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Commercial Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We provide a continuous service from negotiating settlements informally and using Alternative Dispute Resolution methods (e.g. Mediation and Arbitration) to Advocacy in Court through to enforcement. Our aim is to advise on strategic and litigation risks while keeping costs to a minimum.

Our Litigation specialists advise and assist on:

  • Corporate Disputes: Commercial and Contractual disputes - International commercial disputes - Director, Shareholder and Partnership disputes - Professional negligence - Fraud incl. claims for dishonesty and deceit, receipt of bribes and secret profits, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, trust litigation, committal proceedings and insolvency involving fraud - Company investigations into conduct of individuals detecting fraud - Civil injunctions, including Freezing Orders and Search Orders and Orders for Disclosure - Cross border internal investigations - Asset tracing - Media management - Reputation management - Defamation claims - Privacy and the Human Rights Act - Breach of Confidence - Misuse of Confidential Information - Protection from harassment - Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act matters
  • Contract Disputes e.g. Commercial, Finance, Consumer, Supplier, International Trade, Partnership, Property and Advertising/ Marketing

  • Banking and Finance e.g. product/ mis-selling, claims on security/guarantees in international sale agreements, claims for breach of mandate/ trust, operational loss and professional negligence

  • Professional Negligence e.g. acting for Claimants or Defendants in claims against/ by Architects, Bankers, Builders, Surveyors, Veterinary Surgeons, Accountants and Lawyers

  • Employment Law advising and assisting on internal disputes, redundancy and compromise agreements; and providing Litigation support (also see separate page Employment Law)

  • Landlord & Tenant acting Landlords or Lenders; mortgage re-possessions and possession proceedings; rent arrears issues (see Landlord & Tenant)

  • Equine Law Personal Injury work, Contractual disputes (between traders and manufacturers of equine products), Veterinary Negligence and Liability under the Animals Act 1971

  • Personal Injury all claims including loss of earnings, medical expenses, pain and suffering (see Personal Injury)

  • Insolvency/Bankruptcy acting for Creditors or Debtors in Corporate Insolvency matters; e.g. presenting Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions (also see Insolvency)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution assisting parties to a dispute to come to a negotiated settlement short of litigation by engaging in dispute resolution processes, e.g. Negotiation, Conciliation, Mediation or Arbitration

  • Debt Collection continuous service from sending pre-action letters to advising and representing clients in Court through to enforcement (also see Debt Collection)

  • Advocacy/ Agency & Court Work we can carry out agency work in respect of civil and commercial litigation matters, from issuing proceedings to advocacy in all Courts

  • Enforcement assisting on applications for execution against goods by County Court Bailiffs or High Court Enforcement Officers, Charging Order applications, Third Party Debt Orders, Oral Examination applications, Attachment of Earnings Order applications, Statutory Demands/Petitions for Bankruptcy/ Winding Up Petitions, Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

  • Cross Border Disputes - see separate pages EU Cross Border Disputes & Litigation , International Trade or Shipping.

Litigation Funding

Private Funding - Fees are paid by you from personal or company funds. Our hourly rates start from £95.

Before-The-Event Legal Expenses Insurance (or ‘BTE’) - A pre-existing insurance policy which provides cover for legal fees and expenses. This will often be part of your car, buildings and/ or contents insurance policies.

After-The-Event Legal Expenses Insurance (‘ATE’) - ATE is taken out after a dispute has arisen insuring a party to a dispute against the risk of having to pay their opponent’s costs. Payment of the ATE insurance premium is usually deferred until the conclusion of the case and if the case is successfully settled or won is paid by the losing opponent. The insurance policy provides indemnity for the full cost of the premium, so if the case is lost, the insured does not have to pay anything.

Conditional Fee Agreement (‘CFA’ or ‘no win/no fee’ contract) - An agreement, commonly backed by ATE, where we agree to carry out work for a reduced or no fee, in return for an uplift of our fees upon successful conclusion of the action.

Contingency/ Damages Based Agreements - In some cases we can enter an agreement by which we carry out work in return for a fixed proportion of the compensation paid out by a losing party.

Third-Party Funding - Where a third party supports a case for a proportion of the damages and costs awarded.

If you need further information about funding options please call us on the number above for a no-obligation discussion or send an email to us at info@arifjakobs.com.