Commercial Dispute Resolution

Commercial disputes are often unexpected and can be a substantial drain on the valuable resources of your business. The dispute resolution team at W H Matthews & Co are experienced in providing effective advice for small and large businesses facing all types of commercial disputes, whether they involve your customers, suppliers or a competitor. Our solicitors can provide you with the advice and support you need to protect your business interests and minimise disruption.

Contract disputes

When contract disputes arise they can prove costly in terms of time, money and reputation. Early intervention by your solicitor can avoid a dispute from spiralling into an expensive and prolonged distraction from business activities. We understand the importance of resolving issues quickly and effectively, whether this is through litigation or a form of alternative dispute resolution. Some of the contractual disputes we regularly deal with include:

  • sale of goods or supply of services
  • consultancy agreements
  • exclusion and limitation clauses
  • sale of a business or shares
  • commercial agents and distribution agreements
  • franchising agreements

Insolvency and restructuring

Businesses faced with financial difficulties may often be able to find solutions with effective advice and an understanding of the alternatives to insolvency. Our specialist team can assist you on negotiations with creditors, manage debt repayment and implement company restructuring, applying a bespoke, pragmatic and commercial approach to help you achieve a successful outcome.

Disputes between shareholders, partners and directors

It is an unfortunate fact that many people who go into business together will run into issues of contention or discover matters upon which they disagree, which can hinder the progress and success of the business. We have extensive experience of advising shareholders, partners and company directors across a variety of sectors on tackling disputes and can help to achieve a timely and cost effective resolution. If your business is facing any type of dispute, please contact us.

Property litigation

W H Matthews & Co have a specialist team experienced in both commercial and residential property litigation. We understand that landlords are often faced with an array of disputes relating to property portfolios, including service charge and ground rent recovery, dilapidation claims and party wall issues. Developers have their own set of legal challenges including construction and development disputes. We firmly believe in a commercial and proactive approach to the management of risks associated with owning and developing property and can advise you on optimal methods of resolving property disputes.

 

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