What we do: Business dispute solicitors
Our dispute resolution solicitors have many years of experience in resolving disputes for businesses and can advise you on the appropriate and cost-effective method for dealing with your conflict.
We can help you across a broad range of commercial, financial and professional disputes varying from smaller claims to much more complex and high-value claims, in particular:
- Commercial contract disputes
- Public procurement challenges
- Commercial property, including landlord and tenant disputes
- Construction disputes and litigation
- Director and shareholders disputes
- Intellectual property disputes (such as copyright, trademark and design infringement)
- Partnership and joint venture disputes
- Professional negligence disputes
Our commercial dispute lawyers can also help you resolve disputes, or pursue successful commercial litigation, in cases such as:
- Consumer credit claims and other consumer trading problems
- Debt recovery and enforcement
- Financial services claims
- Fraud, bribery and corruption
- Judicial reviews
- Restrictive covenants
- Sports litigation
- Urgent interim court applications, such as injunctions
- Warranty claims
Warranty claims can be costly. Watch our video explaining why they arise and how to prevent them:
Who we help: Businesses and entrepreneurs needing dispute resolution legal services
All kinds and sizes of business come to us for effective dispute resolution, from start-ups and university spinouts to plcs and large multinational corporations. As a full-service law firm, we work with clients across all industries, with a particular specialism in innovative, disruptive sectors like technology, energy and finance.
We work with companies in so many locations too – not just around our offices. We are flexible and our innovative model with remote-working solicitors means that we can help you wherever you are in the UK, and we can always compete on price with our fee packages.
Why choose our business dispute solicitors?
Our expert dispute resolution lawyers all have many years’ experience of providing practical and commercial advice on company disputes.
We’ll first evaluate your case, before providing realistic and pragmatic advice to get the best result for you, achieving your objectives in a timely manner.
Watch our business dispute solicitors explaining the benefits of mediation and arbitration below:
Our dispute resolution solicitors always prefer to settle disputes without the need for litigation proceedings, but will do so where necessary and provide you with the best possible representation in court.
Watch our video explaining the process of going to court to resolve your business dispute:
Find out more about our business dispute resolution solicitors here:
Commercial and Operations Director
Ashley is a litigator, arbitrator and mediator who joined Harper James from DLA Piper where he spent 28 years, 22 as a partner. He is now the Commercial and Operations Director at Harper James.View profile
Dispute Resolution Partner
Ian joined our dispute resolution team in 2016 and has over 20 years of experience in handling a broad range of commercial disputes.View profile
Dispute Resolution Partner
A former partner in a leading north-west law firm, Michael is one of our business disputes partners specialising in alternative dispute resolution & litigation for complex claims.View profile
Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Simon is a very experienced dispute resolution solicitor and has worked in private litigation practice for over 20 years.View profile
Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Mark previously worked at Freeths LLP and Nabarro (which became CMS) prior to joining Harper James. His areas of expertise include complex contractual disputes, public procurement challenges, IT/Outsourcing & reputational managementView profile
Recovery and Insolvency Solicitor
Eleanor is an insolvency solicitor with over 20 year’s specialist knowledge in all aspects of insolvency, both corporate and personal, covering contentious and non-contentious matters.View profile
Howard has over 20 years’ experience specialising in construction and engineering law. Prior to becoming a solicitor, he spent 23 years as a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Builder, giving him extensive knowledge of the construction industry.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £99 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
For businesses requiring 60+ hours of support a year, with prices equivalent to £99 per hour.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Harper James has provided us with a highly responsive and pragmatic dispute resolution service which has been efficient and very cost effective in resolving recent disputes.
Alex Sloley, CFO
I can’t sing our solicitor’s praises enough: fast, efficient, sensible and supportive. A quick and fair resolution to all queries that we have worked on together and would thoroughly recommend her to any of my contacts.
Samuel B Higgs, Account Director
Choosing Harper James was one of the best choices we made as a start-up. The firm has provided invaluable advice and insight throughout the early stages of our business.
Leigh Purnell, CEO
As with any business, we need access to good quality legal advice without the fear of facing huge legal fees. The service provided by Harper James is ideal because they are always available to assist and we know that the advice provided is of outstanding quality, with pricing that is cost effective and completely transparent.
Laura Bowen, Director
Excellent communication and all correspondence answered very quickly. Very attentive to detail, gave sound advice and secured a good deal in a short time frame.
Dr Karen Wilson, Director
Factual, quick responses every time I emailed.
Louise Stevens, Competence Development Manager
I was looking for intelligent, fast feedback on things I couldn’t do myself. Every step of the way, Harper James have fulfilled that promise – they’ve been so responsive. It’s run as a business, not as a law firm. Anyone who’s been near a law firm knows the difference. It’s a real pleasure.
Geeta Sidhu-Robb, CEO and Founder
Harper James never fail to impress with the speed and efficiency of their service, no matter the query. The team are friendly, knowledgeable and always on hand.
Karis Walker , Project Managing Officer
We are always impressed with both the speed of response and understanding of the situation.
Jon Mason, Sales Director
Call Assist Ltd
Fast, flexible access to specialists.
Derek Moore, CEO and Co-Founder
Coffee & TV
Harper James is a brilliant example of a company disrupting a traditional industry. Suddenly Solicitors become relevant and accessible for start-ups & small enterprises, with the best in-class knowledge of all major legal areas. I’ve used the business now for a year, and the Enterprise plan has been perfect for budgeting my company’s outgoings, and has given me a piece of mind when tackling key, decisive issues. Thank-you HJS!
Koral Ibrahim, Founder & MD
The Ready House
…very efficient and helpful, especially given that it was difficult logistically with most of the directors away!
Adam Fraser-Harris, Finance Director
We often need legal advice quickly, especially during sales with new customers, and Rob is very responsive and always available for meetings. When I was looking for a law firm, I wanted that full range of services, as I knew we’d need advice outside of the tech remit. The flexibility has been really positive.
Ivan Harding, CEO and Co-Founder
Harper James removes the stress for us. I know that we can get advice quickly, without some sort of golden clock being turned on when you pick up the phone. This means we can focus on running the business.
Tom Davenport, Co-Founder
Great customer service with experienced staff. Mark and the HJS team worked well with us and took the stress out of a situation . Advised us proactively to achieve the the best outcome for our situation.
Paul Smith, COO
Getting access to the right skills when I really need them for exactly what I need
Daniel Lawrence, MD & Co-Founder
Lawrence & Wedlock
I certainly appreciate the response form Ian Carson, always picks the phone up and prompt fast service. I would recommend to all friends and family and already have.
Mukesh Kanabar, CEO and Founder