Commercial Dispute Resolution
Commercial disputes are part of business life and can arise in a broad range of circumstances and sectors.
With offices in Kent, Sussex and London, our commercial dispute resolution solicitors provides practical, cost-effective commercial advice to bring your commercial dispute to a resolution.
Some of the types of commercial disputes that we can help you with include:
- Contract disputes
No matter what your business does, or what sector you operate in, contracts of all shapes and sizes will arise in business life. Whether it be a contract between you and your client or customer, a contract with a supplier, or a contract with a consultant, our team has experience in dealing with all types of contractual disputes across all imaginable sectors.
- Disputes with directors and shareholders (including director duties and shareholder remedies)
Whether it be dealing with a director or shareholder who wants to divorce themselves from the business, a director who has breached their fiduciary duties, performance or conduct issues at board level, or a shareholder who has been unfairly prejudiced, we advise on a wide range of disputes that arise from the relationship between directors and shareholders of the company.
- Partnership and LLP disputes
A breakdown in relationship between partners often creates an emotive dispute which requires more than just legal arguments to unravel and resolve. Our team has a wealth of experience in working with partnerships and LLPs, often where that partnership or LLP is family led.
- Restrictive covenant breaches and unlawful team moves
Whether it be employment restrictive covenants, shareholder restrictive covenants or commercial covenants, our team of solicitor advocates and barristers often help represent clients in the High Court & County Court, seeking injunctions to enforce restrictions and recovering any damages caused to the business.
- Misuse of confidential information
Protecting a business’s confidential information and trade secrets is often critical to our clients, and can have a significant impact on your business if lost. Whether it be an employee, director or shareholder who has taken client lists, contact details or technical information, we can act immediately to secure and reduce the risk of damage to your business.
- Intellectual property infringement
From identifying your intellectual property rights to protecting and enforcing them, our team can assist your business with its intellectual property.
- Debt dispute
Whether you are owed money from your client or customer or you are challenging a debt claimed against your company, we provide cost- effective debt recovery assistance. From managing your debtor process, drafting letters before action and statutory demands, to issuing proceedings, our team of paralegals and solicitors are here to provide cost-effective debt management to your company.
- Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
In many instances, communication can help parties to navigate their disagreement, see the other side’s perspective, and find a solution together. Using ADR, whether that be mediation, arbitration or simply having a round-table discussion, can be an effective and quick way to resolve disputes without recourse to the court system.
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How Loch Law can help
We know that commercial disputes can be disruptive to your day-to-day operations. Without proper guidance from experienced commercial dispute lawyers, the process can quickly become very long and expensive.
Our commercial dispute solicitors understand that your situation may be a complex or sensitive one. After all, commercial disputes can involve almost any facet of your business, and establishing a route out of your dispute may be difficult to do. That’s why we offer a free, no-obligation 20-minute telephone call to fully understand your dispute and offer guidance on how to reach your desired outcome.
Home to several solicitor advocates and barristers qualified to speak on your behalf in any of the UK courts, Loch Law can accompany and represent you at every stage of a commercial dispute.
Pam and her team are always on hand to expertly advise us on any employment law issues we have. The speed of their service levels combined with high-quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result, we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
The speed of their service levels combined with high quality advice always exceeds our expectations and as a result we have been a satisfied client of the firm for over 7 years. I would not hesitate to recommend Loch Law to any business.
Thank you so much for your work; it is greatly appreciated. I can’t wait to get this situation resolved! Thank you again. We would be lost without you.
We have been incredibly thankful for having your support over the last few years and our clients have been very impressed with the help they have received from Pam Loch and the rest of the team. We cannot praise you highly enough.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough at explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome.
Thank you so much for your advice. I really appreciate the fact that you were able to understand the nature of our company and tailor your advice accordingly. I think that ability is key in defining a good lawyer. Lawyers who cannot deviate from 100% security are of little use.
It goes without saying my contacting you at the outset & getting your great advice gave me confidence through this upsetting episode.
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your help and please let whoever helps you get this out of the door know that I appreciate theirs too!
I cannot recommend Joe Milner at the Tunbridge Wells office highly enough. He was extremely helpful and reassuring, and settled my claim quickly and efficiently. What a delightful chap to do business with.
The expertise of Loch Law made me feel in very safe hands. Caroline was thorough in explaining the legal situation, giving clear advice and was committed to getting me a fair outcome
Our flexi-retainer provides access to commercial and bespoke HR and legal solutions. The benefits of a retainer package include:
- An affordable way for businesses to access all of Loch Law’s services;
- If the services aren’t needed for a month, the time allocation rolls over to the next;
- Based on a fixed monthly fee, which allows you to manage finances, but also have the flexibility to buy in other services when you need them;
- Pick a package which suits your needs now, and move onto another arrangement at any time.
Does Loch Law offer the services of contract dispute solicitors?
Yes. Contract dispute solicitors are often required when a party disagrees with the terms or definitions contained within a contract. If a dispute arises, contract dispute solicitors can provide advice, guidance, and representation throughout the process.
To minimise the need for contract dispute solicitors, Loch Law can help you to draft commercial contracts and terms & conditions documents that are clear in their definitions, allowing all parties to proceed on solid ground.
What can I do about unpaid invoice recovery?
Unpaid invoice recovery is a headache faced by many businesses and sole traders. The good news is that there are plenty of options available at Loch Law to help you manage debt recovery. Our team can help by running your debt recovery process, sending chasers for payment, issuing letters before action and, ultimately, proceeding to court for recovery of your unpaid invoices.
The process for payment of a service or product, as well as time frames for paying and additional interest owed on overdue invoices, should be outlined in any commercial contracts. Loch Law’s experienced lawyers can assist you with the drafting of these contracts.
What happens at a court hearing in the UK?
What happens at a court hearing in the UK is dependent on the case that is being put before the judge. At its core, a court hearing will provide you with an opportunity to state your case and establish the facts from your perspective.
In which court or tribunal your hearing is held will depend on what kind of commercial dispute you are hoping to resolve. At Loch Law, you will find several legal advocates who can assist you in stating your case in any UK courtroom or tribunal. Therefore, they can assist you from the first phone call through alternative dispute resolution options and into litigation. They will be with you from start to finish to find a resolution that works for you.