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.

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