Commercial Litigation Solicitors in Birmingham

Commercial Litigation Solicitors

You need a commercial law firm who not only protect your interests but also steer you towards your desired results. Whether it’s partnership dissolutions, misrepresentation, lease terminations or fraud, our experts handle disputes involving multi-million pound agreements across various sectors.

Based across two locations in Birmingham, our commercial law solicitors have a strong reputation for achieving quick and effective resolutions. We work closely with SME company directors, business owners and shareholders, enforcing entitlements and protecting business rights.

Everything we do is open and transparent, so you can be sure of a estimate of costs from the outset and we’ll always keep you informed so you never face unexpected bills.

RLK Solicitors
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elise frisbyelise frisby
14:54 08 Jul 24
Absolutely fantastic law firm , all staff are very professional always answer emails and calls straight away . Would 100% use again
Andy ChanAndy Chan
23:42 05 Jul 24
As a first-time buyer, I truly appreciate Wilson's patience, clear explanations, and constant communication throughout the house-buying process. His expertise and guidance made a complex experience smooth and empowering, and I couldn't be happier in my new home!
Lorna ClellandLorna Clelland
21:28 02 Jul 24
RLK solicitors have acted successfully on my behalf in a recent business interruption claim against my insurance company. They were professional, friendly and extremely easy to deal with. Would highly recommend them.
C LeungC Leung
18:57 02 Jul 24
Wilson is professional and reliable. Whenever we had any enquiries during the property purchase process, he would give us a call to explain in details and keep us updated of the progress.
Alastair TaylorAlastair Taylor
15:24 02 Jul 24
RLK worked on our business interruption claim against our insurers for a period of over 2 years. In that time, we were kept informed about everything that was happening on a very regular basis. The team at RLK were very straight about what the process would be, what the likely timeline was and what was required from us in terms of information and figures. At no point did they ever over promise and under deliver - quite the reverse in fact. The outcome was as good as we could have hoped for and I have nothing but praise for Chris Guy and his team who were absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Thank you.
Laura HarrisonLaura Harrison
14:23 02 Jul 24
After an extremely long and stressful battle due to a business interruption case RLK came to the rescue and were 100% the best solicitors for the job! They were extremely helpful, professional, and understanding throughout the past 3 years. The communication was amazing, I never felt left out or that I didn’t know what was going on. They strived to get the best outcome possible for me and I will forever be grateful to them. I would 100% recommend RlK to anyone.
Verity OliverVerity Oliver
13:37 20 Jun 24
RLK solicitors - What an incredible firm! The team fought tirelessly against our insurers in relation to the non payment of business interruption insurance. We were kept in the loop throughout the whole process. A member of the team was always on hand to answer any queries. Thank you RLK!
17:29 06 May 24
Very professional. Respond quickly. Always there for you. Whole team I've worked with have been amazing.
Helen PreeceHelen Preece
18:43 01 Feb 24
I was involved in a complicated case involving Tennants in Common, a poorly written Deed of Trust (not written by this company). The solicitor dealing with the matter joined RLK at which point the now prolonged case began to go forward. We worked with Simon Thompson who had to work through a considerable number of communications.He grasped the basics quickly.Since then the case has progressed to a successful conclusion.Throughout they have been excellent communicators clarifying legal issues for us. Clear with their advice and support. Never made any false promises being honest where any doubts arose.I intend to continue to use this company for the now possible sale of my property.I would highly recommend this company.
Sally Coles-RobertsonSally Coles-Robertson
11:03 01 Feb 24
Jacqueline grahamJacqueline graham
19:49 22 Jan 24
Great solicitors, keep you updated every stage of the way.
Charlotte DwyerCharlotte Dwyer
16:48 22 Jan 24
Thank you, excellent service and lovely staff. Dealt with Simon regarding passport applications.
michelle Yatesmichelle Yates
17:31 17 Jan 24
Rlk are doing an amazing job, they are continuously fighting to get the payouts we deserve from our insurance companies. I’ve been kept updated the whole way through the process, and they have put so much hard work and determination into it from day 1. Would 100% recommend Rlk.
18:05 05 Jan 24
I highly recommend WilsonHe is always polite, patient, and responsible. He took the time to understand my case and explain the process to me in a clear way. He was always available to answer my questions and provide me with updates on my case. I am very grateful for his help and I would definitely recommend him
Stephanie MossStephanie Moss
09:17 04 Oct 23
I whole heartedly can’t recommend RLK solicitors enough. Their commitment and communication throughout my case has been second to none. Lucy has kept me informed, and updated me every step of the way. Whatever the outcome of the arbitration, I know that they have put their heart and soul into my case and I am beyond grateful for their dedication and determination. Great work team.
17:18 28 Sep 23
RLK have been and continue to be amazing working hard for my business. Lucy keeps me up to date with all the information. Very friendly and professional, who know their stuff!!Thank you for fighting for us all in the beauty and hair industry

Commercial Law in Birmingham

Commercial litigation is often complex and involves significant sums of money when compared to other types of dispute resolution. As a result a targeted and strategic approach is essential to achieve your desired results. Having a competent team of commercial litigation solicitors on your side is a must.

Our efficient and effective services are based on an attention to detail and are supported by significant technical and commercial awareness.

Insolvency Litigation

Insolvency litigation is a particularly challenging area of commercial litigation, primarily due to the complexities associated with financial crises. Whether it’s a case of bankruptcy, a restructuring process or managing complex cross-border joint ventures, our commercial litigation solicitors can navigate these sensitive issues with tact and professionalism.

We have a successful history of bringing/defending claims made by insolvency practitioners on behalf of companies in administration and liquidation. Giving you confidence that your case is managed by those who understand the intricate layers of law governing Insolvency.

Naturally, any threat of litigation can send ripples across a business landscape, potentially causing stress and disruption. But, with our strategically tailored approach, every effort is made to minimise this disruption and guide you seamlessly through the litigation process.

Our experienced litigation team are here to support you every step of the way. Our areas of expertise lie in the Commercial Courts, where we’ve earned a reputation for success.

Commercial litigation solicitors

How does commercial litigation work?

Commercial litigation can seem an intimidating prospect, so understanding how it works is key. The litigation process demands informed approaches, strategic thinking, and crucially, the support of experienced commercial litigation solicitors.

Will you have to go to trial?

The first thing that you should know is the idea of a contentious court proceeding could be more of a perceived threat than an actual reality. Not all cases undergo lengthy, wallet-draining trials. Truth is, capable commercial litigation solicitors prioritise cost-effective resolutions achieved in a timely manner.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and mediation are two effective techniques favoured by firms skilled in commercial litigation, aiming to resolve disagreements outside of court. With these options, you can potentially avoid court proceedings. If it does boil down to a courtroom, our team of adept solicitors will be by your side.

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What is the difference between civil and commercial litigation?

The concepts of civil and commercial litigation tend to be tangled together. The key differentiator revolves around the types of parties involved. Essentially, civil litigation typically involves individuals – dealing with matters like personal contract disputes or property rights infringement. Commercial litigation invariably implicates at least one business or corporation. It’s generally a more complex arena due to the larger scale of disputes and involvement of multiple stakeholders. As a result, the outcomes bear higher risks.

In commercial litigation, the genre of disputes is broad and can encompass a multitude of business issues. These may range from debt recovery and contract disagreements, to more sophisticated instances like shareholder disagreements or injunctions to force or stop matters.

What is the time limit to resolve a commercial dispute?

Understanding the timeframe for resolving commercial disputes is crucial. The law acknowledges that legal proceedings should not hang over parties indefinitely.

The Limitation Act 1980 guides this aspect, defining specific periods for different causes of action.

Take the commonly faced commercial dispute – breaches of contract. This carries a time limit of six years from the date of the breach. But, bear in mind that this timeframe might extend in cases involving fraud or concealment. A claimant proving these factors could earn an extended limitation period.

It’s important to note that alternative dispute resolutions like mediation could significantly save on time and cost. Involvement in this process could also give you a degree of control that isn’t available in typical court-ruled settlements.

Here’s a quick summary of some key points:

  • The most common commercial disputes, like breaches of contract, carry a six-year time limit.
  • Fraud or concealment might extend this time limit.
  • Seeking alternatives to litigation, such as mediation, could save time and cost.

The right legal advice can play a critical role in your disputes resolution. Our team of commercial litigation solicitors not only ensures you understand the ins and outs of your constraints but also guides you every step of the way. Our goal is to resolve disputes as swiftly and smoothly as possible to let you get back to business as usual.

I was impressed with the patience that was given to explain legal jargon in layman’s terms. There was nothing that RLK could have done better.

How our Birmingham solicitors can help you

Our team of expert commercial litigation solicitors will guide you through the complexities of time limits and alternative dispute resolution methods.

Our litigation solicitors in Birmingham can help you with:

  • Disputes between co-owners of land
  • Claims by banks for possession of properties
  • Company and partnership
  • Commercial insurance
  • Freezing and search orders
  • Insolvency litigation
  • Non-disclosure & Non-compete violations

With our support, you can swiftly and smoothly resolve disputes and return your focus to running your business.

Lean on our expertise and let us ease you through commercial dispute resolution.

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