Dispute Resolution

Clough & Willis is dedicated to helping your business resolve disputes quickly, efficiently and as cost effectively as possible. Our team of solicitors is on hand to assist you to come up with a plan to get through this sensitive process by providing the best possible advice. 

If your business is currently involved in a dispute, contact Clough & Willis today on 0800 083 0815, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will get back to you.

Our services explained

As experts in resolution and litigation, we have set out below some common areas of our expertise:

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

  • Intellectual Property      

Defined as intangible property that is the result of creativity, and can include: 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.

A dispute between two or more people who work in business together

Trading on someone else's reputation

Where shareholders fall out with directors or other shareholders

A formal document demanding payment, which is a first step in insolvency proceedings (also known as bankruptcy/winding up)  

  • Trespassers  

Expelling trespassers from non-residential land

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

The process of resolving a dispute with involvement from a legal professional
  • Copyright Litigation

If your business is facing legal proceedings involving copyright
  • Defamation
Defined as the act of damaging the good reputation of someone, slander or libel.
  • Quasi partnership
Where a business is made up of a number of small partnerships of a limited number of individuals


Contact us

From our offices in Bolton and Bury, we have handled hundreds of commercial dispute cases, so we know just how complicated, time-consuming and stressful these can be.  Whatever your circumstances, we can help - contact us by calling 0800 083 0815 or fill out an online enquiry form.

Dispute Resolution News

Winding Up Petitions And Football Teams

January 22nd

It has been well reported in the press and other media that Bolton Wanderers Football Club has been served with a Winding Up Petition by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs and more recently tha… Read More

Clough & Willis Launches Residential Possession Proceedings Service

June 2nd

Clough & Willis has this week launched a new residential possession proceedings service that aims to help landlords tackle some of the most common legal problems relating to property and ten… Read More


May 1st

Many of you will have seen the news about the collapse of the Carcraft car dealership and the subsequent loss of around 500 jobs. However, the ramifications of this company going into admin… Read More

What Our Clients Say

I have had need to use other solicitors - but was unhappy with their performance. I would always choose Clough & Willis in the future

Ms Ball

I found Fiona very clear and to have a very pleasant manners, I felt she had a personal interest.

Dr Stein

I would like to take the opportunity to say Fiona Gaskell was more than helpful and went the extra mile during my disputed land situation. She remained professional but allowed personable approach. Thank you.

Ms J Hall

May I thank you for a first class service, excellent guidance and the support I received from you was wonderful and helped me to cope with a very difficult situation.

Mrs J Atkinson

Fiona Gaskell is a true professional along with her colleagues, many thanks for all your hard work.

Mr Dixon

Excellent service, more than we hoped for

Mr Andrew

I am so pleased with how Mr Macwilliam handled my case. He was extremely helpful and patient with us. I would recommend him 100% to anyone who needed a solicitor.

Mr Ashfaq

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