Lawrence Stephens

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Litigation is a fact of commercial life.  At a personal level, its impact can be stressful for those involved, diverting time, attention and resources away from their businesses.  Dealing with its myriad challenges demands significant experience and sophisticated know-how.

In each dispute, we take a bespoke approach according to our clients’ specific needs, their commercial objectives, and the particular circumstances of their case.  But in every dispute, our level of client service remains the same.  In developing a strategy that combines legal and commercial objectives, we deliver pragmatic advice that is designed to achieve resolution and to mitigate risk, wherever possible, by minimising cost and maximising the potential for a successful outcome.

We aim to deliver a return on investment, based on a cost-benefit analysis that underpins our advice.  Our approach to each case is straightforward: identifying the issues and the risks, determining its merits and overall strength, and outlining the available options to our clients, clearly and unambiguously.

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Asset-freezing Orders
  • Commercial and Contractual Disputes
  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement
  • Debt Recovery 
  • Defamation
  • Directors’ Disqualification Proceedings
  • HMRC Enquiries
  • Individual and Corporate Insolvency
  • Partnership and Shareholders' Disputes
  • Private Search and Seizure Orders

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