What is commercial Litigation
Commercial litigation is an area of law which involves legal disputes between two or more businesses or companies, or between businesses and individuals. The types of commercial disputes that commercial litigation solicitors deal with include breach of contract, shareholder disputes, intellectual property infringement, employment disputes, and fraud.
The main aim of commercial litigation and dispute resolution is to resolve the dispute through the court system or alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation or arbitration. Commercial litigation can be complex and often involves large amounts of money and intricate legal arguments. Companies may hire specialised litigation lawyers or law firms to represent them in commercial litigation cases.
Expert Commercial Law have a panel of commercial litigation experts on hand to assist in the resolution of commercial disputes. Contact us today to find out how we can assist on your case.
Commercial disputes are conflicts that arise between businesses or individuals in the course of carrying out their commercial activities. When a commercial dispute arises, it is difficult to know who to turn to. Expert Commercial Law have a panel of dispute lawyers who deal with all types of commercial litigation including:
- Breach of contract disputes: These disputes arise when one party fails to fulfill its contractual obligations or breaches the terms of the agreement.
- Partnership disputes: These disputes occur between business partners or co-owners of a company, and may involve disagreements over the management of the business, distribution of profits, or breach of fiduciary duties.
- Intellectual property disputes: These disputes involve disputes over trademarks, copyrights, patents, or trade secrets. They may arise when one party uses another party’s intellectual property without permission, or when there is a dispute over ownership or licensing rights.
- Professional negligence is another type of commercial dispute that can arise when a professional, such as a lawyer, accountant, or doctor, fails to meet the expected standard of care in providing services to a client. Professional negligence may also be referred to as malpractice or professional misconduct.
- Real estate disputes: These disputes may arise between buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, or property owners and neighboring businesses. They may involve issues such as breach of contract, zoning disputes, or disputes over property rights.
- Product liability disputes: These disputes involve injuries or damages caused by a defective or dangerous product, and may involve multiple parties such as the manufacturer, distributor, or retailer.
- Securities disputes: These disputes involve allegations of fraud or other misconduct related to the buying or selling of securities, such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds. They may involve investors, brokers, or other financial professionals.
These are just a few examples of the types of commercial disputes that can arise in the course of business. Resolving these disputes can be complex and may require the assistance of legal professionals or other experts.
Settling a commercial dispute
When faced with a commercial dispute, you may wish to consider attempting to settle the dispute with the other party or parties directly, or using their complaints procedures. If are not happy with the outcome of this; however, it may be useful to speak to a commercial litigation solicitor who can advise you on the best steps moving forwards.
Your solicitor will review your case and will advise on whether they believe you will be successful in your dispute. In most cases, the solicitor will attempt to negotiate an out of court agreement with the other party. If this is unsuccessful, they may advise parties to attempt to settle the dispute using alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation or arbitration.
If alternative dispute resolution fails, your case is likely to proceed to court for a judge to make a decision on the outcome. If parties do not agree with this decision, they may wish to proceed to the Court of Appeal.
How much does a commercial litigation solicitor cost?
The cost of a commercial solicitor can vary depending on a number of factors such as the experience of the solicitor, the complexity of the matter, the location of the solicitor, and the amount of time spent on the case.
Generally, commercial solicitors charge an hourly rate, which can range from around £150 to £500 per hour or more. Some solicitors may also charge a fixed fee for specific services, such as drafting contracts or reviewing documents.
Some commercial litigation solicitors may offer their services on conditional fee agreements, depending on the type of work that is required. This means that clients will only be charged a success fee if their solicitors is successful on their case.
It is important to discuss fees arrangements with your solicitor before engaging their services so that you have a clear understanding of the costs involved. You may also wish to obtain a quote or estimate for the work you require to be done, and make sure to clarify any additional expenses or disbursements that may be incurred.
Why Choose Expert Commercial Law’s panel of commercial litigation solicitors?
Our team take the stress out of finding you a solicitor to assist on your commercial law issue. We have assisted many UK businesses and individuals in finding the right litigation team for their case, providing cost effective solutions to commercial litigation.
We only connect you with the best solicitors
All of the solicitors on our panel have the experience and expertise required to take on your case. Each solicitor is vetted before being allowed onto our panel and we only select the best in the business. All of our solicitor firms are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and offer a range of funding options for your case.
We are not a firm of solicitors; however, we have a panel of commercial law solicitors who are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. If you contact us in relation to a commercial law case, we will pass your case onto a panel firm.
Our panel of commercial solicitors and dispute resolution teams assist on a wide range of cases and have track records in succeeding on business dispute cases.
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