Commercial Disputes

Even the best managed businesses become involved in legal disputes that can suddenly emerge from nowhere. Whether you are defending a claim, recovering your losses or protecting your business, we can advise you on the optimum legal options for your business and situation – so that you can get back to normal as soon as possible.

Wherever possible we employ the art of persuasion, encouraging the other party to take part in constructive mediation or negotiations to reach a commercial solution. If however court is the only option, we will fight your corner fiercely.

Prevention, as they say, is better than cure. We regularly work with businesses to reduce the risk of disputes, for example by reviewing and revising their contractual terms or advising on new statutory requirements. We can draw on the business legal expertise of colleagues across Verisona Law – to provide a service that fits the bigger picture of your business.



Contractual disputes

  • Breach of contract
  • Trade disputes
  • On-line traders
  • Supply of defective goods/services
  • Claims under personal guarantees
  • Debt & asset recovery

Property disputes

  • Ownership disputes
  • Development disputes
  • Option agreements
  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Easements
  • Rights of way
  • Enforcing securities
  • Charges
  • Restrictions & encumbrances
  • Land Registry applications
  • Property/estate management
  • Service charges

Construction disputes

  • Payment/certification disputes
  • Building defects
  • Sub-contractor disputes
  • JCT, NEC, RIBA & similar design/build agreements

Landlord & Tenant disputes

  • Rent arrears
  • Guarantor’s liability
  • Forfeiture/termination
  • Recovering possession
  • Dilapidations
  • Protected lease renewals
  • Breach of covenant
  • Disrepair claims
  • Unlawful assignment/sub-letting
  • Break clauses
  • Rent reviews

Professional Negligence

  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Liquidators
  • Administrators & receivers

Recruitment disputes

  • Recovery of recruitment fees
  • Disputed cause of introduction
  • Candidate suitability
  • Dual introducers
  • Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003

Shareholder/partnership disputes

  • Ownership and transfers of equity
  • Unfair prejudice claims
  • Derivative actions
  • Partnership dissolution & winding up

Financial Mis-selling

  • Bank mis-selling
  • SWAPS/LIBOR claims

Protection of Intellectual Property rights

  • Domain name disputes/cyber squatting
  • Passing off
  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Copyright and trademark infringement

“Many thanks for your valuable advice and expertise in this matter, I will certainly recommend your services to contacts of mine that might need legal advice”.

Independent bank customers

Defending against the receiver’s claim for payment

The receiver vigorously pursued our client for payment, denying that any assurances were made or that the goods were defective. 

Despite the threat of legal proceedings our client resisted the claim for payment and instructed us to counterclaim damages on the grounds of misrepresentation, breach of contract and implied terms under the Sale of Goods Act. 

We gathered detailed evidence and submitted our analysis to the receiver’s solicitors. This led to a fierce exchange of letters, involving complex argument as to the legal effect of the supplier’s receivership on the claim.

A positive commercial outcome

Ultimately we persuaded the liquidator to drop the claim.  Our client was allowed to retain the goods and sold them on as an end-of-line product at a small profit.  

Testimonial

“Verisona Law dealt with a complicated dispute with a former manufacturing supplier forced into administrative receivership. Their clear, calm advice never wavered: their tenacity and diligence provided our company with a successful result”.

Managing Director of Textile Wholesaler

Successful Wholesale Textile Company

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