Commercial dispute resolution

Our team know the techniques and legal principles to resolve issues promptly and conclusively. Even if you are not currently involved in a dispute, we can advise if you could be at risk in the future.


As all disputes differ we will take the time to understand your specific circumstances so you have a lawyer who appreciates your situation and has the knowledge to pursue the outcome you require.


Where necessary we will also handpick a commercial dispute resolution team for your situation, drafting in specialists from elsewhere in Cripps Pemberton Greenish to maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome.


The advice we give is unambiguous and based on extensive knowledge and expertise. You will be kept in the loop throughout the process, and any measures we take will be considered shrewdly and executed promptly.


We will work with you to agree the best possible approach to funding the cost of any dispute. We have access to third party litigation funding and can offer a mix of fixed fees, deferred payments, ‘no win, no fee’ or ‘no win, low fee’ terms to make funding claims or defences affordable.

Key Contact
Key Contact

Joanna Ford


+44 (0)1892 489 583

Key Contact

Lesley Monteith

Legal Secretary

+44 (0)1892 765 452

Key Contact

Tom Bourne


+44 (0)1892 506 099

Key Contact
Key Contact

Gemma Pearmain

Senior Associate

+44 (0)1892 506 229

Key Contact

Ed Weeks


+44 (0)1892 506 196

Key Contact

Hannah Proctor

Managing Associate

+44 (0)1892 489 586

Key Contact

Tania Clench

Legal Director

+44 (0) 20 7591 3317


  • Acting in arbitration for a property investment company in recovering indemnified sums amounting to US$5 million wrongfully withheld by insurers and involving issues of US and UK aviation law.



  • Acting for an employer under a building contract in a dispute involving breach of contract by the engineer and professional negligence of the architect during the design of a large retail centre. Quantum for the dispute was circa £400,000 and complexities included advising on insurance provisions and dealing with liquidators.


Contractual and commercial disputes

  • Representing a leading landfill operator in a £14 million contractual and leasehold property forfeiture dispute involving disputes with the Environment Agency relating to landfill site management and site licence compliance.


  • Acting for a large marketing agency in a dispute with a high street retailer concerning termination of a substantial advertising contract. Successfully negotiating a settlement in pre-action correspondence.


Injunctions & urgent remedies

  • Representing a computer software company in relation to proceedings over the fraudulent transfer of sums totalling £33 million from its bank accounts, which was the subject of an investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.


  • Acting for a large multinational company in successfully restraining the use of its confidential information by a former employee and a competitor company. The defendants submitted to an injunction and agreed to pay our client’s costs.


Insolvency related

  • Representing an international company in a claim concerning non-delivery of circa £150,000 of stock as well as advising on insolvency procedures.


  • Advising a multinational group on the completion of its worldwide debt restructuring.


Intellectual property

  • Acting for a music publishing company in a claim brought by a composer for breach of copyright and unpaid royalties.


  • Advising a luxury beauty brand in relation to grey market imports and trademark infringement.

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