Irrespective of the size and scale of your business – in the corporate world, dispute will arise throughout the lifespan of your organisation. If that happens, we’re here to help. Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers understand the commercial issues behind transactions, and provide realistic, cost-effective advice to help preserve your business relationships and ensure you spend less time ‘off the job’ fighting fires. Simply put, we get results.
We deal with a broad range of high value, complex corporate and commercial issues, from shareholder and director disputes and claims of professional negligence to disputes arising from business/share sales or breaches of restrictive covenants. When we need to, we’ll file for injunctions, helping you to retrieve vital assets. We work across borders to resolve international issues.
In every instance, we get to know your business and your goals, so that our advice can be viewed in a wider commercial context – rather than just solving the immediate legal problem. Where possible, we’ll keep it out of court and explore alternative resolution methods so you don’t waste time or money. It’s this approach that has led to us developing lifelong relationships with our local, national and multinational clients.
Our litigation teams work from our offices around the country and have an in-depth knowledge of the business landscape in each region. We often act on disputes where the other party is represented by top ranked law firms from London, Birmingham and Bristol, but our wider experience allows us to provide tailored advice that suits your business.
Richard Morgan, our Head of Department and Elizabeth Beatty, who leads our team in Worcester, both sit part-time as Deputy District Judges, and have significant experience of seeing matters from the other side of the bench. So, if it comes to court proceedings, we’ll use our knowledge and expertise to put the strongest case possible together while keeping you informed about any potential risks.
Cutting back on staff had unintended consequences for an IT supplier which supplied crucial parts of global telecoms infrastructure across the world – it led them into a dispute which was resolved with Philip Hooley’s help.view full case study