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.
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.
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
- 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.
Why choose Lewis Denley’s litigation solicitors?
We are not your average law firm. At Lewis Denley, we are proud to offer a fresh, innovative approach to a vast range of legal matters and disputes.
Our secret is investment in our people. Each member of our team is a legal expert with a passion for their field of specialism. We focus on forging relationships with our clients and closely aligning our advice to their business strategy.
Many of our clients are with us for a long haul, trusting us to adapt our advice as they grow and evolve as a business. That being said, if you just need advice about a one-off matter, we are equally happy to provide high levels of support and expertise.
Get in touch with our litigation solicitors in Horsham