What we do: Commercial contract dispute solicitors
As a business owner, you’ll know how important it is to make sure that your commercial contracts are watertight, so if any disputes arise regarding the service or products you provide, you can rely on your contracts and agreements to back you up.
Our commercial contract dispute lawyers can provide you with expert advice and comprehensive support for any commercial contract dispute your business is facing, both before and during court action. Our contract dispute solicitors can provide a pre-litigation assessment in respect of the issues that you’ll face relating to your dispute and the best way to deal with it.
Examples of just some of the agreements that our contract dispute solicitors are asked to advise on are:
- Joint venture agreements
- Distribution agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Sales of goods or service agreements
- Supply agreements
- Construction contracts
Don’t forget to read our useful advice content on disputes in the Business Disputes section of our Advice Centre.
Who we help: Businesses needing commercial contract dispute legal advice
Our commercial contract dispute resolution solicitors advise a wide range of clients across many industries, whether you have a dispute with a customer, supplier or another key business contact such as a consultant. Whatever your commercial contract dispute, our team can provide expert tactical and strategic advice and representation to resolve the dispute quickly and successfully.
Why use our contract dispute resolution solicitors?
Involving our dispute resolution solicitors early in any dispute or potential dispute, may ultimately avoid the need for litigation and put you in a much stronger position should litigation be necessary. Our advice will help you to negotiate in the full knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of your case.
We also embrace alternative methods of resolving disputes to make sure that your contract dispute is resolved in the quickest and most cost-effective manner possible, so that you can put the dispute behind you and focus on running your business.
However, if you’re faced with court proceedings or need to proceed to court, we’ll endeavour to adopt an approach most suitable for your needs and guide you through the legal process.
Whether there’s the need for injunctive relief, or a simple warning letter to remind your opponent of their contractual obligations, our solicitors can assist.
Meet our team of contract dispute 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 25 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
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
Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Simon is a very experienced dispute resolution solicitor and has worked in private litigation practice for over 25 years.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 £125 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Over the years Harper James have helped us navigate complex legal issues and red tape, providing distilled options and legal consultancy that far exceeds the service levels we’ve previously experienced from more traditional law firms. The team act like our own in-house counsel so, regardless of which lawyer we work with, we feel supported and that they truly have our best interests at heart.
Michael Edwards, Co-Founder
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
Clear, simple language, friendly to deal with.
Lisa McLaren, Management Accountant
The Support Group