Commercial Dispute Resolution Solicitors
Disputes with individuals or other businesses are an unwelcome part of commercial life because they can take time, energy and money to resolve. The Commercial Dispute Resolution experts at Wace Morgan have extensive experience in providing cost effective legal advice to businesses in order to bring about a resolution.
Our goal is to help you to resolve a claim as quickly as possible while acting in the best interests of the business. We can take your matter to court and represent you in both the County and High Court, and advise you on alternative methods of resolving the matter, such as Commercial Mediation, which can ensure a quicker resolution and reduce any negative impact on day-to-day business activities.
Our solicitors have experience representing clients in both the County, Court of Appeal and High Court and we offer advice on a wide variety of matters including:
- Disputes between business owners/ partners
- Disputes between businesses, e.g. commercial contracts
- Employment disputes, e.g. over restrictive covenants.
- Commercial Property Disputes
- Professional negligence claims, e.g. against surveyors, solicitors and accountants
- Debt recovery
Litigation can be a lengthy and complex process and such our legal team will never advise you to enter into potentially costly proceedings that are unlikely to bring a satisfactory resolution. However, in situations where reaching an agreed resolution is not possible, litigation may be the best solution to give you a satisfactory outcome.
Our Fees – Costs for civil litigation can vary considerably depending on a number of factors including the complexity of the dispute and the length of any court proceedings. Contact our Commercial Litigation department on 01743 280 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be happy to listen to your situation and give you an idea of the potential costs involved.
Mediation is an Alternative Dispute Resolution process, that is an aolternative to formal court proceedings. It involves structured meetings with all parties individually and, if appropriate, collectively to address the issues and assist you in reaching a solution.
A whole mediation is normally conducted within one day or a half-day depending on the complexity of the dispute. The process is flexible and therefore the format can be adapted to suit your needs.
As the process is voluntary, everyone in attendance recognises the benefit of settlement, which in itself helps achieve a resolution. Once a settlement is agreed, the terms of that agreement are enforceable as a contract.
Chris Detheridge is our accredited, in-house mediator. He is ADR Group trained and has over 20 years’ experience as a solicitor dealing with civil and commercial disputes. Chris is well-placed to use this insight to help parties identify the real issues between them and help achieve satisfactory and cost effective solutions.
Our Fees – Civil Mediation tends to be a less costly route to resolving a dispute as both parties enter into the process with an understanding that a resolution should be reached quickly. The cost of mediation is usually split equally between the parties.
We offer fixed fees to suit the length of the mediation and the complexity of the dispute; we are happy to discuss these fees directly with you
Depending on when you mediate you can expect the cost of a mediation to be as little as a tenth of the cost of taking a case to trial.