We will provide you clients with prompt, clear and pragmatic support and advice if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being in dispute.

We understand that when faced with a dispute clients you need to minimise disruption and contain costs to achieve the best achievable result.  Our team can deliver these outcomes for you, whether you’re a social enterprise, co-operative, mutual, community-led enterprise, public-sector spin-out, tenant management organisation or values-driven business.  

Our commercial-disputes service

We provide support for a full range of commercial disputes, including:

Our emphasis is on helping you to find the best solutions whilst safeguarding your organisation's interests. We recognise that successful resolution of disputes can be achieved in many different ways, including through mediation. Our commercial dispute-resolution team is able to advise you on how to reduce the risk of disputes arising, and we frequently train clients on dispute avoidance and management techniques. One of our partners, Andrew Lancaster, is an experienced mediator, accredited by CEDR.

Standard of proof in suicide cases
Standard of proof in suicide cases

A long-awaited decision of the Court of Appeal has clarified that a lower standard of proof should apply than previously thought before an Inquest can return a conclusion of suicide.

Managing absenteeism in education
Managing absenteeism in education

In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.

Contract management pitfalls
Contract management pitfalls

Social housing providers will routinely have a number of construction projects underway at any one time. It is essential for client teams to understand and avoid key contract management pitfalls.

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