Commercial litigation solicitors

Disputes and challenges within a business can be unsettling, but with commercial and proactive advice that’s delivered with your approach to business in mind, Stephensons works with you to reach a swift resolution. For commercial litigation and dispute resolution advice that’s tailored to your business, call our team on 0203 816 9303.

We protect our clients’ businesses, avoiding litigation where we can to help you maintain your relationships with your teams, customers, business partners or other key stakeholders. Our face-to-face, partner-led working practices help us to identify issues and navigate them to a settlement that results in the best possible outcomes for you.

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Mediation

Professional mediation is highly effective in settling many commercial disputes. Handled by a neutral, trained mediator, mediation aims to resolve disputes out of court through discussion either face-to-face or with each party meeting the mediator independently. Our commercial dispute solicitors have an excellent reputation for achieving results at mediation with the majority of cases that attend mediation achieving settlement. Stephensons’ mediation services will help you to quickly and seamlessly navigate your dispute.

Trial

Sometimes, litigation and trial is unavoidable. In those circumstances, you will receive support throughout from our experienced and multi-disciplined team which enjoys a good track record in acting for small and medium-sized businesses, both locally in the north west and nationally. Our pragmatic, business-focused and strategic advice gets you back on track.

Funding can be a worry for clients facing litigation. Stephensons will, wherever possible, manage and limit the costs of your case, with creative solution-based approaches, clear strategies and realistic targets. We will consider alternative funding methods for your case such as conditional fee agreements, damages based agreements, litigation insurance and external funding. 

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    Commercial litigation - areas of specialism

    ​Stephensons’ litigation team is widely experienced, advising directors, shareholders and other stakeholders on aspects including:

    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
    • Construction litigation
    • Contract disputes
    • Director disqualification
    • Director & shareholder disputes
    • Finance disputes
    • Franchise disputes
    • Injunctive relief
    • Intellectual property disputes
    • Interest rate swap mis-selling
    • Litigation funding
    • Professional negligence
    • Restrictive covenants
    • Trading disputes with customers or clients

    Client testimonials

    "Good solid advice, took time to understand the particular set of circumstances and also gave good advice on any secondary issues that might occur." - Mark Clegg

    "I instructed Stephensons to help resolve a complex dilapidations dispute which had been ongoing for some time. The case had gone stale before instructing Stephensons and settlement appeared unlikely. I was advised to mediate to resolve the dispute. I was very impressed with the guidance given by Alistair Gregory who represented me at the mediation. His expertise and skill undoubtedly led to settlement being achieved on the day. I would recommend Stephensons to others." - Savemore Limited

    "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 were 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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    • Jonathan Chadwick
    • Louise Hebborn
    • David Baybut
    • Kate Bullen
    • Alistair Gregory
    • Philip Richardson
    • Julie Ball
    • Chris Graves
    • Thomas Baker
    • Paul Davies
    • Matthew Halton
    • Julie Hunter
    • Martha McKinley
    • Adam Pennington
    • ​Francesca Richards
    • Sacha Van de Perre
    • ​Jonathon Waterhouse
    • ​Karen Baron
    • Neil Marshall
    • Declan Gilroy
    • ​Kerrie Ainscough

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    As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.

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    As an award-winning top 150 law firm, with over 450 staff based in offices across the country, you're never far from the advice you need.