Contract & Civil Litigation

Commercial & Civil Litigation

Commercial and Civil Solicitors in Cheshire

Skilled in providing solutions for all manner of civil disputes.

Our Civil and Commercial Team are skilled in finding a solution to all manner of disputes. We have acted for both claimant and defendant across an array of different matters. We can advise on the merits and practicalities of each case and work closely with our clients to explain your options for both litigation and dispute resolution. Call us now for further advice on your potential dispute.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We understand litigation isn’t an ideal way to resolve commercial disputes, so we strive to adopt the right strategy to achieve a favourable outcome that protects your firm’s business interests without the need for Court proceedings.

In situations where you can’t reach an amicable solution, our clients trust our robust commercial litigation solicitors to thoroughly defend their interests.

Arrange your initial, no-obligation consultation with our Commercial Litigation Solicitors in Cheshire

For expert assistance with commercial disputes, contact Gavin Edmondson Solicitors today for a no-obligation discussion of how we may be able to help.

Call us on 01606 811700 or make an enquiry online.

What dispute resolution and commercial litigation services do we offer?

We closely work with you to understand your business and personal objectives, with the aim of minimising risk to your business. Issues that we regularly assist with include:

  • Managing your relationships and agreements with third parties
  • Managing the relationships between directors, shareholders, and employees
  • Protecting your business assets
  • Protecting your financial position

When disputes can’t be resolved through mediation or informal arrangements, we can also help you escalate matters - all the way to Court if required.

Dispute resolution solicitors for business

Commercial disputes cause significant challenges and potential costs for businesses, and they’re becoming increasingly common. If you find your business in a dispute, it’s crucial to have the right legal expertise on your side.

We use our experience at Gavin Edmondson Solicitors to understand the challenges and commercial implications that commercial disputes can have on your business. We know it’s important to reach a positive outcome as soon as possible.

Whether you’re bringing a claim, or defending a commercial dispute, our commercial litigation team will provide you with expert guidance and advice.

Our approach to commercial dispute resolution

We work to find the best possible solution, and will always look to avoid the time and expenses that can be incurred from a Court battle wherever possible.

Our commercial litigation specialists will clearly explain the costs involved, as well as offering straightforward legal advice.

What is a civil dispute?

Civil disputes are disagreements between private individuals, or between an individual and an organisation. Some examples of the types of civil disputes we assist with include:

  • Wills, trust, or probate disputes
  • Land, boundary, or property disputes
  • Landlord, tenant, or housing disputes
  • Unfair dismissal or employment disputes
  • Financial services disputes
  • Breach of contract or contractual disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Disputes with social services or the NHS
  • Professional negligence
  • Disputes over money
  • Defamation of character

Civil dispute resolution options

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We suggest using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods wherever possible, before resorting to court proceedings. Examples of ADR methods include round table negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. These methods will attempt to prevent a lengthy and complex trial, saving time and money.

Civil Litigation

If ADR is not possible or proved unsuccessful, we may have to bring a civil claim through the Court system to resolve the dispute. Although the litigation process is neither quick nor straightforward, not all cases will end up at trial.

Arrange your initial, no obligation consultation with our Civil Litigation Solicitors in Cheshire

We are dedicated to protecting and enforcing our client’s rights. With relentless dedication, we are here to support our clients’ causes.

For expert assistance with commercial disputes, contact Gavin Edmondson Solicitors today for a no-obligation discussion of how we may be able to help.

Call us on 01606 811700 or make an enquiry online.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution FAQs

To recognise a valid commercial dispute claim, there must be identifiable conflicts in business matters that may hold legal implications. These could include contract breaches, payment issues, or partnership conflicts.

If negotiations don’t resolve the dispute, it’s important to seek legal advice promptly. Our experienced team will evaluate your situation, assess case merits, and explore resolution methods.

There are 4 main types of dispute resolution, that can be used to resolve a commercial dispute. The individual circumstances will decide the most appropriate approach.

  1. Negotiation - this can happen at any point in the litigation process, allowing disputes to be resolved quickly and privately.
  2. Mediation - this involves the parties and their legal representatives meeting with a trained mediator, who will act as a neutral third party to encourage a settlement. This usually takes place over a single day and is usually effective.
  3. Arbitration - this is useful when parties can’t agree on a settlement but would prefer to avoid the time, costs, and publicity associated with Court proceedings. An arbitrator, appointed by either the parties or a mutually agreed professional body, will hear evidence from both parties and make a legally binding decision to resolve the dispute. Before they start the process, both parties must agree to abide by the arbitrator’s decision.
  4. Court Litigation - if a settlement can’t be reached, Court proceedings will be needed to resolve the dispute. A hearing date will be set and each party will be required to prepare their case, with the support of their legal team.

How long it takes to resolve a commercial dispute depends on factors such as the complexity of the case, the willingness of parties to engage in negotiations, and the selected resolution methods. Cases using negotiation or alternative means will typically conclude faster, while ones involving Court proceedings may take longer. All parties must cooperate for an efficient resolution. Our solicitors strive for efficient and favourable outcomes.

Yes, many commercial disputes can be resolved outside of Court using ADR methods such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. These methods offer a more adaptable and cost-effective approach to settling disputes, which enables parties to pursue a resolution without having to worry about complex Court proceedings.

Our experienced solicitors prioritise these alternative resolution methods, aiming to achieve a favourable outcome for our clients while minimising the time and expenses typically associated with traditional litigation.

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution FAQs

The strength of your civil dispute depends on various factors such as the available evidence, relevant laws, and the actual details of the case. To get a better understanding of the strength of your specific case, consult with our experienced solicitors who will assess the merits. We will evaluate the evidence, identify potential legal arguments, and provide an informed opinion on the likelihood of success.

Yes, you can resolve a civil dispute outside of Court using ADR methods such as negotiation, mediation, or arbitration. These methods offer a more adaptable and cost-effective approach to addressing conflicts. It enables parties to find mutually acceptable resolutions without resorting to the formal Court process.

Our experienced solicitors are actively exploring these alternative methods of resolution. Our aim is to achieve satisfactory resolutions for our clients while minimising the time and expenses dedicated to litigation.

Civil disputes can arise from various situations, such as contract disagreements, property disputes, personal injury claims, employment issues, family conflicts, and matters related to negligence. Identifying the cause of your civil dispute is essential to create a resolution strategy.

Contact our Commercial and Civil Litigation Solicitors today

Phone: 01606 811700


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