Service overview: Litigation and arbitration solicitors
Our senior litigation and arbitration solicitors have worked at top 100 law firms. They bring a wealth of expertise and a realistic approach to the commercial disputes they take on. Sometimes a negotiated settlement is impossible and ADR is inappropriate. When you have no option but to go to court or engage an arbitrator we’ll work hard to get the best outcome for your business.
Our clients range from small and medium-sized businesses to larger organisations. Whether your business needs advice on a relatively straightforward monetary case or an in-depth analysis of the merits of a complex high-value claim, every client benefits from our affordable and transparent pricing structure.
We are experienced litigators but our goal is to help clients stay out of court where possible and avoid the expense and risk of litigation or arbitration.
Business disputes disrupt day-to-day operations. If there is a swift way to resolve matters through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), we’ll find it. But if ADR is inappropriate, we’ll advise you on the risks and benefits of going to trial or proceeding to arbitration and guide you through the process.
The litigation and arbitration team works across the full spectrum of commercial disputes – from modest claims in lower courts to high value cases before the High Court, the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.
In cases where the parties agree to arbitrate we have an in-depth understanding of the rules of all the principal arbitral bodies, including the LCIA, ICC, SCC, DIAC and UNCITRAL. We also regularly advise clients who wish to avoid institutional arbitration and pursue ad hoc arbitration instead.
Our litigation and arbitration solicitors regularly work in the areas of:
If ADR is unsuccessful or impossible to explore, we play a crucial role in helping you decide whether arbitration or litigation is appropriate for your case.
You may be keen to take advantage of the flexibility and control arbitration gives the parties. Alternatively the wider array of sanctions available to the courts and the greater power of judges (compared to arbitrators) to force parties to comply with directions may be more important. Always bear in mind that your room for manoeuvre may be limited by the terms of the relevant contract. It may require you to engage in arbitration ahead of litigation.
Why use our litigation and arbitration solicitors?
At Harper James we never lose sight of your business objectives. We will assess your legal position and provide clear, commercially aware advice that you can act on.
We are supportive and responsive because we understand that when a commercial dispute gets out of control it can cause lasting damage to a business. And because legal costs often determine the route a business will go down when dealing with a dispute, we go to great lengths to ensure our charges are cost effective and completely transparent.
Our team includes solicitors who are accredited mediators. We also have members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators on board – one partner alone has dozens of arbitration awards to his credit. As a result our clients benefit from valuable perspectives on the factors at play when arbitrators reach their final decisions.
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Our solicitor Michael was very honest and open. I really appreciated that, and would like to pass thanks to him for making our options so clear.
Philip Spencer, Director Dextra Insight
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 Printed4You Ltd
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 Signal Media
Clear, simple language, friendly to deal with.
Lisa McLaren, Management Accountant The Support Group
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