Dispute Resolution

Geldards’ expert lawyers in our commercial disputes team protect and advance our clients’ interests in a wide range of commercial disputes and litigation, including contract disputes, property, construction & planning disputes, investigations and statutory challenges.

We are renowned for our work with public sector organisations including local authorities and central government. Our private sector experience ranges from individuals to FTSE 100 and international companies. We have particular expertise in the manufacturing, automotive, sport, healthcare and life sciences, retail and food sectors.

We understand the pressures associated with business disputes, so we aim to resolve them quickly and effectively. We seek to align ourselves with your objectives and work closely with you to execute an agreed strategy which delivers the best results. We are particularly experienced in understanding and managing disputes and litigation and the political sensitivities these frequently involve.

Our highly skilled team uses negotiation, mediation, adjudication, expert determination, arbitration and litigation to resolve disputes. We are tenacious, thorough, pragmatic and fair. Most disputes settle out of court, but if litigation is unavoidable or is in your interests, we have a proven track record of obtaining results.

Our team is responsive, easy to work with and cost-conscious. Should you need help covering the costs of a dispute, we will discuss with you various funding options including third party funding, insurance, risk-sharing fee agreements and fixed fees.

We deal with disputes of all sizes and profiles, from lower-value claims through to complex, high-value litigation with multiple parties and multi-jurisdictional aspects.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Civil fraud and asset recovery
  • Claims arising from the acquisition or disposal of businesses
  • Competition litigation and dawn raids
  • Construction, infrastructure and engineering disputes
  • Contract and supply chain disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Defamation and reputation management
  • Employee non-compete and confidentiality disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Insolvency and corporate recovery litigation
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • International disputes
  • Judicial review, procurement challenges and other public sector disputes
  • Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Pensions disputes
  • Privacy and data breach litigation
  • Product liability
  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Regulatory prosecutions and defences
  • Technology disputes

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What clients say

"The firm provides clear guidance, risk assessment and explanation and is to the point and timely in its responses."

Legal 500 2024

"They are exemplary from start to finish. The advice they provide is insightful and focused."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"They are fantastic and feel like an extension of the team. They are incredibly responsive and understand the issues that we face."

Chambers & Partners 2024

"I would like to thank Paul, Michael and Rhys for all your great work throughout the years. Geldards’ legal assistance throughout was exceptional, from the initial steps (timely submission of the notice of a breach under the SPA) until the last ones (negotiating and finalizing the settlement agreement). Thank you!"

Ariela Stoffer – Associate General Counsel at JBT Corporation , 2021

"The team are very pragmatic in their approach to complex procurement and state aid issues."

Local Government, UK Wide, Chambers & Partners 2023

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