Business disputes can be very damaging, taking up time, money and energy that could be better spent on driving your business forward. Seeking expert legal advice at an early opportunity can often allow disputes to be resolved quickly, amicably and cost-effectively, protecting your interests and allowing you to focus on running your business.

At Stephen Rimmer, our highly experienced commercial litigation solicitors work with a wide range of businesses in Eastbourne, Hastings and across East Sussex. Using our expertise and dispute resolution skills, we can help your business achieve the right outcome for your situation in the right way for your commercial priorities.

How we can help your business with commercial litigation

Our team can offer sensible, commercially sensitive assistance with all manner of business disputes, including:

Why choose our business dispute resolution solicitors?

Our litigation team have many years of experience handling commercial disputes for a wide range of clients, including high value and complex matters. We will always look for the fastest, most efficient way to resolve your dispute in a way that matches your overall business interests and goals.

With strong skills in negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, we can typically resolve most disputes without the need for court proceedings. This can save your business time and money, as well as keeping the matter private. However, where court action is needed, we can ensure you have the best available representation to robustly defend your interests.

We also specialist in civil litigation for personal disputes.

Consult our commercial litigation solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

For clear, pragmatic help to resolve a business dispute, please contact our expert team now:

Our business dispute resolution services

Letters before action

Many commercial disputes can be resolved quickly and cost-effectively with a well-drafted letter before action. This will set out:

  • The nature of the dispute
  • Your legal position (with reference to any relevant contracts and agreements, statutes and regulations etc.)
  • How you want the dispute to be resolved
  • The further action you will take if a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached

Our team can draft clear, robust letters before action and deal with any follow up correspondence, giving you the best chance of swiftly achieving a positive outcome.

Constructive negotiation & alternative dispute resolution

Where the parties are willing to work together to find an amicable solution, we can assist with negotiating the terms of any settlement. We can also assist with options such as commercial mediation where appropriate.

Keeping matters out of court will usually save you time and money, as well as avoiding unnecessary conflict. This can be particularly beneficial where you wish to preserve a positive relationship with the other party or parties going forward.

Avoiding court proceedings also has the benefit of keeping the nature of your dispute and any settlement private, protecting your reputation.

Court proceedings

In some cases, court proceedings may be the best option to secure the outcome you need. Where this is the case, we will provide realistic advice on the strength of your case and the costs involved, so you can make an informed choice about whether you wish to go down this route.

Should you decide to pursue court proceedings, we can help to make sure your case is prepared effectively and that you have the best available representation for any hearings you must attend.

Our commercial litigation pricing

We understand the need to keep the cost of resolving your dispute proportional to the value of the outcome you want achieve. We will always advise you on the likely costs involved in any particular approach and whether we feel this is likely to be cost effective.

We can offer some aspects of our dispute resolution services on a fixed fee basis e.g. writing letters before action. Where this is not possible, we will tell you the hourly rates charged by everyone we expect to work on your case and give a realistic estimate of your likely overall costs.

Where appropriate, we may be able to offer a conditional fee agreement, meaning your business will only need to cover our legal fees if we secure a positive outcome for your dispute.

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

Speak to our business dispute resolution solicitors in Eastbourne and Hastings

From our offices in Eastbourne and Hastings, our commercial litigation team work with clients all across East Sussex, including in Bexhill-on-Sea, Hailsham, Polegate, Battle, Pevensey and St Leonards-on-Sea.

To find out how we can help with your business dispute, please contact our expert team now:

Our Dispute Resolution Team

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