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Dispute Resolution

If your organisation has become embroiled in a director dispute, it can create significant disruption to your ability to do business normally, making it impossible to push key decisions forward and potentially damaging the reputation of the entire company. 

Because company disputes between directors can be complex on both a legal and personal level, effective dispute resolution requires legal advice from solicitors with plenty of experience in dealing with cases like this. If your organisation is in this position, the dispute resolution solicitors at Clough & Willis can provide the guidance you need. 

Our commercial law team can demonstrate proven expertise in handling company disputes in practice, and understand all aspects of the law pertaining to commercial dispute resolution. Our focus will be on bringing the conflict to a conclusion in a timely manner, with as little disruption to your organisation as possible. 

For more information on how we can assist your organisation with a company dispute, call us on 0800 083 0815 today. You can also complete our online enquiry form on the side of this page to request a call back. 

How we can help

At Clough & Willis, we are dedicated to providing pragmatic and educated advice on a range of company disputes, including: 

  • Commercial Injunctions: Asking the court for an order to prevent certain steps being taken (eg. the return of goods, trespass, hiding /disposal of assets)
  • Derivative Action: Where a minority shareholder require legal assistance to protect their rights against the majority
  • Partnership Disputes: A dispute between two or more people who are in business together
  • Shareholder Disputes: Where shareholders come into conflict with directors or other shareholders
  • Statutory Demands: Resolving disputes where one party has been accused of owing money by another, representing both debtors and creditors
  • Trespasser Disputes: Expelling trespassers from non-residential land
  • General Contract Disputes: Including 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 titles
  • Property Disputes: Including landlord and tenant disputes; dilapidations; planning issues; rights of way; boundary disputes; and rent arrears
  • Mediation: The process of resolving a dispute with involvement from a legal professional
  • Quasi-Partnership: Where entities or persons are joined in a commercial relationship that is not an official partnership, but retains some of its characteristics 

Our dispute resolution services are delivered by Clough & Willis partner Fiona Gaskell and senior associate Grahame Henry, both of whom are hugely experienced in litigation and dispute resolution law. Fiona and Grahame have acted for businesses of all sizes across the North West and nationwide, and will be able to handle your case with expertise and sensitivity. 

The importance of effective company dispute resolution

If you are involved in a company dispute, it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to minimise the impact of the conflict on the effective running of the organisation. 

This is particularly important given the changing duties and obligations imposed by company law, especially since the introduction of the Companies Act 2006 created new complexities to the legislative system, as well as a framework for ministers to make further changes. 

Getting the right legal advice is therefore crucial for any company that runs into a legal dispute and wishes to resolve it efficiently, in a way that is compliant with all the current regulations.  By exploring alternative dispute resolution methods, even complex cases can be resolved with a minimum of fuss. 

Get in touch

The Clough & Willis legal team is highly experienced in all aspects of company disputes, and our offices in Bolton and Bury are easily accessible. 

Contact us on 0800 083 0815 to speak to a member of our dispute resolution team. If you would prefer us to contact you, complete the online enquiry form to request a call back at your convenience.

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