Commercial Disputes

For expert advice on any commercial dispute, contact the experienced commercial litigation solicitors at Bruce Lance, either in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire or in Poole, Dorset.

Disputes are an unfortunate but inevitable fact of business life. They may be with a supplier, a customer, your bank or some other advisor, but if they are not handled with care, they can involve considerable time and expense, not to mention damage to your business relationships and your business’s reputation. Bruce Lance is experienced in working with clients to avoid possible disputes and finding quick and effective resolutions to those that do occur. Our commercial litigation team can offer specialist advice in any area of conflict, from insolvency claims, fraud and contract disputes to professional negligence and construction litigation. Recent clients include multi-national corporations, educational establishments, banks and other financial institutions, as well as small and medium-sized businesses requiring a more personal touch.

BruceLance-Poole-125Bruce Lance takes a pragmatic approach to commercial disputes, providing advice that is both realistic and objective: our goal is always to find the best and most cost-effective solution. We appreciate the demands that unresolved disputes place upon our clients and are careful to understand their goals before setting out on a course of action that is tailored precisely to their needs, as well as being practical in terms of cost, time, resources and reputation.

Sometimes mediation may yield the best result – indeed, we consistently achieve successful outcomes using non-litigious dispute resolution techniques – but when litigation is the best way to achieve our clients’ objectives, we have no hesitation in pursuing this vigorously. Either way, our advice will be clear and practical. We explain to our clients the options available to them and then help them to devise a strategy that will resolve their dispute quickly, cost-effectively and with the minimum of risk.

We like to build a relationship with our clients, and they in turn enjoy the reassurance that Bruce Lance is a long-standing, traditional firm that can be relied on to resolve their problems. Our solicitors’ expertise ensures that any commercial litigation will be completed smoothly and to clients’ expectations.

Bruce Lance can advise on the full range of commercial disputes, including:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Shareholders and directors
  • Insolvency
  • Property and construction disputes
  • Fraud
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Professional negligence
  • Boundary disputes
  • Information technology disputes

Case studies

Bruce Lance has provided specialist advice on commercial disputes of all kinds, including:

  • Advising a GP in relation to a dispute with his former partners.
  • Advising an event organiser on a claim brought by his former partner’s wife for franchising leases and freeholds for flats. This involved making applications to the tribunal and court to determine the terms of the new residential leases, including where the freehold is unregistered.