Commercial Law Services
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.
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).
Copyright; patents; registered design right; unregistered design right; trademarks
Where a minority shareholder needs the court to protect their rights against the majority.
Where two or more people work in business together that is a partnership.
Trading on someone else's reputation
Where shareholders fall out with directors or other shareholders.
Statutory Demands - Debtors & Creditors
A formal document demanding payment which is a first step in insolvency proceedings (bankruptcy / winding up)
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.
May include the following, landlord and tenant; dilapidations; planning; rights of way; boundary disputes and rent arrears.
Dispute Resolution News
Directors - Removal; Resignation
So important is it that a company's members (shareholders) can keep control of a company, the s168 Companies Act 2006 provides that the members may remove a director at any time by passing a… Read More
Late Payment Of Invoices Is An Ever Increasing Fact
Everyone in business knows that late payment of invoices is an ever increasing fact of commercial life. But a recent survey shows just how big the problem has become. The figures are stagger… Read More
Late Payment of Debts
A survey carried out by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that more than half of its members were paid late during the last 12 months. 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
I found Fiona very clear and to have a very pleasant manners, I felt she had a personal interest.
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.
Excellent service, more than we hoped for
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.