Business Legal Services

Business Disputes

Service overview: Business dispute solicitors

  • Our business dispute lawyers work across a wide range of corporate disputes, from contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and intellectual property, to professional negligence and commercial property.
  • We have general business dispute solicitors as well as specialists in each field and they work together to provide your business with the most successful resolution.
  • You’ll also benefit from our help at the earliest stages negotiating of your agreements and contracts, helping to avoid commercial disputes arising: our commercial solicitors can help with this too.
  • We use a variety of alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation to maintain your business relationships and resolve disagreements out of court. However our commercial litigation team can also defend and protect your best interests in court proceedings, too.
  • Don’t forget to read our free useful advice on business dispute law in the business disputes section of our Advice Centre.

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What we do: Business dispute solicitors

Our dispute resolution solicitors have many years of experience in resolving disputes for businesses and can advise you on the appropriate and cost-effective method for dealing with your conflict.

We can help you across a broad range of commercial, financial and professional disputes varying from smaller claims to much more complex and high-value claims, in particular:

What are the benefits of our approach?

Our team’s credentials speak for themselves. The main benefit of working with us lies first and foremost in the level and depth of experience each member of the team possesses. The majority of our business disputes lawyers have around 15-30 years of in-practice experience and includes accredited, award-winning arbitrators and mediators, former partners and heads of department at Top 100 law firms, Legal 500 Recommended Lawyers and panel specialists.

Below are some of the benefits you can expect with our approach to dispute resolution.

Cost effective legal support

Litigation is a costly process swathed in complex rules and sanctions. Our business dispute lawyers will help you by actively managing costs throughout the lifespan of your dispute. More importantly, our unique subscription plans coupled with our remote operating model allows us to deliver expert legal advice, from partner level lawyers, at a fraction of the cost compared with traditional law firms.

Streamlining complex processes

Our team focus on what really matters, guiding you through the core processes, so you don’t have to worry about getting bogged down in increasingly complicated rules and procedures.

Alternative methods for dispute resolution

Our lawyers always explore whether there’s another way of resolving your dispute without the need to engage in court proceedings by engaging in innovative thinking – but aren’t afraid to litigate where necessary.

Communicating in a pragmatic, jargon-free way

Our business disputes lawyers will engage with you in an objective, easily understandable way, providing realistic, timely and solid advice at every juncture.

Creative in finding solutions

Our business disputes team’s collective experience means that they are adept at finding the best way forward when it comes to dealing with the other parties involved in a dispute, whether that’s by picking up the telephone, drafting a “without prejudice” letter or proposing a sit-down negotiation.


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Benefits for mediation and arbitration

Watch our business dispute solicitors explaining the benefits of mediation and arbitration below:



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The court proceedings process

Our dispute resolution solicitors always prefer to settle disputes without the need for litigation proceedings, but will do so where necessary and provide you with the best possible representation in court.

Watch our video explaining the process of going to court to resolve your business dispute:


Who we help

All kinds and sizes of business come to us for effective dispute resolution, from start-ups and university spinouts to plcs and large multinational corporations. As a full-service law firm, we work with clients across all industries, with a particular specialism in innovative, disruptive sectors like technology, energy and finance.

We work with companies in so many locations too – not just around our offices. We are flexible and our innovative model with remote-working solicitors means that we can help you wherever you are in the UK, and we can always compete on price with our fee packages.


Testimonials

What our clients say

Harper James has provided us with a highly responsive and pragmatic dispute resolution service which has been efficient and very cost effective in resolving recent disputes.
Alex Sloley CFO, Triptease
I can’t sing our solicitor’s praises enough: fast, efficient, sensible and supportive. A quick and fair resolution to all queries that we have worked on together and would thoroughly recommend her to any of my contacts.
Samuel B Higgs Account Director, Signal Media
I certainly appreciate the response form Ian Carson, always picks the phone up and prompt fast service. I would recommend to all friends and family and already have.
Mukesh Kanabar CEO and Founder, Printed4You Ltd
Great customer service with experienced staff. Mark and the HJS team worked well with us and took the stress out of a situation. Advised us proactively to achieve the the best outcome for our situation.
Paul Smith COO, Incuto
Harper James is a brilliant example of a company disrupting a traditional industry. Suddenly Solicitors become relevant and accessible for start-ups & small enterprises, with the best in-class knowledge of all major legal areas. I’ve used the business now for a year, and the Enterprise plan has been perfect for budgeting my company’s outgoings, and has given me a piece of mind when tackling key, decisive issues. Thank-you HJS!
Koral Ibrahim Founder & MD, The Ready House
Harper James has provided us with a highly responsive and pragmatic dispute resolution service which has been efficient and very cost effective in resolving recent disputes.
Alex Sloley CFO, Triptease
I can’t sing our solicitor’s praises enough: fast, efficient, sensible and supportive. A quick and fair resolution to all queries that we have worked on together and would thoroughly recommend her to any of my contacts.
Samuel B Higgs Account Director, Signal Media
I certainly appreciate the response form Ian Carson, always picks the phone up and prompt fast service. I would recommend to all friends and family and already have.
Mukesh Kanabar CEO and Founder, Printed4You Ltd
Great customer service with experienced staff. Mark and the HJS team worked well with us and took the stress out of a situation. Advised us proactively to achieve the the best outcome for our situation.
Paul Smith COO, Incuto
Harper James is a brilliant example of a company disrupting a traditional industry. Suddenly Solicitors become relevant and accessible for start-ups & small enterprises, with the best in-class knowledge of all major legal areas. I’ve used the business now for a year, and the Enterprise plan has been perfect for budgeting my company’s outgoings, and has given me a piece of mind when tackling key, decisive issues. Thank-you HJS!
Koral Ibrahim Founder & MD, The Ready House

Why choose our business dispute solicitors?

Our expert dispute resolution lawyers all have many years’ experience of providing practical and commercial advice on company disputes.

We’ll first evaluate your case, before providing realistic and pragmatic advice to get the best result for you, achieving your objectives in a timely manner.

Find out more about our business dispute resolution solicitors here:


Pricing plans

Legal support designed
to fit your business needs

Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:

City

Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.

An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.

On-Demand

Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.

Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.



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