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Litigation, Mediation & ADR

Disputes and different points of view are facts of business life. It is not possible to avoid them entirely. The key is knowing how to deal with them effectively and to learn from them. Our local commercial litigation solicitors Manchester help our clients nationwide and globally to protect their interests, pursue their entitlements and enforce their rights, as well as strengthen their strategies for avoiding problems in the future.

Threats to your business and its future success demand immediate attention. Well considered strategies are required together with effective implementation. When approaching a new dispute, our litigation solicitors explore what ‘success’ means with our clients. We then help our clients decide what to invest in a dispute, both in time and in money, based on the likely return. We will model the most likely outcomes in order to aid the decision-making process. Our discussions with you will determine the approach taken in a particular dispute.

Court or arbitration proceedings are unavoidable for some disputes but are not always the most effective way to address disputes. Our commercial litigation solicitors in Manchester are experienced negotiators as well as experienced trial litigators. We will, therefore, consider with you other techniques including informal and formal negotiation, mediation or some other form of alternative dispute resolution. Our commercial litigation solicitors in Manchester have been successful users of mediation for many years so if you’re looking for experienced mediation solicitors to help you resolve your case, we can help.

What Areas Do We Cover?

Our dispute resolution services and dedicated commercial litigation solicitors in Manchester are focused on the following core areas:

Commercial and Company

Disputes involving company directors and shareholders, contracts, fraud, LLPs and partnerships, negligence by professional advisers, restrictions in employment contracts, and sale, agency and purchase agreements.

Debt Recovery

Our local team of litigation solicitors Manchester provide a fixed-fee systemised process allowing our clients to recover unpaid debts at an agreed fixed cost.

Intellectual Property

We help our clients protect and defend the value in their creative assets, products and brands. We advise on copyright, counterfeits, database rights, domain names, parallel imports, passing off, patents, registered and unregistered design rights, and trademarks.

Real Estate

Our clients are business occupiers, portfolio owners and property developers. We advise on all aspects of litigation involving property ownership as your commercial litigation solicitors Manchester.

Trusts and Probate

Our clients are trustees, trust corporations, executors and beneficiaries. We advise on the operation of trusts and wills, challenges to trusts and wills, and claims for reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975.

How Can Our Litigation Solicitors Help?

We adopt a flexible approach and when needed we will provide pre-litigation support to assist you in resolving disputes. We are similarly flexible when it comes to funding a dispute, and we can work with clients on both fixed fee and conditional fee arrangements in appropriate circumstances. We can help our clients to arrange funds for their legal costs and insurance in respect of their exposure to costs.

We welcome the courts’ active approach to costs management. This ensures greater costs predictability. We work with our clients to ensure the costs incurred are proportionate to the amounts at stake. Costs budgeting is an integral part of our project management from the outset.

Two of the partners on the team sits as deputy judges. Other partners and team members of the commercial litigation solicitors Manchester team are ranked in the leading legal directories as recommended practitioners. If you require advice in relation to potential or existing litigation our team of specialist commercial litigation solicitors in Manchester will be pleased to assist you.

Contact us at (0) 800 131 3355 to speak to a commercial litigation solicitor or mediation solicitor who can help your business today. Alternatively, you can fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you at a time that works best for you.