Commercial Litigation Solicitors
You need commercial litigation solicitors 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 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.
Commercial Litigation at RLK
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 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.
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.
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 we 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.