Commercial Litigation Solicitors

Robust representation to resolve business disputes

Business Litigation Lawyers

A court case isn’t always the appropriate solution, but reliable commercial litigation lawyers are a necessity if your business dispute cannot be resolved out of court.

By nature, the issues involved in commercial litigations can be very specialised and typically complex, both factually and legally.

As such, you need expert guidance from a highly skilled team to help you understand the best course of action and secure a positive outcome as quickly and cost-efficiently as possible.

Disagreements can arise for all sorts of reasons – from suppliers or customers that don’t follow through on their promises, to directors or shareholders who renege on their responsibilities or claims linked to professional negligence or employer liability. Put simply, where there is any kind of commercial agreement or contractual responsibility, disputes may occur.

Before taking any action, it is important to consider your commercial objectives and seek advice about the most likely outcome of potential litigation. Generally speaking, if a matter can be settled out of court through alternative dispute resolution it makes sense to consider this option.

Once all other means of resolving a dispute have been exhausted, the option you are left with is to take matters to court. In such situations, you require an experienced team of commercial litigation solicitors to examine the evidence, prepare a robust case and represent you favourably in legal proceedings.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

Having successfully represented a wide range of organisations, we have earned a reputation as one of the leading law firms for commercial court cases. In addition to our exemplary track record, there are plenty of other reasons to engage Shakespeare Martineau when comparing business litigation lawyers:

  • We pride ourselves on guiding you through any litigation process from start to finish, based on a clear understanding of the most likely outcome and with your commercial objectives in mind. We start by analysing your situation in detail, calling on specialist counsel and sourcing expert evidence where needed, before advising you on the best course of action

  • You can rely on our team to represent your organisation in the best possible light throughout legal proceedings. With knowledgeable and experienced representatives on your side, your business stands the greatest chance of securing the right outcome in court

  • We understand how daunting the litigation process can seem, so we aim to provide clear and pragmatic advice at every stage, helping you to make the right decisions for your business. Our solicitors are skilled at making even the most complex situations, easy to understand

  • As disputes don’t stop at borders, our team has extensive experience in handling cross-border commercial litigation and has a close working knowledge of the processes involved in bringing claims and initiating court proceedings in many different jurisdictions

Your journey through the legal process

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging commercial litigation solicitors works, so we’ve included a step-by-step outline below to give you total clarity:

  1. Once you’ve submitted our enquiry form using the button below, you’ll be assigned to a member of our litigation and dispute resolution team

  2. A member of our experienced team will be in touch via phone call within one hour. The main aim of the phone call is for them to gain an understanding of the business dispute you’ve been facing and consider which option might be best suited to your specific situation

  3. Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of onboarding documents

  4. Following that, we will work with you to comprehensively examine the dispute, decide on the best course of action and, if necessary, secure the right outcome for you in court

We understand that navigating through business issues that require the assistance of a law firm can seem daunting to business owners and individuals alike. We ensure that expertise, commerciality and relationships are at the very heart of everything we do and we strive to make the process of commercial litigation as seamless and straightforward as possible for all parties involved.

The way we help you

Commercial disputes across the world continue to prove more difficult to navigate. With changes in regulations, increasing corporate scrutiny and complex cross-border transactions being some of the factors contributing to this. We know that for businesses, the stakes can be high, with a potentially global impact.

We deliver a start-to-finish commercial litigation service for businesses, in the UK and in jurisdictions around the world. We guide you through the litigation process, giving you an insight into the most likely outcome of the case and always keeping your commercial objectives in mind.

Disputes can distract business owners and managers from what is really important - ensuring the smooth operation of their business. We know that the most timely, efficient and to the point solution is one that is favoured by anyone seeking business litigation solicitors.

Combining a clear and pragmatic approach with cost-efficiency, we are the perfect litigation partner for businesses of all sizes, operating nationally and internationally. Whilst litigation is what we do, we believe it is important to consider all options along the way and cost-effectiveness is always a core consideration.

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