Our Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation solicitors possess a wealth of expertise across a range of industry sectors. They have the depth of knowledge to deal with the most complex of disputes quickly and efficiently.
We offer an affordable, complete dispute resolution service. Our experienced commercial litigators assess your situation and the merits of your case and advise on appropriate resolution procedures, from Alternative Dispute Resolution to legal action. We will ensure the solution is robust enough to stand up to further dispute, and we’ll make sure it’s the most commercial resolution for your business. We’ve had outstanding successes at Tribunals, in the Courts, the High Court, and the Appeal Courts.
In addition to offering affordable litigation advice to a wide range of businesses, from start-ups to global organisations, across a broad range of industry sectors, our Commercial Dispute Lawyers have a number of subject areas of their own.
Our specialist insurance disputes lawyer, Peter Fitzpatrick, has an exceptional reputation for delivering sound commercial advice and devising cost-effective solutions. Peter is highly approachable and has experience across the spectrum, from low-value pre-action claims to multi-million-pound actions.
If you are owed money, it may be simpler and cheaper (not to mention more effective) to make the debtor bankrupt or, if a company, put it into liquidation. Very often the mere threat of this is sufficient to persuade a debtor to pay. Our Corporate Dispute Lawyers are able to advise you on whether such a strategy is appropriate and, if so, how to go about it. Alternatively, you may be threatened with bankruptcy or liquidation by someone claiming against you. Our Commercial Dispute Lawyers can advise you on the best way to challenge any attempt to make you or your company insolvent.
Compliance with Statutory Requirements
Whether you’re a veteran business owner with many years’ experience; you’re considering starting a business or, indeed, have just set one up, it’s likely that you’ll be aware to a greater or lesser extent of some of the legal regulations that can have a serious impact on your business if you fail to comply with them. These regulations can arise from legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018; Employment legislation; the UK money laundering regulations or the Consumer Credit Act 1974, just to name a few. Needless to say, ensuring that your business is legally compliant can be a confusing minefield, one which our experts here at Valemus Law are on hand to guide you through, to protect your business from falling short of any legal requirements, and giving you peace of mind.
Contractual Disputes & Debt Recovery/ Corporate debt recovery
Throughout our lifetime we will enter into countless contracts, either in the capacity of individuals e.g., when buying a mobile phone, or a house, or on behalf of a company. A majority of these will be in writing, but it’s possible for a contract to be formed verbally – although the evidence for the latter can be more difficult to prove. What is likely is that most of us will give little attention to what’s written in the terms and conditions of these agreements, until something goes wrong, and we need to know what our rights are and, more importantly, how to enforce them.
Disputes over contracts can escalate very quickly and it’s imperative to get legal advice as soon as possible to avoid matters getting out of control. If your company’s contractual dispute goes to court, you need to ensure that you have the best possible legal advice from a Commercial Dispute Lawyer, as there can be a lot at stake. Depending on the value of the claim, if you or your company lose the case, you could be liable for both your and your opponent’s legal costs.
Whether you or your company are in a contractual dispute and/ or are owed money as a result of a breach of contract, then contact our Commercial Dispute Lawyers who, with years of experience behind them are in a prime position to give you sound legal advice and help you to make the right decisions in the interests of your or your company’s case.
Employment and Immigration
As anyone running a business will be more than aware, changes in employment law in the 21 century have given rise to a significant shift in the rights of employees. It’s therefore imperative that your business has the necessary procedures and policies in place before hiring its employees. Additionally, since leaving the EU, UK companies who seeking to hire staff from within the EU are faced with a whole new raft of regulations and procedures relating to immigration, which previously only related to employees coming from further afield.
Here at Valemus, with years of experience under their belts, our immigration experts are here to assist you with your new employees’ visa applications. These applications are far from straight forward and mistakes can lead to significant delays – delays which stand to impact on your business. It’s therefore important to get these applications right the first time.
Directors’ and Officers’ duties and corporate governance
The duties of a director and officers of a company are set out in the Companies Act 2006. In essence, however, they are required to act within the powers conferred on them by the company and must act in its best interests, exercising reasonable care and skill when doing so. As would be expected, they must avoid any conflicts of interest (e.g., , acting for or having an interests in another company/ investment etc. which would conflict with the company for which they are a director/officer) and not accept any benefits from third parties. If a director does have an interest in a proposed transaction between and company and third party, then they have to declare it.
If you’re unsure about the duties that are required under your company, or if you are concerned that there has been a breach of these duties then it’s important to find a Commercial Litigation Lawyer to advise and give you guidance as to the rights of the company (or indeed you as a director if you have been accused of malpractice) and to achieve the best outcome for you and the company as swiftly as possible, as any delays can cause considerable damage to your business.
Under the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 and, often, at common law a professional has a duty of care to their clients to deliver their services to a high standard and to carry out their work with reasonable care and skill. Failure to do so can result in a loss and or harm to their clients. If you or your business has suffered as a result of professional negligence, then it’s important to take action as soon as possible to rectify this damage. Here at Valemus, our experts are on hand to advise you as to the merits of your case, and to achieve a resolution as quickly as possible for you, be it through mediation or, if necessary, court proceedings.
Rather than economic loss this area of law governs liability for defective products that have resulted in personal injury or damage caused to private property. A case against a company or individual for product liability is usually brought under either the Consumer Protection Act or the law of negligence generally. Claims of this sort can be highly damaging to a company and its reputation, and therefore, just like professional negligence, it’s important to seek the advice and guidance of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer as soon as possible, to limit this damage and bring matters to a conclusion as swiftly as possible.
Whatever your business’ needs, with years of experience, our experts at Valemus are on hand to assist you, and a full list of our services is set out below. Simply contact us at email@example.com or call us on 0333 339 0309.