Running a business is rife with a whole range of difficulties and challenges including cash flow, short and long-term debt, contractual matters, data protection and GDPR, recruitment and employment, and political and regulatory uncertainty (including the yet unknown implications of Brexit).
It’s therefore unsurprising that disputes can quickly arise between businesses and various stakeholders including suppliers, customers, partners, shareholders, directors, and employees.
Whatever the concerns facing your business, our highly experienced business litigation solicitors can assist you at every stage, from early assessment of the particulars of your case, to drafting contracts, to legal claims and other court documents, to providing robust representation at any court proceedings.
We understand that the stresses of commercial disputes are an unwelcome distraction to the running of your business and can even threaten its operation altogether. We will act without delay to resolve your matter as efficiently, privately, and cost-effectively as possible, seeking a positive outcome in line with your overall business strategy, and defending your reputation every step of the way.
Our commercial litigation solicitors excel in using methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution to help clients resolve disputes without having to incur the time, costs and stress of court proceedings. However, we’re also highly knowledgeable in the Civil Procedure Rules, which govern the civil law process. We’ll ensure the entirety of your case is conducted in line with the relevant Pre-Action Protocol so, if it does become necessary to attend court, you will be in the strongest possible position from the outset.
What our business litigation solicitors can do for you
We can assist all manner of businesses and individuals acting in commercial capacities, including:
- Limited companies
- Sole traders
- Senior executives (such as CEOs, CTOs, CFOs, and HR executives)
- Business customers
Our solicitors have experience across a wide range of business litigation matters, including:
- Debt recovery
- Bankruptcy, company insolvency, and administration
- Contractual disputes and warranty claims
- Defending consumer claims
- Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
- Franchise disputes
- Directors’ duties and disqualification
- Professional negligence
- Employment disputes
- Competition law
- Corporate fraud
- Technology disputes
- Intellectual property
- Construction disputes
- Financial services disputes
- Public and administrative law
- Personal injury in the workplace and medical negligence
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Whether you’re thinking about bringing legal proceedings against an individual or company, or someone is bringing a claim against you, we provide commercially practical advice which is tailored carefully in line with your overall business strategy in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
We understand the risks associated with becoming involved in a commercial dispute or litigation. Our primary goal is to protect the interests of your business, maintaining relationships internally, with your customers, and any other stakeholders, and we’ll battle vigorously to protect your reputation.
As skilled negotiators, we are often able to help our clients successfully resolve their matters without having to resort to court. Where appropriate, we can recommend methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), such as mediation and arbitration, which are not only cheaper and more efficient at resolving disputes than court proceedings but also less public.
Why should you choose Huggins Lewis Foskett’s dispute resolution solicitors in London?
At Huggins Lewis Foskett, we invest heavily in our people so we can offer individuals and businesses across London the very highest quality of legal services.
We pride ourselves on being approachable and highly knowledgeable about our areas of specialism. We understand that business doesn’t remain static; as our clients’ commercial strategy and goals evolve and change, we adapt our approach seamlessly. For this reason, we often form ongoing relationships with clients and would be delighted to work closely with you on a risk assessment and compliance level beyond the business dispute at hand.
Our commercial litigation department is headed up by Michael Legister who has nearly 3 decades of experience. As well as extensive proficiency in complex commercial disputes, banking law, contract law, and employment and transactional matters, Michael is a qualified Notary Public, meaning we can also assist with challenging cases involving overseas transactions.
Our business litigation lawyers in London
- Teresa Tapster
- Leah Caroo