Commercial Disputes

Supporting businesses when they face commercial disputes in the ever-changing commercial landscape.


Stuart Ashall  Team Leader  (Hull)

01482 296 913


Robert Norton  Team Leader (Leeds)

01134 877 206

Our Commercial Disputes Team acts for companies and other business organisations across a broad range of commercial disputes and is experienced in both defending and pursuing claims.

The team is regularly instructed to deal with a wide variety of contract disputes and claims in tort, particularly negligence actions, and it is often consulted in the context of business ownership and management claims, including shareholder or partnership disputes and defending complaints against directors or trustees for breach of their statutory and common law duties. The team is also routinely instructed to act to protect the rights and interests of businesses’ whether that concerns land and buildings, intellectual property rights, confidential business information or data including complaints about breaches of the data protection legislation.

Getting your business back on track

Our team handles a full range of disputes, including those of a high value or complex nature but also representing or assisting clients in actions that are subject to the courts’ small claims procedures. In any scenario our lawyers aim to be commercially minded and pragmatic. Whilst our clients’ legal position is at the heart of our advice, we recognise that a speedy and cost-effective solution may better serve their interests in some cases and we endeavour to reflect such considerations in the resolution strategies we recommend, so that our clients may promptly return to their priority: running their business.   

Specialist Areas
  • Contract Claims

  • GDPR and Data Protection Enquiries

  • Interference with commercial rights and interests

  • Company disputes (including directors’ duties and shareholders’ relationships)

  • Commercial property

  • Breach of restrictive covenant

  • Intellectual Property Disputes

  • Defamation Claims

  • Boundary and Land Disputes

  • Finance and credit arrangements

  • Nuisance / property damage


What to do next

Our solicitors and specialists are experienced in advising organisations in every area of their business operation. They will not cite the law at you, but will provide pragmatic advice that fits with your business’ strategy and aims.

If you want to talk to our teams, please call 03300 414 996 with your enquiry, or use the contact form below.

Alternatively, if you have access to complimentary rradarstation legal support under the Management Liability Policy ('MLP'), or if you want to report a new claim under MLP insurance, please call the rradarstation on 0800 955 611 or use the contact form below.


Make An Enquiry

For more information and to make an enquiry, please contact us using the form below. Alternatively, you can email us at or call us on 03300 414 996.

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