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Resolving commercial disputes

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Dispute Resolution

Burnetts' Dispute Resolution team acknowledged for "A team of excellent lawyers who provide a strong service and excellent commercial advice" - Legal 500 2019

Resolving commercial disputes

Disputes are an inevitable consequence of commercial life, but resolving disputes with customers, suppliers, shareholders or directors can be a time-consuming and expensive distraction from your core business.

Our Approach

Burnetts’ dedicated dispute resolution team provides expert support to help you avoid or resolve potentially costly commercial disputes. Whether you are assessing the consequences of exiting an under-performing contract or having to defend a claim being made against your organisation, we can help you analyse, manage and resolve your dispute– it’s what we do every single day.

We provide clear and informed advice on your prospects of success, costs, risk and timescales so that together we can best evaluate your options and take the best course of action. Our focus is your priorities and achieving the outcomes that matter to you.

Why Burnetts?

The team has consistently been top ranked in the region by the Legal 500, one of the most prestigious guides to the legal sector. The Legal 500 recently described the team’s Head as having a “laser-like focus on clients’ commercial objectives”.

Our extensive experience covers:

  • Commercial contracts
  • Property litigation, construction, Landlord and Tenant
  • Partnerships, shareholder and board disputes
  • Regulatory, public procurement and competition
  • Commercial professional negligence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Agribusiness

The team has experience in managing litigation at all levels from the County Court to the European Court of Justice and in resolving disputes using a variety of approaches including through mediation and structured negotiations.

For an informal discussion about your commercial dispute, contact James Johnston or Sally Johnson on 01228 552222, email disputes@burnetts.co.uk or visit www.burnetts.co.uk


Who to contact

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James Johnston

James is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team.