Commercial Litigation

We understand that commercial disputes can be a costly and timely distraction for your business. It is essential that you have the right team on your side to take your case forward in a quick and cost effective manner.

Whether you are bringing or defending a claim, our experienced commercial litigation solicitors are here to help you by understanding your business and going the extra mile to resolve the matter to your satisfaction.

Our commercial litigation team have experience in dealing with complex cases across a number of business and public service sectors. It is spearheaded by John Osman, who joined Lysander in 2020.

John holds nearly two decades of experience in the legal sector, formerly Director and Head of Litigation at Gould and Swayne Solicitors, he also held the title of partner for Wansbroughs within their Insurance and Litigation team. Prior to this, John worked for Clarke Wilmott and Somerset County Council. He is a renowned and recognised name in the industry famous league table, the Legal500, and is well placed to guide our teams in resolving the claims you bring forward.

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Data protection

Our data protection solicitors can assist you in complying with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and we can advise you when this evolving area of law changes to impact your business.

Businesses who are data controllers now need to be registered with the Information Commissioner and comply with the strict rules in relation to holding and processing both personal data and sensitive personal data.

Breaching data protection legislation is a criminal offence and can lead to substantial fines. Therefore, businesses need to act now to ensure their compliance.

Procurement disputes

At Lysander Law, we can act in challenges and disputes in the procurement process for both bidders and purchasers.

With some 20 years of public sector knowledge we can act for you in:

  • Central Government procurement
  • Public Sector procurement
  • Procurement by Public Sector Bodies who are using Public Sector Funds
  • Advising successful bidders in finalising contracts
  • Advising successful bidders in the event of a challenge by an unsuccessful bidder
  • Advising unsuccessful bidders in investigating and challenging the award

Partnership/Director/Shareholder disputes

When individuals in business have a dispute, it can have serious consequences for the organisation. Commercial clients will be concerned over both the viability of their organisation and legal costs.

At Lysander Law, we act for Partners, Directors and Shareholders in a wide range of disputes including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Director misfeasance
  • Fraud matters
  • Unfair prejudice petitions against minority shareholders
  • Breach of shareholder agreements
  • Issues arising out of dissolution and termination of partnerships and companies

We seek to provide clear and cost-effective advice to resolve the dispute at the earliest possible stage.

Commercial dilapidations

When individuals in business have a dispute, it can have serious consequences for the organisation. Commercial clients will be concerned over both the viability of their organisation and legal costs.

At Lysander Law, we act for Partners, Directors and Shareholders in a wide range of disputes including:

  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Director misfeasance
  • Fraud matters
  • Unfair prejudice petitions against minority shareholders
  • Breach of shareholder agreements
  • Issues arising out of dissolution and termination of partnerships and companies

We seek to provide clear and cost-effective advice to resolve the dispute at the earliest possible stage.

Commercial tenant eviction

When a commercial tenant does not pay their rent, damages your property or you need to take back possession of it, you have to go through the correct legal process.

At Lysander Law, we represent commercial landlords wishing to evict their tenants. We achieve our client’s goals by:

  • Advising them of their options in relation to expiry of the lease, the right of re-entry and forfeiture
  • Entering into negotiations with the tenant
  • Serving the relevant eviction notices
  • Commencing court proceedings if necessary

We assist our landlord clients by liaising with tenants and property agents, to ensure a successful result.

Commercial tenant disputes

Disputes between Landlords and Tenants can arise in a number of ways including:

  • Terms of the lease
  • Lease renewals
  • Service charge disputes
  • Utility disputes
  • Rent reviews
  • Party walls
  • Rights of way

At Lysander Law, we are experienced in working for major national companies in negotiating, mediating, and taking disputes to court for resolution.

Product liability

Lysander Law has extensive knowledge in relation to product liability claims.

We can offer advice on:

  • Advertising
  • HSE and Trading Standards investigations
  • Labelling
  • Product recall programmes
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management / Crisis management
  • Safety and liability issues

It is essential that you take immediate action so that we can assist you in minimising the impact of claims on your business and its reputation.

Contractual and consumer claims

When you sell goods or services, there are certain standards as a provider you have to adhere to. Unfortunately, sometimes consumers believe the goods and services are defective, sub-standard or not as described. Claims can arise when:

  • You sold goods in a shop which are claimed to be faulty and you refuse a refund
  • Vehicles are sold and returned as it is alleged that they are defective
  • It is claimed contractors have left work unfinished or defective

At Lysander Law, we specialise in representing your business in defending any unwarranted claims.

Commercial contractual disputes

Contractual disputes and issues often occur within business. At Lysander Law, we are experienced in dealing with all types of commercial contract disputes, including:

  • Agency
  • Breach of Confidence
  • Contracts of sale
  • Contracts of hire
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Financial obligations
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Retention of title
  • Warranty and indemnity matters

We will work with you to resolve the dispute in the quickest and most cost-effective manner.

For companies

When a business or an individual fail to pay their invoices, it can affect the success and stability of your company.

Lysander Law’s experienced debt recovery team will work to recover the debts quickly and efficiently. We are able to assist your company recover debts of any value. Our service includes:

  • Pre-legal Action Collection – by contacting the debtor by letter or telephone and seeking payment
  • Payment Agreements – by forming instalment agreements with the debtors
  • Legal Proceedings – by commencing County Court Proceedings and advising you through the Court, Judgment and Enforcement process

Insolvency Proceedings – If your debtor fails to pay, we can take you through the options of winding up their company or making them bankrupt.

When a professional has provided your company with a service that falls below your expectations or causes you financial loss, you may have a professional negligence claim. For example:

  • Accountants give incorrect tax advice or business advice
  • Architects provide you with flawed plans
  • Financial Advisers wrongly managing trusts and investments
  • Solicitors do not follow your instructions or miss crucial deadlines
  • Surveyors failing to see defects when examining a property you are purchasing

At Lysander Law, we will review your professional’s files, advise you upon whether you have a potential claim and take you through the claims process, quickly and efficiently.

Settlement agreements to end your employment by consent

When an employer seeks to make staff redundant, it is necessary to enter into a Settlement Agreement with your employee. We can assist you in drafting the Settlement Agreement and in entering into negotiations with your employee.

The employee has the right to seek legal advice on the Settlement Agreement, the cost of which is normally paid by the employer.

At Lysander Law, we are experienced in negotiating settlements for employers that lead to employees leaving your organisation, without the fear of future claims.

Defending employment tribunals

When an employment dispute cannot be resolved in the workplace or with legal assistance, employees can commence Employment Tribunal Proceedings.

At Lysander Law, we can advise you on all steps in the Employment Tribunal process, from defending the claim to attending claim hearings.

Resolving employment disputes

Our experienced employment team can assist you with day-to-day staffing enquiries or major employment projects. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of employers, relationships with staff can breakdown and employment disputes occur. If you are an employer and are involved in a disagreement, we are here to talk you through your options to hopefully resolve the matter.

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