Dispute Resolution and Litigation

The experienced litigation lawyers within Hextalls’ Dispute Resolution and Litigation team focus on what our clients are trying to achieve when a legal commercial problem arises, and work with them to provide a quality cost-effective service, resolving their disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We offer dispute avoidance advice wherever possible and can take all steps available to settle disputes pre-action, in a practical commercial manner and at the earliest opportunity, if that is desirable or appropriate. Often it is not however and we have considerable expertise in pursuing and defending commercial disputes through litigation and arbitration, always with an eye to resolution through negotiation and alternative techniques such as mediation as matter proceeds.

Our practical and cost effective legal advice covers a broad range of disputes, from complex fraud litigation or judicial review in the High Court through to debt and asset recovery in the county courts.

We specialise in bringing and defending proceedings and enforcing judgments in most key practice areas, including corporate/commercial business and shareholder and partnership disputes, trade and financial instruments, intellectual property claims, insolvency matters, professional negligence claims, banking and finance/credit disputes, sale of goods, disputes revolving around commercial contracts including IT and media, applications for judicial review and claims in defamation.

We advise on fraud and asset tracing and disputes relating to money laundering and FSMA. Many of clients are based abroad and we regularly act for and advise both those clients and other lawyers based out of the jurisdiction and/or in claims involving international and cross border issues.

Our debt and asset recovery team offers fixed fee services for statutory demands and winding up petitions.

Contact: David Hadfield or Alex Padfield