Commercial Disputes

Our commercial disputes team is among the leading commercial litigation practices in the South West. Our experienced commercial lawyers successfully represent business clients across a wide range of sectors, including the rural, food and drink, hospitality, and leisure and tourism sectors for which the region is so well known, in litigation and dispute resolution. Whatever the nature of your commercial dispute, and whatever your business, we can help.

We represent clients at every stage of the dispute process and have established a reputation for delivering effective legal solutions that advance our clients’ interests and protect their assets and reputations.

We recognise that in any dispute, what most businesses want is a practical and effective solution – one that protects their commercial interests and clears the way for them to focus on business as usual. That’s why our expert commercial litigators will take the time to fully understand the challenges you are facing, your commercial objectives and the wider context of your business. Using this knowledge, we will develop a pragmatic, tailored solution to your dispute.

Commercial dispute approaches

In many commercial disputes, an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method such as mediation, expert determination or arbitration, may be the best approach. Our commercial disputes team is highly skilled in all forms of ADR and has used these methods to achieve positive outcomes for clients across a range of disputes and sectors.

However, inevitably, some cases will require court proceedings and when they do, our commercial litigators have the skills and experience to be as robust and aggressive as is required to achieve the best outcomes for your business. Our team has a track record of success in handling complex cases, and we have been involved in notable cases reported in law reports, including disputes involving fiduciary duties and successful costs appeals.

Expert legal advice

Our commercial disputes lawyers work closely with experts from around our firm, including specialist lawyers from our corporate and commercial, employment, rural and commercial property teams. Their knowledge and understanding of the commercial drivers, contracts and legal context for different types of business enable us to provide a comprehensive and commercially informed service to our clients.

We work with a trusted network of experienced third-party professionals, including accountants, surveyors, commercial agents, and insolvency practitioners. Where required, we can bring in these experts to assist with your litigation process and ensure the best-possible chance of success.

Commercial disputes fees

We provide a personal and professional service, keeping your commercial interests at the forefront of everything we do. We offer flexible pricing structures, including competitive hourly rates, alternative funding agreements, and fixed-fee packages, ensuring transparency and affordability.

Contact us today to discuss your commercial dispute and let our expert team develop a solution that leaves you free to focus on what you do best: running your business.


Abi Lutey

Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

Peter Lamble

Chair & Partner

Fleur Uren


Hayley Blatch

Litigation Executive

Yasin Ahmed

Trainee Solicitor

Client Testimonials

Abi has proven as our Knight in shining armour with her care, understanding and wise direction which has proven an inspiration of justified protection of our family business.


We just wanted to say thank you for taking on our case and offering reassurance to tears at the other end of the phone. You gave us validation at a time we were being warned not take them on and confidence to do so. It made us feel as though someone was looking out for us.


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Abi Lutey

Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution

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