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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. We work with them to provide a quality cost-effective service, resolving disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We offer dispute avoidance advice wherever possible and will 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, settlement is not a viable option 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 contractual disputes between companies, 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 which include corporate and commercial business, and shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, sale of goods, disputes revolving around commercial contracts including IT and media, applications for judicial review and claims in defamation.

Contact: Nick Padfield, Justin Clayden and David Hadfield


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