When you are growing your business, disputes are an unwelcome distraction. As businesspeople first, lawyers second, we understand the need to get disputes resolved quickly and cost-effectively. Our focus is always on your best interests and protecting the reputation of your organisation.
Our business disputes team is led by Parminder Kaur Mattoo, herself a successful partner who has contributed substantially to our firm’s success. Her team is committed to using alternative dispute resolution methods such as negotiation and mediation to resolve commercial disputes. These processes are faster and less expensive than litigation. However, if going to Court is unavoidable, you can be confident we will have a clear strategy for procuring a successful outcome.
“I had an urgent case when somebody introduced MTG Solicitors to me. The staff are so friendly and just want to help you as soon as possible. My Solicitor always responded to my emails and phone calls. They have helped me with great advice and handled my case perfectly. I appreciate their commitment and professionalism.”
As a firm, we are meticulous in our preparation and case management and have achieved the Lexcel accreditation from the Law Society. The Lexcel accreditation is held by only 1,637 law firms in England and Wales (out of approximately 11,000 firms). Lexcel demonstrates that MTG Solicitors has met the demanding standards required for client care, information management, file and case management, among other areas.
We can offer advice and representation on the following business dispute matters:
Partnership and shareholder disputes
At the start-up stage, few people believe partnership or shareholder disputes could develop; not when you are working so hard to build a successful venture. Unfortunately, disputes do occur and if not handled quickly and effectively, they can destroy an organisation. We put the business first, working to resolve the dispute through negotiation or mediation, so relationships can survive intact.
Commercial contract disputes
Most commercial contract disputes can be resolved with a firm email. However, if there is a material, fundamental, or anticipatory breach of contract, legal advice is essential. We advise clients from all sectors on commercial contract dispute solutions, including damages and specific performance.
Healthy cash flow is the lifeblood of any business and nothing causes it to haemorrhage faster than late paying or defaulting clients. We can advise and represent you in pursuing bad debts and also enforcing County Court judgments.
How can I fund commercial litigation?
Going to court carries risk and many businesses do not have the cash reserves to fund litigation, even though they may have a valid claim. We can advise you on obtaining litigation funding from a third-party funder if your case qualifies. Many funders now have solutions for smaller value claims and utilising these mitigate your risk of pursuing commercial litigation.
Can I recover all my litigation costs if I win my case?
Even if you are granted 100% costs recovery (which in practice never happens) on a successful civil litigation claim, there are costs which cannot be recovered, and this mainly consists of the time taken away from your business, both physically and mentally, to deal with the litigation. Therefore, it is imperative to factor this in when weighing up the costs associated with pursuing a claim. As long as you have identified any possible intangible costs, you can then put in place contingency plans to mitigate them.
Parminder and her team will provide clear guidance and advice as to the costs involved in resolving your business dispute. By instructing us, you can be confident that our focus will be on settling matters as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.