Cost-Effective and Timely Solutions for Business Disputes
Disputes are a regular occurrence in business. If they are not properly managed at an early stage, they can cause an untold amount of damage to the business. Don’t allow yourselves to become diverted from doing what you do best: running the business. We will provide practical advice on solving the legal issues affecting your business. At Paul Davis & Co, we provide dispute resolution for businesses in matters involving:
When you contact our firm, we will work with you to solve disputes in a cost-effective and timely manner. Most importantly, our goal is to resolve the matter while causing as little inconvenience and time-wasting to your business and its managers and employees as possible.
We are strong advocates of the use of alternative dispute resolution, if possible by the involvement of arbitrators, mediators or conciliators. However, if the case calls for it, we will fearlessly pursue or defend your claim in court.
Contact us on 01157 270 140.
When working with clients, we provide transparent and reasonable information regarding cost programmes. When it is possible, we also work with clients to provide an accurate assessment of the total exposure. In some cases, we are able to offer insurance-backed policies to limit your liability in any dispute, should the matter not be capable of resolution without the need to vigorously pursue or defend court proceedings. In some case no win no fee is offered.
Partnership Shareholder Disputes
Mr N of Market Harborough instructed us following the breakdown of his business partnership. Our advice was that the dispute should be resolved by way of alternative dispute resolution, as a lengthy expensive dispute might mean that the business could become unviable. Rather than by way of court proceedings, a meeting was arranged very quickly with lawyers in attendance at which all of the outstanding issues were resolved and our client was then able to continue in the business.
We represented Mr TG of Leicestershire in a claim brought by a bank against him relating to a number of personal guarantees in place at the time his Company had gone into liquidation. We raised technical arguments relating to the validity of the personal guarantee and eventually a full and final settlement was reached in a sum that was only in the region of 20% of the sum claimed.
Mr W of Burbage was being very aggressively pursued by a finance company claiming the sum of £70,000 in relation to a personal guarantee he had provided relating to a Limited Company’s debts. The guarantee was secured upon our client’s property by way of a legal charge. He had previously been advised by another national firm of solicitors that he had no defence to the claim, and should pay the claim. Our advice to our client was that he had a very good technical defence to the claim, that the previous solicitors were incorrect and that we should put forward a robust defence. Eventually the finance Company accepted the token sum of £300 in full and final settlement. Naturally our client was delighted having faced the loss of his family home.