How to Resolve a Business Dispute

The skills you need to win a business dispute are the same ones you use to grow your business.

A clear head. You have to be clear about what is happening. There is always a personal element to litigation. You will need to deal with your own emotions and the emotions of others. The first task is to make sure you are not burying your head in the sand and denying there is a problem. You need to avoid acting on hurt feelings and to be aware when you are being bullied or manipulated.

The right information. You will need to do your research. What agreements are in place governing the relationship between the parties in conflict? Who said what and when? Are they bound by what was said and how does that affect reaching a resolution? Is information being hidden from you and how can you get it?

A clear goal. There is no point in getting involved in litigation or even just an argument, unless you have a clear idea of what it is that you want to achieve. Using all the information you have gathered, you will need to analyze it and understand what it means and be clear about what you are entitled to according to the law. You can set a clear, realistic goal.

The right strategy. You will need to consider, using the information you have and setting a budget, how best to achieve your goal. Is going to court the best way to proceed? How can negotiation, mediation or arbitration be used to get you the result you want?

Expert advice. We all need the right advice to achieve the best results. We will help guide you through all stages of your dispute, giving you the knowledge and advice you need about the law, the court system, strategy, costs and more.

If you have a business dispute you would like to talk to us about, please use the “Let’s Talk” button on this page. It’s a chance to speak to a specialist litigation solicitor and it’s absolutely free, or contact us by telephone or email. Our details are HERE.

If you want more information about a specific type of business dispute, please visit the other pages on this site, which deal with specific  areas of the law. We have more useful information on the following subjects:

Director and Shareholder Disputes

Partnership Disputes

Search Orders

Freezing Orders


Contract Disputes

Professional Negligence Solicitors


Directors Disqualification Proceedings

Company commercial

Understanding Shareholder Agreements

Transfer of Foreign Judgments