When disputes arise, they can often have far-reaching implications for the rest of a business.
Contentious issues need to be dealt with swiftly and appropriately to prevent them escalating, keeping disruption and financial impact to a minimum. Mitigating risk is just as important as robustly fighting a claim in court. There are numerous alternatives to litigation, so pursuing the right strategy is important to ensure disputes are resolved in the most effective way.
We treat problems as if they are our own, working closely and collaboratively with our clients to provide practical solutions that fit with their commercial objectives. While we have a substantial group of litigators, we are also experts in alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration. In addition, we also provide risk mitigation and investigation services to help clients identify where issues might arise, and where they have in the past, to work out the causes and implement solutions.
Whether it’s handling high-profile, complex cases in the High Court and beyond, or working behind the scenes with a minimum of fuss, clients rely on our first-class insight to help them stay one step ahead.
Bidder Beware! High Court finds administrators owe bidders no personal duty of care19 February 2021
While the coronavirus pandemic continues, it remains to be seen when the Government will start to withdraw the support it has provided to businesses. But there will come a time when the furlough scheme, tax deferrals and business interruption loans are no longer available. When that support is withdrawn, it is inevitable that more businesses will find themselves in difficulty, and many will be forced to enter into some sort of restructuring process or insolvency procedure.
Lewis Silkin bolsters Dispute Resolution ranks with lateral partner hire08 February 2021
Neil Parkes joins the firm as a commercial disputes and media/tech IP litigation specialist
Insolvency issues for directors09 December 2020
All directors owe duties to their companies. However, once a director knows or should know the company is (or is likely to become) insolvent, creditors' interests become paramount. In practical terms, this means that the nature of directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.
Fertile Ground for Potential Disputes - Dealing with Commercial Contracts During The Second Lockdown: Clive Greenwood writes for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News25 November 2020
Clive Greenwood article for Caterer Licensee Hotelier News discusses the impact of a second English lockdown on supply chain commercial contracts in the hospitality sector.
Trading through the pandemic: insolvency issues, risk and contractual performance12 November 2020
As England endures its second lockdown, it remains unclear how long we will continue to live under coronavirus restrictions. The economic fallout is staggering and the pressure many businesses are facing is unprecedented.
Lewis Silkin wins Real Estate Team of the Year Award 202006 November 2020
Lewis Silkin has won the accolade of Real Estate Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards 2020 for their work on Earl’s Court Regeneration.
Trading through the pandemic: insolvency issues, risk and contractual performance05 November 2020
Six months have passed since the UK’s lockdown. With no immediate signs of a vaccine, it remains unclear how long we will continue to live with Covid restrictions. The economic fallout is staggering and the pressure many businesses are facing is unprecedented. Significant changes were made to the UK’s legal framework to help restructuring professionals address problems faced by distressed businesses (the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 or CIGA). Rules laid down in the act have recently been reviewed, with some changed and updated. In this webinar we will reflect on the position.