Disputes in the commercial environment are inevitable regardless of how well run a business is. We have helped many high-profile companies resolve complex claims, saving them, or recovering for them, substantial sums.
What we do
Although the scope for dispute is unlimited, there are techniques and legal principles that a team like ours can use to great effect. We can also draw on specialist legal skills from elsewhere in the firm. The areas of dispute we most commonly encounter are those relating to:
- Commercial agreements
- Boardroom and shareholder issues
- Intellectual property
- Claims against company directors
- Professional negligence
- Insurance policies
- Fraud or dishonesty
- Warranties on the sale of businesses or goods
Why Cripps Harries Hall?
We bring a distinctive style to any dispute with a high-level of partner involvement and, where necessary, a hand-picked team. We take time to understand the business imperatives, consider the best process to resolve the dispute and are at the forefront of solutions-based advice. Throughout, we keep you up to date and retain a close working relationship. Our advice is readily understood and delivered promptly.
For further information please contact Ed Weeks.
|James Blyth||Solicitor||+44 (0)1892 506 260
|Tom Bourne||Solicitor||+44 (0)1892 506 099
|Joanna Ford||Associate||+44 (0)1892 506 040
|Gemma Pearmain||Associate||+44 (0)1892 506 229
|Ed Weeks||Partner||+44 (0)1892 506 196
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What to do if a court judgment has been
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Avoiding commercial disputes - March 2013
A commercial dispute is an unwelcome risk for every business, diverting valuable time and resources away from profitable activities. The best way of managing disputes is of course to avoid them altogether.
Damages for breach of contract - February 2013
How can you ensure that you recover the full amount that you may be entitled to in a claim for loss of profits following a breach of contract? Limiting your claim to the net profit that has been lost could mean that you lose out. This is especially important in tough economic times.
Fitzhugh v Fitzhugh - Take care when drafting or terminating a contract - February 2013
The recent case of Fitzhugh v Fitzhugh  EWCA Civ 694 highlights the importance of getting all the terms of a contract right and demonstrates the possible complexities of terminating a contract if this is not done.
Restoration of a Company - unwanted
consequences - February 2013
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Commercial contracts - A risky business
Commercial contracts large or small require the best communication when conflict occurs. The recession isn't helping matters and even with the best intentions it can be tough to deliver on promises. Jo Ford, an associate solicitor in Cripps' Commercial Dispute Resolution Team, offers some guidance.
Guide to dispute resolution
PLEASE NOTE: This document is to be updated April 2013 in Light of Civil Litigation Reforms
Whilst this is a guide to dispute resolution it focuses on matters which ultimately end up in court. Most disputes are settled without going to court and the modern approach is very much to consider litigation as a last resort.
What others say
Edward Weeks commands a sizeable reputation in the region for his specialist practice in contractual and shareholder disputes.
Clients enjoy the service on offer, enthusing that they are "always made to feel like the sole customer."
Edward Weeks moves up the rankings this year. Clients hail him as an "outstanding" lawyer, and say: "He's smart and incredibly dedicated. He makes you feel that you're important to him at all times." Sources also describe him as "diligent, extremely practical and commercial."
Ed Weeks is a 'first-rate litigation solicitor'.
This Tunbridge Wells based firm boasts one of the leading dispute resolution teams in the region.