Dispute Resolution

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 -

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 & 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.   

Property Disputes

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


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.

Dispute Resolution News

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

A Cautionary Tale for Property Buyers

June 1st

A widely reported boundary dispute causes a wry smile amongst lawyers, while providing fun to journalists who don't know or care about law or procedure. 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

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Dr Stein

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