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Commercial Litigation Solicitors in London

commercial litigation solicitors in London

At South Bank Legal, we pride ourselves on our expertise surrounding many aspects of UK law, including resolving business disputes. We encompass a team of experienced litigators who can provide specialist support, advice and legal representation to commercial clients operating in an array of industries from all across the globe.

What is commercial litigation?

Commercial litigation typically relates to the area of law that deals with disputes arising between companies. These disputes can have a significant impact on resources and management time, unless they are settled efficiently. Commercial disputes in businesses can range from breaches of contract to internal problems such as shareholder and partnership disputes.

Larger commercial disputes are usually heard in the High Court of Justice, with smaller disputes tending to fall within the jurisdiction of the County Court.

A commercial litigator is a specialist legal professional that regularly works on cases that focus on commercial dispute resolution. Our commercial litigation solicitors in London represent businesses across the UK and globally, across a broad range of industries.

Things to consider when making a claim

Commercial litigation can be complex, so it is important that you have a specialist solicitor on your side to ensure you have the best chance of succeeding. Having a strong case and a good strategy are two of the most important factors in bringing a successful claim. Some other factors to consider when making a commercial litigation claim include:

Time limits: You will usually have six years from when you suffered a loss to make a claim. It is important that you start your case as soon as possible so that your claim does not become statute barred.

Prospects of success: It is important to ensure your case has merit and that there is sufficient evidence to support your claim.

Prospects of receiving payment: You should attempt to find out whether your opponent will have the assets to pay for your claim if you are successful. You should also consider whether you will need to obtain a judgement.


Commercial litigation and ADR


Our commercial litigation team work on a range of cases involving business disputes and commercial contracts. Prior to commencing commercial dispute litigation, you should first review any relevant contract to find out whether it includes a clause that requires you to engage in some form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).

Alternative dispute resolution procedures provide the opportunity for parties to avoid court proceedings by allowing them to negotiate settlements and come to an agreement outside of the courtroom.

ADR can take the form of adjudication, arbitration or mediation. Using these methods reduces the disruption to your business and is cost effective, reducing costs of litigation.

The court generally encourages parties to attempt alternative dispute resolution before any formal court proceedings are issued. If resolution outside of the courtroom is not achievable, and your case does go to court, our specialist commercial litigation solicitors, London can provide the legal expertise that you will need to strengthen your case. Our solicitors can also present your case or class action in the courtroom on your behalf.


Commercial Litigation Solicitors in London: The role of a commercial litigation solicitor


Commercial litigation solicitors will typically perform various tasks on their clients’ behalf, such as:

  • Drafting any necessary statements of case, witness statements or applications
  • Exchanging information with the other party as part of the disclosure process
  • Choosing a strategy to use in court based on the information you provided
  • Presenting the case in the courtroom via a barrister
  • Negotiating with the opposing party during the settlement phase of the case
  • Appealing your case if a decision goes against you


At South Bank Legal, our commercial litigation solicitors in London can assist with a wide range of cases, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Business and commercial contract disputes
  • Agency, reseller and distribution agreement disputes
  • Consumer Rights Act 2015 issues
  • IT disputes
  • Misuse of Intellectual Property
  • Fraud
  • Financial institution and banking disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Software development dispute
  • Franchise disputes
  • Commercial property disputes
  • Limited Liability Partnership disputes


To find out more on how our commercial litigation solicitors can assist, please contact us for expert legal advice, a full list of our services and an initial consultation.


How can South Bank Legal, commercial litigation solicitors in London assist?


South Bank Legal’s business dispute solicitors handle a range of commercial disputes. Our dispute resolution lawyers deliver reliable advice and act on it decisively, thus cutting across the uncertainties and minimising business disruption that can often arise in commercial litigation.

We provide a variety of legal services and are based in Central London, conveniently located close to the Royal Courts of Justice. Our registered offices are also just a few minutes’ walk from Blackfriars Station, London’s South Bank and the Tate Modern, making us easily accessible to clients via public or private transport.

We act not only for London and UK based clients but overseas businesses and individuals enforcing or defending their rights under contracts containing UK exclusive jurisdiction clauses.

Our London Litigation solicitors can step into a commercial dispute at any stage, from the pre-action investigatory stage, to just before the commencement of trial. We are frequently instructed in urgent cases where injunctions are necessary, including freezing injunctions that protect against parties disposing of assets before litigation proceedings are resolved.

If you require advice on the matters discussed above and are looking for a law firm with a good track record, regardless of whether you are a claimant or defendant, please contact South Bank Legal today for a confidential discussion. We can be contacted via the for below, email at info@southbanklegal.com or telephone on 0203 1266 584.

We are registered in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA number 642647).



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