Resolve issues quickly and gain strategies to avoid future disputes
We have considerable experience dealing with a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes, including:
Disputes arising out of commercial contractual relationships in the course of business. We have experience of advising on a wide range of contractual situations between our clients and those they do business with, such as customers, suppliers, distributors, agents, franchisees and licensees.
Disputes arising out of corporate transactions such as company sales, financing, joint venture agreements and shareholder agreements.
Disputes against professionals who have failed to meet the standards expected of them in the services that have provided.
Disputes arising from the internal governance of companies and ownership issues, such as claims against directors, disputes shareholders may have between themselves and the company, and disputes between partners.
Disputes relating to banking, such as loan agreements, guarantees, consumer credit and other forms of financing, and other financial services such as insurance.
Key Dispute Resolution Contacts
Working alongside our debt recovery team, our commercial disputes team can assist you in collecting debt when the debt is disputed.
We can advise on the full spectrum of dispute resolution techniques, from negotiation to litigation, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as mediation and arbitration.
We'll help you assess the merits of a dispute. This can involve documentation reviews, considering business practices and the conduct of parties. We'll make suitable recommendations on each case, depending on the facts and circumstances.
We'll clearly set out your options in a dispute. These may include using the courts, legal processes, negotiating a settlement outside of formal legal proceedings or the use of ADR.
The cost of dealing with a dispute depends on a number of factors such as the complexity and value of the claim. Our objective is always to seek to achieve an early resolution and to do so cost-effectively, and we see court proceedings as a last resort.
Our approach to pricing is flexible and we’re able to provide our services on the basis of various pricing models, such as fixed fees, hourly rates and conditional fees, depending on the situation.
Although litigation is uncertain, our overall approach is to provide you with sufficient information to enable you to understand the likely level of costs and to avoid surprises.
The Legal 500 testimonials:
What our clients say
"Will Angas and his team have acted for me on several occasions when we have successfully recovered payments from directors or third parties which related to unlawful actions permitted by the directors prior to my appointment. Will's energy and commitment to these cases was exceptional and has resulted in significant recoveries to the benefit of the insolvent companies' creditors. In many of these cases, Will's sharp, commercial approach and strong, technical ability has resulted in settlement without the need to commence formal legal proceedings therefore reducing the risk and potential expense to the insolvent estate. I look forward to working with Will and his team on future matters"
David Clements, Director
Harrisons Business Recovery and Insolvency Limited
"We’re delighted with the service we get from PDT. We’re particularly impressed with the range of expertise available, their commitment to finding the best solutions for us and their ability to provide clear practical advice on the options available. Their commercial and dispute resolution teams provide an outstanding service"
Ray Goodfellow, Chief Legal Officer
"I am very happy to write on behalf of Horsham FC Ltd as CEO and Vice Chairman to congratulate you (Gail Morris) on the work carried out on our behalf recently. The brief concerning a Notice to Quit submitted to our commercial tenants was somewhat complicated as there was a lingering question over whether or not they had Rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act. Your handling of the matter was both skilful and professional, resulting in achieving a successful outcome for all concerned."
Mr John Lines, CEO and Vice Chairman
Horsham Football Club Ltd
"We have recently used PDT’s property litigation department, and specifically Gail Morris who have been advising us on a complex piece of litigation where we have sought, by way of Expert Determination, to exclude a Joint Venture Partner from a Partnership Agreement, as a consequence of various breaches of the agreement. Whilst the process has been time and resource intensive, Gail has been able to advise us through the various stages, and advise appropriate, and ultimately successful plans of actions, such that the Expert found heavily in our favour which has allowed us to take control of the Partnership, which will in time lead to a strategy for the development (of substantial student accommodation) that can be properly adhered to. The service offered by PDT’s property litigation team has been highly professional throughout, and has meant that we are some way to a successful conclusion of this matter."
Rory Gleeson, Director
Sunley Holdings Ltd
"We instructed Gail to help us with a lease extension on our home, which should have been straightforward but was complicated by an unresponsive and awkward freeholder. She became involved once regular negotiations - and an LVT decision - had nevertheless reached an impasse where we did not have the extension signed by the freeholder. She ensured that we reached the desired result, a new lease extension, with the minimum possible fuss and cost, and without the need to go to court."
Quaff Fine Wine Merchant Ltd