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Business Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Sidcup, Bexley and Kent

Disputes are often an inevitable part of running a business. However, whatever the issues at hand, you shouldn’t need to worry about the impact on your day-to-day professional activities. Our specialist business dispute solicitors can provide you with practical and commercial solutions, helping you resolve the matter efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our individually tailored services mean we’ll quickly adapt to your commercial strategy and goals. We will agree the objectives for each case with you in advance and guide you through the whole process, keeping you fully informed throughout.

We have an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of running businesses of all sizes and structures, from sole traders, to limited liability companies, to partnerships. We believe getting the court involved in your dispute should always be a last resort; with our expert assistance, the majority of our clients are able to settle amicably out of court, often saving lucrative business relationships and the time, stress, and costs of starting court proceedings.

Our expertise ranges from supporting you through informal negotiations as well as advising on and representing you during more structured dispute resolution approaches such as mediation or arbitration.

For advice and information from our business dispute solicitors in Sidcup, Bexley and Kent, get in touch by giving us a call, emailing enquiries@wmk-law.com, or filling in our enquiry form to the top of the page.

Our business dispute resolution solicitors’ expertise

We cover a wide range of business problems including but not exclusively:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Defamation
  • Judicial review
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Insolvency and winding up.
  • Debt recovery

Our clients range from individual sole traders to small and medium enterprises to large national and multinational corporations. As a versatile, dynamic firm, we assist businesses across all industries and sectors.

Alternative Dispute Resolution for business disputes

Court proceedings should always be a last resort. As well as being lengthy and complicated, going to court to resolve a dispute is expensive and has the potential to threaten a business’s entire operation and its reputation.

Our primary goal is to achieve a positive outcome in line with your business strategy which causes minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. Therefore, in the vast majority of cases, we recommend cooperative negotiations and methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution, such as mediation and arbitration.

Mediation

Business disputes can easily spiral out of control so mediation’s purpose is to help businesses discuss and negotiate settlement in a neutral, non-combative environment.

The process involves attending a meeting or series of meetings under the supervision of a qualified mediator. The mediator does not provide legal advice or make any judgment on the matter. They merely guide and facilitate negotiations and diffuse conflict where necessary.

Neither party is bound to complete the mediation process and can walk away at any time. However, as the environment tends to foster compromise and cooperation, mediation has an impressive success rate for resulting in positive agreements which reflect the interests of both parties.

Arbitration

Arbitration involves an independent third party (an arbitrator) hearing both sides of your business dispute and making a decision. You and the opposing party will both have an opportunity to present evidence and state your case. Depending on how the process is conducted, the arbitrator’s decision may or may not be binding on you.

The process resembles court proceedings; however, arbitration is cheaper, less formal, and less public, meaning it’s likely to have a far smaller impact on your business.

Why should you choose Woolsey Morris & Kennedy’s business dispute solicitors?

Our business dispute resolution solicitors have years of experience providing realistic and practical advice to businesses across and surrounding our local community of Sidcup, London Borough of Bexley, Kent.

Our full solution service and ability to adapt as commercial strategies evolve keep our clients coming back to us time and time again. Our first step will always be to discuss your objectives and desired outcome to the dispute before using our knowledge of the law to provide tailored advice and practical options for proceedings.

We’ve been awarded the Law Society’s Lexcel Accreditation, the legal practice quality mark for firms which demonstrate a client-centred approach and a flexible, dynamic approach to legal practice management.

Woolsey Morris & Kennedy is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Speak to our Business Dispute Resolution solicitors in Sidcup, the London Borough of Bexley, Kent

For advice and information from our business dispute solicitors in Sidcup, Bexley and Kent, get in touch by giving us a call, emailing enquiries@wmk-law.com, or filling in our enquiry form to the top of the page.

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