Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience advising on corporate claims and disputes. Our team acts for a wide spectrum of clients, ranging from individual shareholders in boardroom bust-ups, to smaller and mid-sized companies, in claims against former directors for breach of restrictive covenants or confidential information.
Corporate disputes, including those amongst shareholders, directors or partners, can lead to the significant disruption to the running of your business if not properly managed; and may prove fatal to the business if not addressed.
At BLM our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has extensive experience in a wide variety of company related disputes including:
- Partnership and LLP disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Breach of directors duties, including misfeasance claims and disqualification actions
- Breach of fiduciary duties
- Directors disputes
- Employment issues including breach of restrictive covenants and misuse of confidential information
- Reviewable transactions in corporate insolvency
- Breach of warranty
- Derivative actions
Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team understand corporate disputes can be highly emotive and costly; involving reputations, careers and with carefully built businesses or shareholdings at risk. Shareholder and partnership disputes often involve longstanding friendships or family relationships.
Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team will get to know quickly your business and consider the options available to resolve the dispute pragmatically and sensitively. We understand that driving factors in your approach may include personal relationships and commercial considerations, including your relationships with third parties.
Our team is highly experienced in alternative methods of dispute resolution in corporate disputes, including mediation or negotiations; which have the added benefit of being confidential processes. We will explore resolution of a dispute as early as possible, to minimise disruption.
We also work alongside specialist forensic accountants in valuing your losses or business interest.
You may need to take urgent steps to protect your business, including obtaining an urgent injunction to prevent a former director setting up in competition and in breach of duties, restrictive covenants and misuse of confidential information. Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is well placed to quickly advise on the options available to protect your business or interest.
Our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team aims to provide clear, strategic and commercial advice to resolve cases swiftly and economically. Where litigation is unavoidable, our experienced team, with extensive trial experience, can guide you through the trial process, and explore funding options available. We have relationships with a number of brokers and providers in the market, to offer a range of solutions to your funding requirements. Funding solutions may enable you to pursue a claim that would otherwise not be financially sustainable, or relieve pressure on cash flow.
BLM’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team is based in our Manchester office. The team is comprised of three partners, assisted by a team of senior associates, associates and junior fee earners. Your case will be led by a partner, with the expertise and support of other lawyers to ensure work is carried out as economically as practicable.