Contract disputes

Many businesses at some time will face a dispute in relation to a commercial contract. Whether the dispute is with a supplier, a customer or any other party working with you, it’s important to us to act quickly in finding a solution, allowing your business to continue as normal.

A key aspect of our experienced commercial litigation team’s work, contractual disputes vary significantly in nature, from a disagreement over standard terms and conditions to complex and technical disputes in respect of large-scale distribution or tailored contracts.

By working closely in partnership with both you and our commercial colleagues, Stephensons is able to deliver a full commercial service, identifying issues early and reaching satisfactory resolutions that protect your business.   

To discuss any issues in respect of your commercial contracts, or to find out how we can support your contract dispute, call 0203 816 9303.

 

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How we help

Our commercial litigation team enjoys experience across a wide range of sectors, supporting businesses closely and working with them to help them trade successfully.

The team’s knowledge and technical expertise, coupled with a commercially-focused approach that always aims to find resolutions for our clients, results in a bespoke service that has you, and your industry, at its heart.

As a full-service firm, Stephensons’ litigation specialists are supported by our commercial team in developing suites of documentation that are robust, specific and meet your organisation’s needs.

Find out more about our commercial team’s contract preparation services.

Our services

Our team’s broad experience includes handling disputes in respect of:

  • Standard terms and conditions
  • Manufacturing agreements
  • Sale, distribution and/or supply agreements
  • Tailored commercial contracts
  • Franchise agreements

Our clients

Supporting a huge range of businesses, Stephensons works with clients on contractual disputes in industries including professional services, manufacturing, retail, supply and distribution, IT and outsourcing.

Our team’s depth of contractual knowledge and understanding allows us to adapt our services to almost any sector, with reassuring expertise that’s focused on achieving satisfactory outcomes for our clients.    

Testimonial
"I would like to go on record in expressing my appreciation to Stephensons and, in particular, to Louise Hebborn and Jonathan Chadwick, for their outstanding support throughout my recent commercial dispute.

It was unfortunate that my company experienced a complex and critical contract dispute so early in its existence, but the unerring and expert guidance that Louise and Jonathan provided from the outset gave us the confidence to fight our corner and the expertise and insight necessary to successfully mediate the case after a long and difficult process.

The Stephensons team was always approachable, informed, accessible and extremely thorough in the advice they gave to me, and their support ultimately allowed me to not only recover the monies owed to my business, but also to achieve an outcome which was fair and just (which was just as important to us). Without reservation I would recommend the Stephensons commercial litigation team to anyone (other than my opponent!)"
Rob Best
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