Commercial Disputes

Commercial dispute resolution

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.

  • Robert Small

    Robert Small

    Director, Head of Dispute Resolution

    T: 023 9231 2051

    M: 07946 709 778

  • Nigel Cole

    Nigel Cole

    Director - Litigation

    T: 023 9224 6717

    M: 07789 261 621

  • Jeremy Paterson

    Jeremy Paterson

    Senior Associate - Dispute Resolution

    T: 023 9231 2085

    M: 07711 000 374

  • Louise Griffin

    Louise Griffin

    Legal Executive - Dispute Resolution

    T: 023 9231 2068

    M: 07392 087 381



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

"We will continue to support and recommend our clients to Verisona."

Bernard Landi, Landi Accounting

"Having recently used Verisona Law to help recover a commercial debt due to us, I would highly recommend them.  Jeremy was very professional and helpful, giving information throughout the case, and he was also very calm which really helped us."

Anonymous

"I would like to thank you for the first class service we have received from you. Your advice and the professional way you treated us throughout culminated in a result which, prior to your appointment, seemed a long way away."

Mr Herridge

"I was very impressed with your support and advice in this matter."

Anonymous

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