Disputes

Running a successful business is not without its risks. So, when disputes do arise, it is important to address them swiftly but practically to prevent any disruption to your operations.

At Lewis Denley, we combine technical legal expertise with a dynamic understanding of the commercial factors at play during business disputes. We have experience working with a broad range of clients, including sole traders, small to medium enterprises, regional and national corporations, and public bodies.

For further information, please get in touch with our litigation solicitors in Horsham, West Sussex or email us at info@lewisdenley.com.

Our litigation solicitors’ expertise

Our litigation team provides a wide range of legal services including;

  • commercial litigation and dispute resolution including contract disputes (both business and personal)
  • debt recovery
  • property litigation
  • commercial landlord & tenant disputes
  • residential possession claims
  • boundary disputes
  • adverse possession and contentious trusts

We will work closely with you and quickly get to grips with your business goals so we can help you find creative solutions with minimal disturbance to you or your professional reputation.

Utilising strong negotiation skills, we are typically able to help clients resolve their disputes without resorting to court proceedings, saving you considerable time and expense.

Where appropriate, we can provide advice on using Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation or arbitration, to help you negotiate a suitable settlement in a calm, cooperative environment.

Contract disputes

 Contracts form the basis of all successful businesses. We can assist with a wide range of contract disputes, including:

  • Non-payment of goods or services
  • Misrepresentation
  • General non-performance

We have experience handling all types of contracts, including:

  • Standard terms and conditions
  • Franchise agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Agency agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements

Commercial debt recovery

Issues of cash flow impact all businesses, so when you are owed money by an individual or business who cannot repay you, it is important to move fast to try to recover the outstanding debt.

We offer a proactive debt recovery service to help businesses focus their energies on making money rather than chasing it. In our experience, a well-crafted letter from a solicitor is usually all it takes to compel debtors to engage in settlement discussions. Our service includes:

  • Regular chasing
  • Providing advice on any settlement offers
  • Drafting and reviewing settlement agreements
  • Escalating to legal action if you decide it is in your best interests

Commercial property litigation 

We can assist with all types of commercial property dispute, including:

  • Development and site assembly disputes
  • Lease renewals
  • Lease surrender disputes
  • Commercial landlord & tenant disputes
  • Residential and commercial possession claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Noise disputes
  • Adverse possession and contentious trusts
  • Service charge disputes
  • Dilapidations claims
  • Disputes over alterations
  • Assignment and subletting commercial leases
  • Planning and change of use disputes

 We are highly regarded for our expertise with our clients spanning a wide range of business structures and commercial ventures, including start-ups, small to medium enterprises, and regional/national corporations. Our clients include landlords, tenants, developers, house builders, and investors.

Get in touch with our litigation solicitors in Horsham

For further information, please get in touch with our litigation solicitors in Horsham, West Sussex or email us at info@lewisdenley.com.

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    We recently used Lewis Denley to purchase a property and would enthusiastically recommend them. Every member of staff we dealt with was great, but in particular Carrie Foley was impressive from start to finish. She was efficient, friendly and very helpful. Always there when we needed her, often ten steps ahead, and she was patient and adaptable when other solicitors in the chain were causing tremendous problems. Cannot recommend this firm highly enough!
    Laura
    Lewis Denley Solicitors have been great to work with. They are highly professional, always kept us in the loop and updated on where the sale of our property was at. They kept the process moving and we were able to complete the sale in a short space of time. Awesome solicitors who actually get the job done and to top it off they don't charge the earth!
    Brigitte
    Fair price, transparent in their dealings. A bit slow to respond on occasions but have been hampered by Covid restrictions. On the whole a satisfactory experience - but then it wasn't a particularly testing conveyancing job.
    Christopher
    I am very satisfied with how Lewis Denley handled my house purchase, as the process was adapted in order for completion to go ahead, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, the use of an ID recognition app and use of email to reduce the risk of face to face meetings. I will be using Lewis Denley in future.
    Rosie Inman
    Lewis Denley came highly recommended when searching for a solicitor. The entire process was faultless. Mabelline Appaiha was my solicitor and Anna Stoneham my paralegal. Both were extremely efficient and thorough. Managed to exchange and complete within 6 weeks. I will definitely use LD again
    Derrick Barendse

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