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Commercial Litigation Solicitors and Business Lawyers

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution London

What is commercial litigation?


Commercial litigation typically relates to the branch of law that deals with disputes that arise between companies. These disputes can have a significant impact on resources and management time, unless they are settled efficiently. Commercial disputes in business 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 represent businesses across London, 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 can provide the legal expertise that you will need to strengthen your case, and our solicitors can present your case or class action in the courtroom on your behalf.

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 can assist with a wide range of cases, including, but not limited to the following:


To find out more on how our commercial litigation solicitors can assist, please contact us to get in touch with one of our commercial litigation solicitors today for an initial consultation and a full list of our services.

How can South Bank Legal 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.

Our dispute resolution solicitors provide a variety of legal services. We are based in Central London, conveniently located for the Royal Courts of Justice. 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, you can 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.


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