Dispute Resolution

We are the solution

Disputes and litigation are part and parcel of business life. Even so, our dispute resolution lawyers know that looking after your business and fixing a business dispute at the same time isn’t something companies look forward to.

So when a business dispute looms, don’t let it fester. Acting quickly is key. Our enviable track record of success in negotiation, mediation and litigation means that you can trust Downs to give you timely, focussed and expert advice whenever you need dispute resolution advice.

Dispute resolution lawyers who encourage dialogue and compromise

This doesn’t mean that our dispute resolution lawyers rush straight to court when a business dispute arises. Although formal dispute resolution processes have their place, we always look at all options on the table. Put simply, our lawyers get people and businesses talking to each other. This is why we settle most of our business disputes through negotiation.

As for our experience, it is as wide as it is deep and includes, in particular:

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More Knowledge
Endersby and Coote v Astrosoccer 4 U Ltd

Author: Nigel Cook

The case arose because of a purported appointment of administrators following the filing of a notice of intention (NOI) by the directors (which had to be given to the floating chargeholder) but immediately after a winding up petition had been filed by the judgement creditors who also opposed this application. This appointment was invalid because of para 25 of Schedule B1.

SAW (SW) 2010 Limited –v- Wilson & Another

Author: Nigel Cook

In this case, the Court of Appeal considered a challenge to an Administrator’s appointment under paragraph 14 of Schedule B1 made by a floating charge holder.

Two Pints - A Contract or Wishful Thinking?

Author: Chris Millar

The High Court has held that a discussion between business people in a pub did not create an oral contract as there was no intention to create a legal relationship.

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