Commercial Disputes

What do we do?

If you find yourself in the position where your business needs advice on a commercial or contractual dispute, our team of experts are on hand to help.

We understand that these types of legal issues can be a major distraction for your business.  Our legal experts are trained to understand the complexities of the issues and to provide solutions that are in the best interests of your business.

How we do it?

Our job is simply to help solve your legal problems.  To do this, we promise to explain complex legal matters in plain and simple English, provide you with regular updates on your matter and give you clear guidance on our fees, so there’s no nasty surprises.

Our friendly, knowledgeable solicitors are here to provide all the help and advice you need, freeing you up to get on with running your business. So if you’re looking for legal advice to support your business, call us today on 0121 511 2233.

Disputes
Business disagreements can be damaging. They take time; can be protracted and very often costly. Silks Solicitors help resolve business disputes quickly which lets you get back doing what you do best – taking care of your business.

It is common for most business disagreements to start small. Then they grow. Before you know it, you are embroiled in a legal dispute. Expert early advice can often prevent problems later on. Disagreements can arise over anything – literally. With employees about how you treat them. Maybe a landlord or commercial neighbour disagrees about rights of access or car parking. Sometimes, suppliers fall short of what was promised.

Silks Solicitors’ specialist lawyers understand how frustrating disputes can be. They identify quickly what is actually in dispute – then work with you on the best approach to resolve it. We use plain English – not legal jargon – so that you always understand. And there will never be any surprises about the cost as we keep in contact throughout and promise to tell you how much to budget before we begin work.

Director/shareholder disputes
A healthy business is one where shareholders and directors can disagree and challenge each other. Sometimes they fall out. Silks Solicitors can help you successfully manage any breakdown in relationships so that it does not damage your business.

Being a director is a responsible position. It is highly challenging too. Shareholders can be demanding. At times, this leads to differences in opinion. Disputes can arise over the business’s future strategy. Dividends and bonuses can cause disagreement. If there are family members or close friends involved, this can lead to questions about dealings between the business and them or another company. There are also statutory obligations that need to be observed by anyone in office.

Whatever the breakdown, finding a solution, and quickly, is important. Silks Solicitors will outline your options. If legal action is required, we will explain the consequences. It may be a resolution at a general meeting is enough or mediation may settle matters. Whatever we do, it will be carefully explained to you. Our professional advice will help you decide the best option as we’ll explain the likely outcome, expected timescales and we’ll ensure that you know the likely costs.

Mediation
No one enjoys a dispute. They are damaging, can be costly and time consuming. Mediation is an alternative way of resolving a dispute. Silks Solicitors can mediate for you so that you can focus on running your business.

Any business dispute is disruptive. Falling out with another company or with a customer can put your business at risk. Lengthy and expensive litigation may appear to be the only solution. Often, the time and legal expense this demands can prevent a successful resolution. An alternative way to resolve your dispute is through mediation.

Mediation is an alternative and very successful way to resolve disputes. Silks Solicitors’ experts will explain in simple terms what mediation is, and how it differs from litigation. We ensure you understand the process, and how any agreement is reached. Mediation can be quicker and less costly than litigation. Our mediators are trained mediation lawyers so you know they can be trusted to carry out their role professionally. We promise that you know the timescales involved, and likely costs of mediation.

To help you resolve your dispute in a different way, contact Silks and talk to one of our trained mediators.

Partnership disputes
Partnerships are like any commercial arrangement. When a dispute arises, resolving it without undue delay ensures the business is not damaged. Silks Solicitors can successfully help Partners achieve this.

Partnerships imply a relationship more than just a business relationship. Yet they can come undone too. In many instances, the absence of an express agreement outlining the Partnership means disputes can cause serious problems. Disputes between Partners can happen over secret profits. It may simply be a personality clash or it could arise from one Partner not pulling their weight. Whatever the reason, without a resolution, the dispute harms all parties in the partnership.

Silks Solicitors successfully helps all types of partnership to address and resolve disagreements. Our expert lawyers ensure they know what the dispute is, and set out the possible actions you could take. Timescales, costs and likely outcomes are all explained simply. Whatever action you decide, we support you to achieve your desired outcome. We successfully support Partners in many different sorts of partnerships and with all manner of issues.

Karen gave us her very best knowledge on this case and helped through this difficult time.

Client

I really appreciate the help Mark gave to me, I was at my lowest point when I spoke to him initially and he put my mind completely at rest. Thank you Mark.

Client

Put my mind at ease in a complicated and stressful problem.

Client


Karen Silk

Karen Silk

Director

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