Navigating you through conflict.

When it comes to commercial relationships, it is inevitable that disagreements will occur from time to time, even when you own or are responsible for the running of a well operating, cohesive business. Disputes are inherently stressful and it is vital to resolve them swiftly and effectively so you can get back to focusing on the core day-to-day activities required for commercial success. To support you in navigating these conflicts, you should work with a legal team with the expertise to provide you with innovative strategies which fulfil your objectives and align with your business interests.  

Our Commercial disputes team advises organisations across a wide variety of industries on the full range of commercial disputes. We work with you closely, becoming experts in your industry and gaining a full awareness of the intricacies of your business and its activities. We will then use this knowledge to provide you with carefully tailored, dynamic solutions which fit into your wider commercial strategy and deliver results.

We pride ourselves on being a team of creative strategists with the expertise to undertake extremely high value and complex claims, which often involve an international element, in a proactive and cost-effective manner.

Crucially we have strong relationships with litigation funders, an important new facet of the litigation landscape. This puts us in the unique position where, once we have helped clients find the right funding, we can move forward in tandem with the funders to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.

We advise on:

  • Breach of contract
  • Company disputes including M&A and warranty claims
  • Partnership disputes and Shareholder/Boardroom disputes
  • Disputes arising from breach of directors’ duties
  • Agency disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Civil fraud
  • Trade disputes
  • Product liability disputes

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Navigating your business through conflict

Conflicts are an unfortunate yet inevitable part of commercial life which must be dealt with swiftly and effectively. We work with clients across a vast range of industries supporting them through the full range of disputes.

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Comments from Legal 500 UK 2021

Comments from Legal 500 UK 2021

What they say about us

“Unlike other law firms we previously used, Collyer Bristow has shown nimbleness and out of the box thinking we had not previously experienced. The firm’s commitment has pro-actively been on the front foot, and their counsel clear with legal correspondence that is elegant, cost effective and coherent; on the whole we are very impressed by the firms offering!”

“We are extremely impressed and grateful to Richard Viegas for his total 24/7 commitment to our claim; we changed law firms midway [but] the team quickly got into the minutiae of matters, took control of, drove complex litigation and provided us tremendous comfort they fully understood the dynamics of our claim”

“It is clear to us Richard Viegas has created a litigation practice that is a cut above the rest in London”

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Richard Viegas

Partner - Head of Commercial Disputes

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Cross-border dispute

Our Commercial disputes team is acting in a on-going and complex cross-border fraud dispute in claim for over £40 million.

Richard Viegas

Partner - Head of Commercial Disputes

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Liability of litigation funders dispute

We acted in a complex £multi-million dispute with a bank and its advisors regarding the liability of third-party litigation funders .

Richard Viegas

Partner - Head of Commercial Disputes

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Mining company dispute

We acted for a consulting firm in a complex £multimillion claim against one of the world’s leading professional services firms for breach of contract and other related claims, relating to a mining company.

Cross-border dispute

Our Commercial disputes team is acting in a on-going and complex cross-border fraud dispute in claim for over £40 million.

Richard Viegas

Liability of litigation funders dispute

We acted in a complex £multi-million dispute with a bank and its advisors regarding the liability of third-party litigation funders .

Richard Viegas

Mining company dispute

We acted for a consulting firm in a complex £multimillion claim against one of the world’s leading professional services firms for breach of contract and other related claims, relating to a mining company.

Richard Viegas

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Richard Viegas

Richard Viegas

Partner - Head of Commercial Disputes

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Steven  Heffer

Steven Heffer

Partner - Head of Media & Privacy

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Roger Billins

Roger Billins

Consultant

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Nichola Leach

Nichola Leach

Associate

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Ryan Lynch

Ryan Lynch

Senior Associate

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“Exceptionally well-informed about the market, intelligent and able to learn new areas of business very quickly. They are also commercial and pragmatic”

Legal 500, 2021