Our experienced commercial-dispute team provides support and advice to social enterprises on all aspects of resolving commercial disputes.

We understand that not all commercial disputes can be avoided, but when they do arise our commercial-dispute team will work in partnership with your social enterprise to ensure that a solution is reached quickly, cost-effectively and with the minimum level of disruption to your organisation.

Our extensive knowledge and experience of the social-business sector enables us to provide clear and practical advice and support to community organisations, co-operatives, mutuals, community-led enterprises, social enterprises and public-sector spin-outs to resolve commercial disputes and reduce the risk of future disputes.

Our resolving commercial disputes service

At Anthony Collins Solicitors our experienced commercial-dispute solicitors work in partnership with social enterprises to provide support for a full range of commercial disputes, including:

  • Contract and commercial.
  • Construction, repairs and maintenance.
  • Procurement.
  • Commercial-property disputes.
  • Disputes between an organisation and its tenants/customers.
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy.
  • IT and intellectual property.
  • Defamation and reputational damage.
  • Debt recovery.
  • Employment disputes.
  • Governance disputes.
  • Professional negligence.
  • Defending or bringing challenges to decisions of public bodies by judicial review.

We are committed to working with you to reach workable outcomes to commercial disputes and find solutions that safeguard your organisations interests. From our experience we understand that dispute resolution can take many different forms, which is why our advice is tailored to each client and their unique set of circumstances.

Where possible we will work with you to reach resolution through mediation, our specialist mediation team has many years of experience of using mediation to resolve commercial disputes and one of our partners, Andrew Lancaster, is an experienced mediator, accredited by CEDR.

In addition to resolving commercial disputes our team works with social enterprises to reduce the risk of future disputes arising and can provide training to clients on dispute avoidance and management techniques.

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