Commercial Disputes Lawyers

Our Business Dispute Solicitors are very experienced in helping our business clients take a practical, commercial approach to managing commercial disputes.

We’ll help you to minimise the impact of disputes on your business.

If you are involved in a commercial dispute, or if you think you may be heading towards one, then please speak to us. Our expert Commercial Litigation Lawyers will work with you to identify the issues at the outset, define the various outcomes you can expect to achieve, and help you to achieve those which best suit your needs. We will help you meet your objectives, on time and within budget.

Get in touch with our expert Commercial Disputes Solicitors by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in our online form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Commercial Disputes and Litigation

If your business is a large one then you’re probably involved in more transactions than most, and that means statistically you can probably expect to face disputes with more frequency than other smaller businesses. We are very experienced at working with management and commercial teams handling all types of claims, whether they are from consumers or against other businesses. We can also assist in establishing systems to manage disputes and claims so that the prospects of achieving the best results are built in right from the outset.

SMEs and owner managed businesses make up the overwhelming majority of trading entities in the economy, and inevitably, therefore, most Commercial Disputes involve at least one party from this sector. Substantial or repetitive disputes can comprise a threat to the prosperity, or even the existence, of such businesses. Identifying the potential for a dispute to arise, and managing it effectively when it does, is critically important. Likewise, when resources are stretched, it is important to have the right legal support on hand whenever you need it, and to maintain complete control of budgets. We are very experienced in helping businesses to do this.

We are very experienced in all courts and tribunals within our own jurisdiction and can handle litigation overseas as well. However, most claims can be resolved without the need to go to trial. It may be possible to avoid having to issue legal proceedings at all, though we are immediately ready, willing and able to do so whenever required. In many cases it will be better for disputing parties to seek an outcome outside the court process, using “alternative dispute resolution” mechanisms such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, adjudication or expert determination.

We have extensive experience of all of these processes, which are frequently combined to help us to achieve the best, most cost-effective results for our clients.

Types of Commercial Dispute

Our Business Dispute Solicitors have experience of many different types of dispute, acting for a wide variety of clients, each with their own commercial needs to take into account. Here is a list of just some of the types of dispute we handle regularly. If you are looking for assistance with a dispute which is not on the list, please don’t assume we do not have the relevant expertise, because we probably have. Please ask us and we will ensure your claim is dealt with by a solicitor with the right specialist expertise.

Whatever the nature of the dispute you are faced with, our team will be able to provide comprehensive advice and guidance. We will always be completely transparent in relation to fees and will never charge you more than you have agreed to pay for our services.

Our Commercial Litigation Services

At Lupton Fawcett, we know that winning comes at a price and that success is when it is worth it. That’s why, when it is right to do so, we prefer to avoid expensive courtroom battles and spend time ensuring you stay one step ahead of your adversaries.

We will aim to resolve the dispute in the most commercially effective way, so your business is undisturbed and you can keep working towards your goals. We will advise you on the best course of action to take, apply exactly the right approach for your situation and help you through the process quickly and efficiently.

Our team can also provide advice so you can try to avoid disputes from happening in the first place.

Talk to an Expert Business Disputes Solicitor Today

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

We have spent over one hundred years using our legal skills to help you through difficult, complicated or emotional times.  Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Lupton Fawcett have long been recognised for our expertise in Commercial Disputes and Litigation.

Our Business Dispute Solicitors act regularly for clients across the United Kingdom including Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Nottingham.

As recognised experts in Commercial Disputes we can support your needs wherever you live in England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

Call today or complete the enquiry form and we will get back in touch with you quickly.  We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

"Simon Lockley is the top dog in this field. Technically superb and realistic in advising on prospects."

Legal 500 2021

"Have worked with senior associate Claire Moss on a number of occasions who quickly understands the issues and gets to the crux of the matter in question."

Legal 500 2021

"They go to great lengths to explain the legal framework surrounding the issue in question, including the pitfalls, and then work with you to agree a strategy to achieve a satisfactory outcome."

Legal 500 2021

Howard Rutter has unrivalled experience in dealing with solicitors partnership disputes.

Legal 500 2019

Lupton Fawcett is particularly strong in litigation and, while it is a large firm, it deals with clients on a personal basis.

Legal 500 2019

The dispute management team at Lupton Fawcett really cares about getting the best results for its clients and is a delight to work with.

Legal 500 2019

The team at Lupton Fawcett is extremely knowledgeable, approachable and technically excellent.

Legal 500 2019

The dispute resolution team at Lupton Fawcett's Sheffield office is on the ball, positive and ready to come up with good solutions to all issues.

Legal 500 2019

Lupton Fawcett's howard Rutter who heads the Contentious Trusts and Probate team is noted as having 'a serious track record of securing excellent results for clients.'

The Legal 500 UK

Thank you for everything you have done to bring calm back into my life - I will be forever grateful. You have been serious when you had to be and you worked very hard to get the result I wanted.

Mrs M

Howard Rutter "quickly gains the confidence of clients and opponents".

The Legal 500 UK

At last it is all at an end, and we are happy with the outcome. We would like to thank you and the team for giving control back to our lives, god knows where we would be, also for your professionalism and counselling to guide us through this horrendous ordeal we do thank you, it was worth every penny.

David Haywood

Former Minority Shareholder in Haywood and Padgett Limited

Frequently Asked Questions

What rights do consumers have against my business if they do not like the goods they have bought?

If the goods are not of satisfactory quality then the consumer can choose from a number of legal resolutions, ranging from insisting on a repair or replacement to rejection and a refund.

There are identical provisions in other Acts imposing the same regime on other types of transactions, such as hire purchase agreements and conditional sale contracts.

There are many possible answers to this question, which will vary depending on the precise nature of the transaction, what the consumer does with the goods in the meantime, and so on.

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