CORONAVIRUS UPDATE FOR COMMERCIAL DISPUTE CLIENTS
Bonallack & Bishop remains open for business and we aim to provide as near a full service as normal – for both existing and new clients.
To minimise the need for direct face-to-face contact, we are happy to run your case by phone, video call or email.
Our Business Dispute Solicitors understand that disagreements and problems crop up far too often in business – and that getting caught up in commercial litigation can soon put a real strain on both management time and resources.
We always offer FREE initial phone advice with no strings attached. Call our highly experienced Dispute Resolution team on (01722) 422300 or FREEPHONE 0800 1404544.
Business Disputes – the extent of the problem
Research published by the Legal Services Board in February 2018 shows exactly how serious the problem is. In a survey of 10,579 small businesses in England and Wales, a huge 31% of them had a legal problem in the previous 12 months – and a huge 47% of those problems had a negative financial impact on the business in question.
And that impact is not just financial. The research also estimates that over 1 million individuals in small businesses nationwide suffered ill health as a direct result of business disputes.
Our expert Commercial Litigation team have a depth of experience and a strong a record of resolving disputes for both large and small businesses.
We take a robust approach in protecting your interests to improve the prospects of bringing your legal dispute to the best possible result.
What’s more, Bonallack and Bishop Partner and head of our dispute resolution team, David Patterson, is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association (CLA) – the UK’s only national group dedicated to advancing the interests of all involved in commercial litigation, mediation and dispute resolution.
We represent businesses throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and Somerset – and further afield – from our offices in Salisbury, Andover, Fordingbridge and Amesbury.
A significant number of the cases our team handle relate to internal business issues, including director, shareholder and partnership disputes. In addition our solicitors have particular specialist experience in a number of fields including property disputes and professional negligence claims.
However, our commercial litigation team provides practical solutions and cost-effective legal advice on a wide range of business disputes including:
- Building disputes
- Commercial contract disputes
- Commercial injunctions
- Company disputes
- Debt recovery
- Directors disputes
- Disputes with customers
- Employment disputes
- Environmental law prosecutions
- Family business disputes
- Franchise disputes
- Health and safety prosecutions
- Insurance claims
- Intellectual property litigation
- Joint venture disputes
- Landlord and tenant disputes
- Partnership Dissolution
- Professional negligence claim
- Property disputes
- Shareholder disputes
Who do our commercial dispute resolution team help?
Our experienced solicitors regularly deal with a variety of clients including
• Individuals – company directors, shareholders, , business customers, investors and business owners themselves
• Businesses – throughout England and Wales, with particular experience of acting for property investors and developers
Click here to read more about our specialist property investor team
Your Business Dispute – the importance of commercial mediation and other dispute resolution
Sadly, as the Legal Services Board research mentioned above shows, most businesses become involved in some form of legal dispute at one stage or another. And those have gone through it know how time consuming, stressful and expensive court proceedings can be.
That’s why here at Bonallack and Bishop, we recommend a practical and cost-effective strategy aimed at dispute resolution rather than conflict. And what’s more we try to do so at an early stage before significant legal costs begin to mount up and before the party’s respective positions get entrenched.
That doesn’t mean we won’t fight your corner – but it does mean we recognise the importance of settling our clients business disputes as efficiently and effectively as possible, with a strong emphasis on keeping your legal costs down, whilst safeguarding your legal position.
Rest assured that our business dispute team together has considerable experience in successfully settling commercial litigation using negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and mediation. But equally, where appropriate, we don’t hesitate in resorting to litigation to help you reach the right commercial outcome.
Business Disputes – FREE Initial Legal Advice
Don’t suffer in silence. Far too many business owners simply don’t know where they stand – and worry about running up a huge legal bill if they appoint a solicitor.
But our commercial litigation team have the answer – we are always happy to give you free initial legal advice over the phone, and that can often solve your problem – and at least it will put your mind at rest.
So don’t delay – call us today for your free phone legal advice on your business dispute.
Commercial Litigation – No win no fee arrangements available
Business disputes? Don’t worry, we offer conditional fee agreements (including no win no fee schemes) for appropriate cases.
However please note that we are unable to run any commercial litigation using a no win no fee agreement where the value of the claim is £10k or less.
Click here to read more about no win no fee commercial litigation
And if no win no fee doesn’t suit your particular case, we have a number of other ways to cover your legal bill including;
- Fixed fees
- A choice of funding methods
- Payment by instalments
Getting the right legal advice – don’t delay
In our experience, it’s really important to address any problems as soon as possible. The sooner you do so, the more likely it is that you can avoid it turning into a business disputes – or worse still and commercial litigation. Because the alternative is very unattractive – unresolved and protracted disputes can prove very stressful and very expensive. And that’s why it’s in everybody’s interests to find a solution to your business problem swiftly and efficiently.
And don’t forget, that initial phone call with one of our expert lawyers about your business dispute is FREE.
So for your no obligation discussion with one of our expert business dispute solicitors – call us today and let us explain your legal rights and options