Commercial litigation

Commercial disputes can be very worrying and draining of time and money. Collyer Bristow’s dedicated commercial litigation team succeeds in sharing that burden by guiding clients through the dispute resolution process in a dynamic and cost effective manner. “Commercial” describes not only the type of disputes we deal with but also our approach to their resolution.

We recognise that disputes must be considered within the wider business interests of the client and it is important to us to have a full understanding of our client’s commercial activities so that we understand how the dispute may impact on the client’s business as a whole and how it would best be resolved.

We will work with you to agree and pursue a strategy which takes account of both your commercial objectives and legal position. Our aim is always to resolve the dispute as swiftly and cost effectively as possible to enable you to focus on your core day to day activities as required for the success of your business.

Very often disputes can be avoided by sensible advice at the outset, whether at the contract drafting stage or when a breach of contract or an attack on business rights is first threatened. If legal proceedings cannot be avoided, then it is vital to get a team working on the case from an early stage, including the client’s representatives, a partner from Collyer Bristow, junior solicitors and, where necessary, barristers and experts.

Our commercial litigation team is noted for its strategic and tactical excellence and our lawyers have substantial experience in advising clients in relation to:

  • Breach of contract, across a wide range of sectors such as media, entertainment, construction and property
  • Company disputes including M&A and warranty claims
  • Partnership disputes and Shareholder disputes
  • Disputes arising from breach of directors’ duties
  • Competition/antitrust damages litigation
  • Agency disputes
  • Professional negligence claims, including against solicitors and accountants
  • Civil fraud
  • Trade disputes
  • Product liability disputes 

What our clients say

"Collyer Bristow LLP is recommended for general commercial contract disputes; economic torts; professional negligence; commercial agents’ disputes; civil fraud; and contentious insolvency. Other areas of note include boardroom and partnership disputes; directors’ liabilities; disputes between shareholders or joint venture partners; and unfair prejudice petitions. Jeff Roberts and Janine Alexander are highly rated; and banking disputes expert Richard Viegas joined from Bristows LLP as partner." Legal 500 2017, Commercial litigation 

Leading firm legal 500 2017



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