Commercial advice. Pragmatic strategy. Cost management.

We work with our clients to avoid disputes wherever possible to minimise cost to their businesses, however, when a dispute becomes unavoidable a commercial strategy needs to be adopted quickly.

Our skilled advisors are on hand to provide your business with disputes support. Whether you are looking to bring a claim to protect your business or you are defending a claim brought against you, we are here to help.

Our Approach to Business Dispute Resolution

At the outset it is important for any organisation involved in a dispute to take advice on their legal position and consider what the benefits and drawbacks are in engaging in the litigation or opting for a quick, early settlement through alternative dispute resolution.

At Ashtons Legal, we use pro-active litigation strategies, tried and tested by our experienced litigators, to plan the short, medium and latter stages of the litigation in order to meet our client’s objectives.

Whilst we are a firm with extensive experience taking cases all the way to trial (and winning) in the senior Courts, our pragmatic litigators cater their advice to our client’s goals and look to settle disputes on favourable commercial terms.

Our Commercial Dispute Resolution Expertise

Our team has a broad range of specialisms all under one roof and we have received outstanding client feedback in a variety of areas including:

Contact Our Commercial Litigation Solicitors in East Anglia

For practical advice on any type of commercial dispute resolution, as well as any other business legal advice you need to reach your goals, get in touch with your local Ashtons legal team in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich or Norwich.

To set up an initial consultation:

Commercial Dispute Resolution Case Studies

Acting for an international company in relation to an agency dispute worth c. £850,000 with its UK-based principal

The agency agreement reached between the parties was drafted without legal counsel and contained an incomplete choice of jurisdiction clause. One of the complex issues in the case was whether the laws of England and Wales, or the laws of the state of Georgia or the laws of the province Ontario applied. This case was led by Partner and Chairman of the firm, Michael Frape.

Advising a large recycling company in connection with a multi-million pound public procurement challenge under the Public Procurement Regulations 2016

The dispute concerns the transparency of the tendering process adopted by the public body and the method by which scores were reached by the assessors.

Defending the founding member of a timeshare resort in Gran Canaria, Spain in €2.5 million tax bill liability claim

Our client was the subject of a claim brought by the timeshare’s trustee company in respect of potential liability for a Spanish tax bill totalling approximately €2.5 million. After success in the High Court, the Claimant appealed the matter to the Court of Appeal where we successfully defended the case for a second time.

Testimonials

‘Firm that punches well above its weight. Capable of matching if not besting the big London firms.’Legal 500

‘Tom is very calm, knowledgeable and instils a feeling of confidence so that we felt we were in safe hands from the first meeting. His commercial approach to resolving the matter kept us focused on a clear strategy and has enabled us to move the situation forward.’ – Chambers & Partners

‘Michael is great to work with, very professional, energetic and possessing a keen eye for case-winning details. He is clear-sighted and calm-headed in the heat of litigation and is an excellent choice for leading and coordinating trial teams.’ – Commercial Barrister

Polly Stephenson ‘has a tenacious and detailed grasp on matters and shows a real commitment to the interests of her clients.’Legal 500

Nigel Maguire exhibits ‘good attention to detail and the ability to grasp and deal with complex issues and give detailed advice’.Legal 500

Contact Our Commercial Litigation Solicitors in East Anglia

For practical advice on any type of commercial dispute resolution, as well as any other business legal advice you need to reach your goals, get in touch with your local Ashtons legal team in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich or Norwich.

To set up an initial consultation:


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