way in which the business should be run. When such relationships break down, it can have a hugely detrimental effect on the operation of a business.

At Woodgrange, we understand that these types of disputes need to be resolved speedily in order to preserve the stability of the business in question. Our Commercial Litigation team is highly experienced at identifying the respective concerns of all those involved – thereby allowing effective communication to be opened up with the aim of bringing about a quick and satisfactory resolution.

Occasionally, it isn’t possible to reach a settlement, in which case it may be necessary to commence a formal litigation process in order to resolve the matter via the courts. Should this be the case, our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to progressing matters in this way.
 

Professional Negligence

If your business involves offering specialist advice or services that people rely upon, it can be particularly damaging for you if someone raises a professional negligence dispute. This is a complex area of law and it is vital in such circumstances that you employ the services of a solicitor who has specialist expertise. Equally, if you feel that you have been the victim of professional negligence, you will require representation by a solicitor who regularly acts in this field.
 
At Woodgrange, our team of commercial litigators is highly adept in both bringing and defending professional negligence claims and regularly acts for businesses and individual clients in claims against a wide range of professionals including:

  • Accountants;
  • Estate Agents;
  • Doctors;
  • Surveyors;
  • Solicitors;
  • Architects;
  • Engineers; and
  • Insurance brokers.

 
Our solicitors have considerable experience in negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution – helping to secure the most favorable outcome on behalf of our clients. Should matters proceed to court, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the evidence, obtain the necessary expert evidence and compile any other essential elements required to secure a successful outcome on your behalf.
 
If you have any Commercial Litigation issues that you require assistance with, just call one of our specialist solicitors on 020 8534 2400 and they will be happy to help.

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