In an ideal world, a signed contract would always result in the proposed work being carried out to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. Landlords would always abide by their contractual responsibilities and tenants would always pay their rent in a timely manner. Business stakeholders would always work together amicably to resolve challenges and obstacles.

Unfortunately, we don’t always live in an ideal world and sometimes disputes are simply unavoidable. When they do arise, emotions often run high and a workable solution can be difficult to find without professional legal intervention.

At Attwaters Jameson Hill, we understand that court proceedings can be expensive, drawn out and risky. That’s why our dedicated team always strives to achieve dispute resolution without involving the court. However, if your case does end up before a judge, be assured that you’ll have the unwavering support of our specialist lawyers.

Do not let a commercial dispute escalate. Take control with our clear, high-quality advice

We act for clients on a wide range of commercial disputes, including (but not limited to):

  • Contractual disputes, including breach of contract, disagreements over the interpretation of contract terms, fraud, etc.
  • Business insolvency
  • Professional negligence
  • Partnership disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes

If you are involved in a commercial dispute, it is crucial to get specialist advice at an early stage. Our goal is to protect you from the unpredictability of full-scale litigation wherever possible.

We do this by:

  • Establishing the strengths and weaknesses of your case at the very start
  • Identifying the central issues
  • Clarifying what you want to achieve and recommending a strategy
  • Weighing up the potential costs of litigation against the likely outcome

Alternative dispute resolution

Where possible, our lawyers will use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods to help you resolve your dispute with the minimum stress and hostility. Some of the ADR methods to which you may have recourse include:

  • Mediation – a professional mediator is appointed to help the parties negotiate
  • Arbitration – an arbitrator (or panel of arbitrators) is engaged to hear the evidence (almost like a private judge) offering a legally-binding resolution
  • Adjudication – a relatively quick method of resolving disputes, each party provides written evidence which is assessed by an adjudicator (normally a professional body with knowledge and experience of the area under dispute).

Official Rankings

Ranked Tier 4 in the Legal 500 2023  

‘Very hands on team with a thorough approach to the legal issues, leaving no stone unturned. The best interests of the client are at the heart of their practice.’

Prabhi Ghura has a very detailed approach to all aspects of the client’s case.’

Our Service Pledge

Dealing with a commercial dispute can be highly stressful, so it’s vital to have a solicitor on side that you can trust. That’s why we make a pledge to each and every client to act with professionalism, to be fully up front about what their case will cost and how long we estimate it will take, and to work proactively to find solutions where concerns and issues arise. We call this our Service Pledge.

Even without taking the litigious route, going through a dispute can be extremely stressful – so don’t do it alone. Our specialist team is on hand to guide you through your commercial dispute and will always strive to achieve the best possible outcome for your circumstances. Please email them at disputeresolution@attwaters.co.uk or call 0203 871 0110.

Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • acn family law
  • The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
  • Best places to wok in UK
  • ERC Endorsement
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • SCIL