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Commercial Litigation

"We provide our clients with robust, clear and practical advice..."

In business, disputes cannot always be avoided and where they do arise they must be carefully handled to make sure there is no negative impact on your commercial interests. Our commercial litigation solicitors can help you quickly and cost effectively resolve commercial disputes, saving you time, money and frustration, while protecting your business and reputation.

Our Commercial Litigation team has a strong track record of success working with clients in a wide range of industries on all types of business disputes. Wherever possible we will resolve your dispute without the need for court action, using non-confrontational dispute resolution techniques, such as negotiation and mediation. This usually allows us to resolve your disputes faster, at a lower cost and with less conflict, helping to preserve your reputation and business relationships.

We can also recommend proactive measures to prevent future conflicts, such as updating your terms and conditions and reviewing your credit control procedures. That way we can save you time and money in the future, as well as resolving your immediate dispute.

Working alongside our Commercial Litigation team, Glanvilles’s also has several other strong commercial departments, including our Commercial Property, Employment Law and Corporate Law teams. This gives us access to deep expertise in all areas of commercial law when your dispute requires specialist knowledge.

Speak to one of our expert commercial litigation solicitors in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use the contact form below to ask us a question and get a quick response.

Our commercial litigation services

Our commercial litigation solicitors work with a wide range of businesses and individuals in a variety of industries to resolve their disputes. Working from our law offices in Chichester, Fareham and Havant, we work with clients throughout West Sussex and the rest of South East England on many different types of commercial disputes.

Company Disputes

Our company disputes solicitors can help with a wide range of company conflicts, including contract disputes, breach of warranty claims, partnership and LLP claims and employment claims.

Debt Recovery

Our debt recovery solicitors can help you quickly and cost-effectively chase outstanding payments owed to your business. We can unlock essential capital and save you time and energy, so you can focus on running your business.

Insolvency Related Issues

Our insolvency solicitors act for both companies facing insolvency and creditors looking to recover debts from failing businesses. We can advise you on issues including winding up petitions, claims against directors, director disqualification and bankruptcy.

Partnership Issues

Disputes between partners can be fatal to a business, so we aim to resolve such conflicts as quickly and amicably as possible. This includes conflicts over partners’ rights and obligations, performance issues, fraud and partnership dissolution.

Professional Negligence

Professional negligence claims can be complex and time-consuming, but we aim to make defending your interests on either side of a claim as simple and effective as possible. We can guide you through the entire process, including establishing the circumstances, specific financial losses incurred and where liability lies.

Property Disputes

Property is often one of a business’s most valuable assets, as well as being a potentially high return investment for landlords, developers and a wide range of other investors and investment funds. We are highly experienced in all areas of commercial property law, so can help you quickly resolve disputes, including between landlords and tenants, over property boundaries, rent recovery and dilapidation issues

Our commercial dispute resolution service

While many people think of ‘litigation’ as involving going to court, in most cases we are able to resolve commercial disputes without the need for court proceedings. To achieve this, we focus on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which uses methods such as negotiation and mediation to allow us to agree a solution with the party you are in dispute with.

ADR is generally the best option for resolving commercial disputes for a number of reasons. These include:

  • Saving you time – you do not have to wait for a court date
  • Saving you money – the legal fees involved are usually lower
  • Minimising conflict – the process tends to be less adversarial
  • Keeping the matter private – there is no need for a public hearing
  • Maintaining business relationships – you avoid the conflict that tends to arise from court proceedings

When looking to resolve business disputes, some of the main techniques we use are:

Correspondence – In our experience, many business disputes can be resolved quickly and inexpensively with a simple solicitor’s letter. We can clearly set out your side of the story and all of the relevant legal information, which is often enough to convince the other party to offer a settlement or drop their complaint, depending on whether you are the one initiating or responding to a complaint.

Negotiation – Where the issues involved cannot be immediately resolved, we can negotiate on your behalf to try to agree an outcome that both parties can accept. We take a friendly but firm approach, making it easier for you to maintain a positive relationship with the person you are in dispute with while still achieving an outcome that works for you.

Commercial mediation – An increasingly popular option, our commercial mediators can provide a neutral third-party to meet with both parties and help you discuss the issues involved in your dispute and guide you towards agreeing a solution. This minimises conflict and helps you to stay in control of the process.

Without prejudice meetings – One issue people sometimes worry about is that if they make concessions during pre-court proceedings, for example accepting some level of liability for a professional error, this may be held against them if the matter latters goes to court. Without prejudice meetings allow both parties to meet and discuss the issues after signing a legally binding agreement specifying that nothing said in the meeting can later be used in court proceedings or a tribunal. This can give both parties the confidence to talk freely with the goal of finding a solution without worrying that they will be damaging their interests later on.

Why choose Glanvilles’ commercial litigation solicitors?

Our commercial litigation solicitors offer a fast, cost-effective way to resolve your business disputes, making the process as simple and stress-free as possible for you. We will take the time to understand your situation and overall business goals, so we can offer a solution tailored to your best interests.

When you use our commercial dispute resolution service, we promise:

  • Our staff will be friendly, respectful and attentive.
  • Your concerns will be listened to, your questions answered and your options explained in plain English.
  • The cost of dealing with your requirements will be made clear to you from the outset.
  • We will answer your phone calls and emails promptly.
  • We will keep you regularly updated at all times.

We have achieved the Law Society’s Lexcel accreditation, reflecting the high standards of our practice management and client care. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) providing confidence that we continually maintain the highest standards of professionalism and legal services.

Get in touch with our commercial litigation solicitors in Chichester, Fareham and Havant

Have a business dispute you need resolved? Contact our highly experienced commercial litigation solicitors in Chichester, Fareham or Havant or use the contact form below and we will get back to you quickly.