Commercial Disputes Solicitors in Lincoln
Commercial disputes can cost a lot of time and money, as well as being a major distraction from the day-to-day running of your business. If handled incorrectly, these matters can potentially drag on for years, so it is essential to get expert legal advice as soon as possible.
At Chattertons, our highly experienced commercial dispute resolution solicitors take a practical, proactive and creative approach to solving business conflicts. We can give you a clear understanding of your legal position and options, then guide you towards getting the right outcome for your enterprise as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.
With decades of experience across our team and strong skills in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), we can help you get the result you need sooner, while keeping costs and conflict to a minimum. That way, you can get back to putting all of your energy into making your business a success.
For fast, cost-effective solutions to business disputes in Lincoln or throughout Lincolnshire, contact our commercial disputes solicitors in Lincoln now by calling 01522 541181 or requesting a call back.
Our business dispute resolution services in Lincoln
Where a contract has been breached or there is disagreement over the terms of a contract, it is important to take specialist advice as soon as possible. We can help you to understand your legal obligations under a contract and those of other parties, as well as advise you on your options where these obligations have been breached.
Property law can be complicated, leading to the potential for all sorts of legal challenges. We can advise on all commercial property matters, including disputes between landlords and tenants, helping you to protect your business.
Whether you are a construction business or are a business that has hired a construction firm to carry out work for you, we can advise you on any disputes over the terms of your contracts, the quality of work carried out and other related matters.
Professional negligence claims
If you are a professional facing a negligence claim or need to make a claim against a professional who has let you down, our dispute resolution solicitors in Lincoln can advise and represent you.
Disputes between shareholders can seriously harm a business, prevent the company from being able to effectively make decisions and potentially leading to the exit of shareholders if matters cannot be resolved effectively. We can help your shareholders work together to find positive solutions to any disputes, as well as providing guidance on processes to mitigate the risk of future disputes.
If partners in a business fall out, it can easily result in the failure of the business. Our commercial disputes team in Lincoln can help you to discuss the issues at hand and agree how to resolve them, allowing you to work more effectively together and to protect your business.
Intellectual property (IP) disputes
Where you believe your IP has been infringed or you have been accused of infringing someone else’s IP, it can be damaging to both businesses. We can help to agree an outcome that protects your interests while minimising any potential for damage to your reputation and innovations.
Business debt recovery
Unpaid invoices can be fatal to a business, affecting your ability to operate on a day-to-day basis due to shortages of capital, and with the potential to leave your company unable to meet its own financial obligations. We can help with a fast, cost-effective debt recovery service, unlocking the funds you need as soon as possible.
Using Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for commercial disputes
We recognise that most people would prefer to avoid court proceedings when dealing with a business dispute, both due to the time and expenses involved, as well as the desire to avoid escalating the situation and risking damage to your reputation and business relationships.
Fortunately, most commercial disputes we deal with can be solved without the need for court action using a variety of alternative approaches.
Letter before action
Many business disputes can be sorted out quickly and simply with a solicitor’s letter setting out your position and what you need to happen to resolve the matter. Our team can advise you on your legal position and the potential outcomes you can realistically hope to achieve, draft a letter before action and deal with any further correspondence between yourself and the other party or parties involved.
In some cases, straightforward negotiation between each parties’ lawyers can result in a swift solution that works for everyone. Our commercial disputes team can support and represent you during negotiations, making sure your position is protected and that you can find a solution that matches your overall business goals.
Mediation offers a fast, cost-effective way to resolve business disputes that allows you to avoid court proceedings. You and the other party or parties involved in the dispute will meet with a trained mediator, who acts as a neutral third-party to help you talk through the issues and agree solutions that work for everyone.
Mediation can allow you to sort out even highly complex disputes much faster and with lower legal fees than going to court, as well as keeping matters private and allowing you to maintain a better relationship with the other parties involved.
Court proceedings for commercial disputes
Where a dispute cannot be resolved amicably, it may be necessary to start court proceedings. We will give honest advice to you on whether this is likely to be cost-effective and the chances of securing the result you are looking for.
Our team can then help to prepare your case and ensure you have the best possible representation during any court appearances you are required to make.
In many cases, even where court proceedings are initiated, disputes can still be resolved with an out-of-court settlement, saving you time, money and stress.
Speak to our business dispute resolution solicitors in Lincoln
If your business is wasting time, energy and money on a dispute that could hurt your commercial interests, we can offer fast, cost-effective solutions to help you get the outcome you need as easily as possible.