No business or individual looks for or wants a commercial dispute. If you find yourself in this situation, you will need a clear head and to understand and appreciate that tactics, strategy and process are often as important as the strength of your case in law.
At Darlingtons, our experienced commercial litigation solicitors adopt a balanced approach, strongly pushing a clients position whilst strategically aiming for an early settlement.
It can be all too tempting to launch straight into court proceedings, especially where you feel aggrieved want to show you mean business to the opponent. However, that is rarely, if ever, a sensible and measured approach.
Good commercial and civil litigation lawyers will help you :-
Carefully compile and consider the available evidence and to consider whether there may be evidence that doesn’t favour your position.
Investigate the legal position and understand the possible claim or defence which may be put forward – is your legal position as strong and straightforward as you think?
A vital aspect of most cases – for example, should you apply for summary judgment or an injunction or to strike out the opponent’s claim?
There are rarely any outright winners in commercial disputes and both sides may end up losing to one degree or another. Alternative Dispute Resolution may be the best outcome, but takes a commitment and willingness from both sides.
If you win, how likely is it that the opponent can or will pay? Is your claim worth what you think it is?
If the dispute progresses, your position may not be as strong as you first believed.
Our litigation lawyers have wide ranging and deep experience in all the courts, whether the Supreme Court, County Court, Tribunals, or specialist arbitration or mediation forums. If you have a business or personal legal dispute, we offer sound and specialist advice. Types of disputes include :-