Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our dedicated commercial litigation and dispute resolution team has a wide range of experience and depth of knowledge in avoiding or resolving legal disputes.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our commercial litigation and dispute resolution department increasingly regard our role as helping clients avoid or at least minimise involvement in disputes. We measure our success for our clients as much in terms of problems avoided or effectively negotiated away, as opposed to numbers of victories in Court.

The team understand the need to act swiftly and decisively in reacting to our clients issues and formulate clear action plans to resolve them.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Adjudication
  • Arbitration (including International Arbitration)
  • Banking and Finance Litigation (including Hedge and Libor cases)
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Civil Fraud (including confiscation orders and Proceeds of Crime Act claims and relief)
  • Commercial Property and Land Disputes
  • Company and Business Law disputes
  • Consumer Credit
  • Debt Recovery
  • Directors Claims (including breach of duties and personal guarantees) and Shareholder Disputes
  • Employment Litigation and Covenants (including issuing and defending injunctions)
  • Expert Determination
  • HMRC and Border Force disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Venture disputes
  • Judicial Reviews
  • Mediation
  • Partnership Disputes and LLPs
  • Professional Negligence
  • Tort of Deceit Claims

If you are involved or anticipate being involved in a dispute we can:

  • Analyse the situation
  • Provide a risk assessment
  • Advise you on your position
  • Work with you on the best way forward

This can range from a conciliatory and low-key approach to a much more robust and aggressive stance if that is what the situation and your best interests demand.

We can discuss a possible range of funding arrangements, including in appropriate cases, Conditional Fee (“no win-no fee”) agreements.

Where appropriate we will not hold back in advising you that your legal position is weak and helping you to get out quickly and cost effectively. We recognise that an unnecessarily prolonged dispute can be counter-productive, not only in excessive legal costs, but also in terms of wasted time and damage to business and personal reputations and relationships.

Recent cases include:

  • White Digital Media v Weaver [2013] EWHC 1681: Acting for a defendant to defeat an application to enforce post-termination restraints

London Meeting Facilities

We are also able to offer Central London meeting facilities for your convenience.
The workspace is ideally located a short walking distance from Liverpool Street Station and very close to Farringdon station, which offers excellent connections for London Underground and mainline train services.

What our clients say

  • Dear Peter

    I think the congratulations should go to you because without your help and guidance I’m not sure that I would have got this far. I was very happy with the result and it definitely allowed me to enjoy my weekend.

    Once again thanks for all your great help and support in reaching a satisfactory conclusion.

    Mr A.

    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you for all your assistance and advice this year on what proved to my eyes a difficult case. Mrs J and I are so relieved above all to get our lives back and we are looking forward to a happy Christmas.

    Mr J.

    Peter Hastings
  • Excellent result – I recommend you anytime !!

    Anon.

    Peter Hastings
  • Just a quick e-mail to say how much we appreciate all the hard work you put in on our behalf over the past 10 months on our complicated case, including your help with the Bank and dealing with our opponent. Your efforts were brilliant. I would have caved in if not for you. We are very pleased with the result.

    If we ever have need for a solicitor, we will definitely use yourself/Rogers and Norton and recommend you.

    Anon.

    Peter Hastings
  • If I ever need anyone to fight my corner in the Corporate world, you will be the first to hear about it. Very many thanks for your remarkably swift and positive approach to the whole thing.

    Anon.

    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you very much indeed for your efforts on my behalf at the Court yesterday. You did an excellent job and I am very grateful. The court order that you obtained at very short notice is a source of considerable relief to me.

    Mr. C

    Peter Hastings
  • I would also just like to thank you for all your past assistance and expertise in relation to this issue

    Ms. P

    Elizabeth Gibson
  • Again – deep appreciation of your help!

    V & N / Norfolk

    Peter Hastings
  • I trust your judgement and am just sorry we didn’t approach you in the first place.

    L. Norwich

    Elizabeth Gibson
  • You have done an amazing job thank you so much.

    Mrs C. Norwich

    Elizabeth Gibson
  • I was very pleased with the excellent letter and service you provided for me and will not hesitate to come back should I need to.

    Mrs P. / Norfolk

    Elizabeth Gibson
  • Thank you for the time and effort you have put in to this – it was important to me to get some form of acknowledgement of what was due.

    Mr A. Norwich

    Peter Hastings
  • I’m really grateful for the help, support and guidance that Peter gave me throughout the High Court defamation claim, his tenacity and focus meant that I secured a successful outcome quickly and removed the stress and costs that would have been involved.

    Anon.

    Peter Hastings
  • Thank you for your most comprehensive response; which both exceeded expectation in content and simultaneously set my own expectation for the future.

    If things do not progress as we expect, we remain greatly reassured that you have a perspective on our situation and a wealth of knowledge upon which we can draw, should the need arise.

    Mr L / Norwich

    Phil Kerridge
  • When dealing with serious issues involving HMRC it is crucial to take legal advice as soon as possible. Peter Hastings vast experience of handing tax investigations and disputes proved invaluable at a very difficult time. With his support and expertise we achieved the best possible outcome.

    Mr CB

    Peter Hastings

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