Clough & Willis Solicitors, Commercial and private legal services UK

Dispute Resolution/Litigation Solicitors

To be in business is to risk business dispute, either with third parties or within the business itself.  Expert and objective advice is what you need at the earliest possible stage.  The court process is highly regulated with complex rules.  You may lose your case simply on a technicality.  You are an expert in your business; we are experts in dispute resolution and litigation.

Your business is important to you and important to us.

Contact a member of the team now on free phone 0800 083 0815 or by email fiona.gaskell@clough-willis.co.uk; grahame.henry@clough-willis.co.uk for a free no obligation chat to see how we can help you.

We have set out below some common areas of our expertise

Commercial Injunction 
Asking the court for an order to prevent certain steps being taken (eg return of goods; trespass; hiding / disposal of assets).

Intellectual Property     
Copyright; patents; registered design right; unregistered design right; trademarks

Derivative Action
Where a minority shareholder needs the court to protect their rights against the majority.

Partnership Disputes  
Where two or more people work in business together that is a partnership.

Passing Off    
Trading on someone else's reputation

Shareholder Disputes
Where shareholders fall out with directors or other shareholders.

Statutory Demands - Debtors  
A formal document demanding payment which is a first step in  insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy / winding up)  

Statutory Demand - Creditors 
A formal document demanding payment which is a first step in  insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy / winding up)

Trespassers      
Expelling trespassers from non residential land.

General Contract Disputes 
Business to business disputes; business to consumer disputes. Explanation of contracts (written or unwritten); unpaid invoices/debt recovery; disputes about goods sold, work and services provided; retention of title.   

Property Disputes
May include the following, landlord and tenant; dilapidations; planning; rights of way; boundary disputes and rent arrears.

Mediation 

This is of course a non exhaustive list of common areas of dispute. If your problem does not appear here do not worry, contact us anyway.
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We have been using Clough & Willis for ten years and found them to be very efficient in all aspects of their work. What I like about their firm is that they cover a wide variety of legal services and are very quick to respond to our needs.

Nigel Compsty, Managing Director
H Compsty & Son Ltd


The contact for my name change and divorce was Marie Whittaker who again was completely professional and gave me complete confidence from out first meeting. My divorce proceeded smoothly, quickly and efficiently. I was updated regularly by letters and phone calls.

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"Level of service seems just right. The friendly, helpful staff explained procedures well and made everything clear."

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"The team are a pleasure to work with, friendly but always professional in their dealings. Following the successful sale of my business to Veolia Environmental Services plc, I continue to play a key role in the business. I would recommend Clough & Willis to business owners."

Chris Wright Recycling
H Chris Wright


"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, personally, and on behalf of the Directors of SRS for all the time and work you put into the successful MBO. Professional at all times, your advice was client focused and to the point, and we were particularly impressed at your ability to work to a tight schedule, ensuring we completed on our deadline date."

Alex Docherty,
Director Sound Reduction Systems


Throughout the whole process, Clough & Willis kept me well informed and my stress levels to non-existent. I felt completely looked after with the team taking care of my best interests, I felt they had complete control and it was very reassuring.

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From first contact to the last, everyone has been very professional and reassuring through what has been an emotional and stressful time for us and without the help of your company it would have been much more difficult for me and my husband.

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I was very impressed with your firm at the outset when I first called in November 2009 after my uncles death. All staff from the receptionist and secretary through to the Partners were professional, friendly and helpful and provided the best response out of the 3 Bury firms I called.

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Clough & Willis are very understanding and made me feel valued, they showed me respect knowing I was albeit apprehensive of dealings within the legal profession and their workings

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Besides being professional Clough & Willis are also friendly and kind, making one feel relaxed able to communicate easily about the business in hand which they see to efficiently keeping in contact continually. Thank you for all you did.

Krystyna Bzdega


From reception through secretarial to solicitor the approach and attention to detail in handling my case was professional and gave me confidence that the matter would be handled to my satisfaction.

Mr M Booth


I have dealt with Clough & Willis for years since we moved to the area from Manchester and both my husband and I always appreciated your helpfulness and professionalism. Thank you

Theresa Moreen Woolley


Lorraine, I would just like to say "thank you very much" for all your hard work and assistance in the letting of the above property. The negotiations were somewhat protracted, due to a breakdown on my client's side, and I feel that your persistence and hard work led to the eventual lease completion. I look forward to working with you in the near future. Kind regards, Neil Higson, for and on behalf of Nolan Redshaw Ltd

Nolan Redshaw Chartered Surveyors


We have been impressed with the friendly professionalism of all staff, Rebecca Green has been wonderfully helpful, thorough, patient, kind and supportive. Her reassuring guidance has made some very sad and difficult times easier to bear. We hope Rebecca receives recognition for her excellent service.

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