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Commercial litigation matters can have serious negative consequences for business, impacting many aspects, including time, money and energy, all things which could be better used towards growing a business and optimising its success.

At Stephen Rimmer, the commercial dispute team are built up of specialist solicitors with a wealth of skill and expertise in all types of matters, having worked with clients from all backgrounds and industries. We can make certain your business needs are clearly heard and met in the most appropriate way forward. At Stephen Rimmer, we guide clients towards amicable dispute resolution methods, away from the conflict court litigation often brings.

How we can help you with commercial dispute resolution in Hastings

Our Hastings commercial litigation lawyers offer sensible, pragmatic support for matters including:

Why choose our commercial litigation lawyers in Hastings?

At Stephen Rimmer, we recognise that your commercial litigation situation will be personal to you. For this reason, our solicitors tailor our advice to align with your circumstances and needs. The team will carefully listen to your situation and ensure we provide the best advice to suit you.

Where it is most appropriate to do so, our team guide our clients towards non-confrontational, constructive litigation approaches for commercial disputes.

Book a free 30-minute consultation with our commercial litigation solicitors in Hastings

We offer a free, no obligation 30-minute chat with one of our specialist commercial litigation lawyers in Hastings to all new clients.

To arrange your initial consultation, you can:

How we can help with commercial litigation advice in Hastings

Commercial property disputes

Your business’s property is often its most valuable asset, and the premises suffering complications, such as a dispute with your landlord, can have a negative implication on your day-to-day operations. To ensure everything runs smoothly and matters are swiftly handled, speaking to a solicitor is paramount.

Our commercial property disputes lawyers in Hastings have a high level of tactical approaches which can help to ensure your business does not suffer as a result of the dispute. These methods are often cheaper, quicker and less contentious. Should these out-of-court actions not be successful, our team can provide expert preparation and representation through court litigation.

Our commercial property disputes solicitors in Hastings can support with issues such as:

  • Breach of covenant
  • Rent and service charge recovery
  • Lease forfeiture and possession
  • Lease renewals
  • Dilapidations

Find more about our commercial property disputes services.

Contract disputes

If a commercial contract has been breached, whether by an employee, supplier or someone else, it can significantly impact your business, so seeking the guidance of a solicitor is essential to protect your interests.

Our solicitors can help settle your dispute through methods of alternative dispute resolution, such as private negotiation or mediation. Not all contract disputes are able to come to an amicable resolution and may require court litigation.

Find more about our contract disputes services.

Business debt recovery

A business not properly being paid by customers or clients can lead to many problems later down the line, including financial difficulties. The support of a solicitor can quickly solve these potential issues from occurring.

Our solicitors can swiftly recover debts owed to you, helping to ensure your business does not suffer as a consequence of late payments. At Stephen Rimmer, our team have strong commercial knowledge and skill, having helped many commercial clients over the years by delivering clear advice in plain English.

Our solicitors in Hastings can provide assistance on matters to include:

  • Letters Before Action to demand repayment of a debt
  • Pre-action negotiations and advice on the viability of settlement offers
  • Investigating a debtor’s ability to repay and advising on the viability of legal action
  • County Court money claims
  • Enforcing County Court Judgments (CCJs) using County Court bailiffs
  • Transferring CCJs to the High Court to authorise High Court Enforcement Officers to enforce the debt (Writs of Control)
  • Seeking Charging Orders to secure debts over property
  • Enforcing the sale of property to repay a debt
  • Providing advice on insolvency procedures, including:
    • Advising on whether pursuing insolvency action is the right option for your business
    • Serving Statutory Demands
    • Bankruptcy petitions (to make an individual bankrupt)
    • Winding Up petitions (to make a company insolvent)
    • Moratoriums and restructuring procedures under the recently introduced Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

Find more about our business debt recovery services.

Employment disputes

There are considerable employment laws that employers are required to follow. Should a current or past employee make an accusation or employment law claim, our specialist solicitors can be on hand to swiftly resolve these difficult matters, ensuring you receive clear and effective advice and guidance.

Our employment disputes solicitors in Hastings can assist with matters to include:

  • Discrimination
  • Unfair
  • Constructively unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Collective consultation
  • Family friendly rights
  • Restructures
  • Redundancy
  • Employee exit strategy
  • Executive severance
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE
  • Data Protection
  • The law relating to Part-time employees and Fixed Term Workers
  • Working Time Regulations
  • Unlawful deductions
  • Time off to train or care for a dependant
  • Disciplinary
  • Capability
  • Performance management
  • Grievance procedures

Find more about our employment disputes services.

Partnership disputes

Being in dispute with your partner can be daunting and impact your business moving forward. Seeking the support of a solicitor is important.

Our solicitors can provide specialist advice, whether your partnership is governed by the partnership act 1890 or through a partnership agreement. We have assisted clients from all industries, ensuring matters are swiftly handled in an approach that avoids conflict where possible.

Boardroom & shareholder disputes

Shareholder disputes can be disruptive, stressful and seriously harmful to the business. Unfortunately, they can occur for various reasons, but it’s important to swiftly and accurately resolve matters with the assistance of a solicitor who knows how.

Our solicitors navigate clients towards non-contentious and strategic methods to resolving shareholder’s disputes where possible.

Our solicitors in Hastings can assist with matters to include:

  • Breach of shareholder agreements
  • Breach of director’s duties
  • Injunctions
  • Shareholder fraud
  • Unfair prejudice petitions

Professional negligence claims

Professional advice is often needed by us all during our lifetime, and we expect to receive proper, effective advice that does not negatively impact us. Should you receive poor advice which has a detrimental effect on your life, such as a financial loss, acquiring effective legal advice is essential.

Our team understand how daunting seeking professional advice again after suffering negligence, but our solicitors have years of combined expertise in all types of claims. We strive to provide clear advice and practical guidance with a positive outcome. At Stephen Rimmer, we have a successful track record in securing high levels of compensation.

Our solicitors in Hastings can advise on professional negligence claims matters, including:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Barristers
  • Engineers
  • Financial advisors
  • Insurance brokers
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Tax consultants

Insolvency litigation

Your business being in debt and owing money to creditors can have considerable consequences for its future. If you are in financial difficulty, speaking to a solicitor is crucial to ensure you get the advice you need.

Our solicitors have a wealth of knowledge in both straightforward and complex matters and can ensure any potential problems are sidestepped in the best possible way, helping your business to continue operations as normal.

Our insolvency litigation solicitor’s expertise includes:

  • Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs)
  • Refinancing
  • Liquidation
  • Claims against directors
  • Winding-up proceedings
  • Statutory demands
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Administration

Find more about our insolvency litigation services.

Defamation claims

Defamation can be severely detrimental to a business and its reputation and can potentially result in financial losses. If your business has experienced defamation, speak to a solicitor for advice and options moving forward.

Our solicitors appreciate how difficult and daunting defamation can be for a business. With the efficient assistance of our team, you can be certain to receive accurate advice. Our team will notify you of the appropriate options depending on your particular case, ensuring your best interests are protected.

  • Draft a cease and desist letter
  • Apply to the court for a defamation injunction
  • Provide advice and assistance with alternative dispute resolution methods
  • Guide you through the Pre-action Protocol for Media and Communication Claims process
  • Prepare for court litigation and represent you

Find more about our defamation claims services.

Our commercial dispute resolution fees in Hastings

Fixed fee commercial litigation in Hastings

Our team may be able to handle particular aspects of commercial litigation on a fixed fee basis where matters are more straightforward to resolve. This means we are able to provide a clear cost estimate prior to carrying out work on your behalf.

Hourly rates for commercial litigation advice in Hastings

Some commercial litigation matters can be more complicated and pressing. For cases such as these, it may be more suitable for our solicitors to charge an hourly rate. We will base this on the legal expertise and support required. Prior to carrying out work, our team will provide an estimate of our legal fees.

Find out more about our hourly rates and the way we charge for our work.

Speak to our commercial litigation resolution solicitors in Hastings

Our commercial dispute solicitors in Hastings work with clients all across East Sussex, including Bexhill-on-Sea, Hailsham, Polegate, Battle, Pevensey and St Leonards-on-Sea.

To arrange a free, no obligation 30-minute interview with our team, you can:

How can we help you?

Call us today on 01323 644222 to get the specialist help you need.