Disputes are an inevitable part of commercial life. They have the potential to hinder commercial goals, progress and damage reputation. We understand the importance of resolving disagreements quickly to enable you to focus on your business.
This may involve a breach of the contract, or the interpretation of a clause.
There have been many issues during the pandemic on the difficulty, inability or impossibility to fulfil a contract. The legal issues on performance have been many and our role is to consider whether a contract has been frustrated or whether a relevant force majeure clause is triggered.
We act for both shareholders and Directors in company disputes.
For shareholders it may be they have concerns as to how they are being treated and possibly marginalised, or they may be concerned or unhappy in the way the Directors may be directing the Company.
For Directors it may be they have concerns about fellow Directors, or there is a lack of consensus on the way to move forward the Company objectives which can cause a deadlock and hinder the day to day running of the Company.
During the pandemic many companies have sought to invoke their Insurance policy for business interruption insurance (BII). Whilst come Insurers have dealt with matters with their client, many have disputed the client’s entitlement to a payment. We act for a number of clients on BII, as well as other general insurance claims.
Our approach to resolving commercial disputes
We understand that clients want a clear and early assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of their position, a strategy driven by their commercial goals and a roadmap of how to reach a successful outcome. Early resolution of disputes is our focus.
We consider mediation and ADR at an early stage and assess at what stage, or indeed if, the case will benefit from an alternative resolution process.
A team of City-calibre lawyers
The lawyers in our commercial dispute resolution team are leaders in their field with outstanding reputations. Our partners are mentioned in The Legal 500 as well as Chambers & Partners directory as being highly qualified and capable.
An excellent team, with an outstanding client list. Blaser Mills has a very good track record in the area.THE LEGAL 500
It is important to get legal advice early to protect your reputation and make sensible decisions about your next steps.