We have a genuine wealth of experience in dealing effectively with contentious issues for businesses of every conceivable size, shape and sector from sole trader to large PLC and public body, whether based in Scotland, elsewhere in the UK or an international business. We have litigated claims for companies in all parts of the world.
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We work in partnership with our clients to understand their needs and their objectives, and look for every way possible of fulfilling them. Sometimes that requires assertiveness and a robust approach, acting quickly, decisively and effectively, drawing on the full force of the law. Sometimes it demands a softer, more innovative or collaborative approach. There is no one-size-fits-all approach here. Everything we do is tailored to meeting our clients’ aims and exceeding their expectations.
Our advice is of course spot on legally and our advocacy is excellent, but we also consider the bigger picture, particularly the financial consequences of litigating or equally in choosing not to.
We will meet you and assess the dispute, advise you on the legal steps and give focused and pragmatic advice on the likely solutions and outcomes, from negotiation to a fully defended court case. We act in a wide range of claims, whether it involves unpaid debt; contractual disagreements; litigation around Brexit; negligence claims; questions around insolvency; health and safety issues; construction disputes; white collar crime or any other business issue, we have the expertise and experience to help.
How can we help?
Commercial contracts are part and parcel of normal business life. Most come into being without difficulty. Where problems arise, we can help. We deal with the interpretation of contract terms; breach of contract claims; rectifying defective contracts; enforcing rights and duties under contracts; and advising on termination of contracts. Included within this is advice and help with commercial debt recovery and claims for professional negligence.
Not all commercial disputes revolve around contracts of course, and we are skilled and experienced in advising on and enforcing wider legal rights, for instance, arising from statutes or from common law. Whatever your commercial dispute, we can help you.
Insolvency and Financial Disputes
We have expertise in a wide range of financial disputes and how to resolve them. We act in all aspects of insolvency, corporate recovery and banking. Insolvency practitioners, banks, company directors and government bodies all make use of our skills and experience in this area.
Our insolvency service is made up of two sections each with dedicated teams. One covers contentious issues, advising on challengeable transactions including unfair preferences, gratuitous alienations, challengeable floating charges and wrongful trading. The other covers non-contentious issues, advising on recovery solutions and the sale of businesses in distress. Recovery or sale can mean that part, or the whole, of a business is saved and given a promising new future.
Our banking Litigation lawyers are not only of a very high calibre but are also straightforward and practical. This makes a big difference in such a complex and delicate area where you need advice you can 100% trust from people who have your best interests at heart.
Our key services include banking litigation, banking law advice and asset recovery, using our out state of the art case management system with 24/7 access for appropriate clients.
We have particular expertise in high-value, complex matters involving issues including insolvency, fraud, negligence and regulatory matters. For this reason we have been at the heart of some of the most prominent cases involving banking law over the last decade.
Our Insurance Litigation team has dedicated expertise in defending claims brought against employers, loss adjusters, insurers, insurance brokers and claims handlers. We work to uphold their interests when claims are brought against them. We are trusted professionals providing practical, no-nonsense advice on a wide range of issues, some of great complexity and sensitivity across the spectrum of employers’ liability, public liability, disease and motor claims. Our team is widely recognised for its specialist skills in defending high value, complex and catastrophic claims.
We provide forthright, realistic and pragmatic advice and will deal with claims in the same way.
Intellectual Property Disputes
Any business wants to protect its intellectual property, its know-how and what makes it unique. In most cases that is done through non-contentious steps. However, disputes can and do arise in this thorny area.
We have specialist expertise in all aspect of IP litigation in Scotland, the UK and internationally. We deal with trade mark and patent disputes, copyright and data protection issues. We have dealt with a wide range of IP claims from those of crucial importance to a small business starting up to worth millions of pounds for established multi-nationals. Whatever the dispute, we can offer specialist, top quality advice.