Commercial Litigation

Our Commercial Litigation team is part of one of the largest and most successful dispute resolution teams outside London.

Dispute Resolution

We are committed to providing a partner-led service and are proud of our reputation for being approachable and client focussed. We take a commercial approach to dispute resolution, backed by excellent legal knowledge. We have a consistent record of success in complex, high-value disputes.

Our team is trusted by leading companies and entrepreneurs to advise on the resolution of complex, commercial disputes with significant stakes. In all our relationships, we value clear and proactive communication at all levels. No-one likes surprises in dispute resolution. We actively manage the dispute resolution process to ensure that our clients understand fully their position, their choices, the procedures, funding options and their potential cost liabilities.

Dispute Avoidance

We are committed to dispute avoidance and consistently work with our clients to ensure their businesses manage risk and disputes efficiently and economically. We strive to understand our clients’ businesses and the issues they face. When disputes do arise, we devise clear strategies for dispute management to find a resolution to every problem, large or small, which is appropriate to our clients’ means and expectations and contributes to their business goals.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Throughout a dispute, we assess the opportunities for settlement negotiation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The overall goal is always to meet the desired commercial outcome as cost effectively as possible. Our team are experienced ADR practitioners and includes mediators trained by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Our specialisms

Our lawyers are commercial litigation specialists and have extensive experience of resolving contract and commercial disputes covering a wide spectrum of specialisms. These are just a few examples of the type of work we do:

  • preliminary advice on disputes arising from contract claims
  • advising on and conducting settlement negotiations and ADR proceedings such as mediation and expert determination
  • commercial contract claims
  • corporate and partnership disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • product recall
  • pensions disputes
  • judicial review
  • procurement disputes
  • IT and telecoms disputes
  • defamation claims
  • social media disputes
  • handling press coverage of disputes
  • allegations of fraud
  • asset recovery
  • regulatory disputes
  • obtaining injunctions or defending injunction applications
  • international and cross border disputes
  • national and international arbitration disputes
  • enforcement proceedings and recovery of costs

We are consistently rated and recognised by leading legal directories for this practice area:

Legal 500

Award for best ‘Dispute Resolution Team of the Year’ (outside London)

“Top-notch regional firm’ Walker Morris LLP has ‘some of the leading litigators in the North’.”


“Enjoys a strong reputation for its ability to handle complex disputes for a diverse client base including international companies.”

Client comments: Bench strength: “They get good results. Top-notch City-trained lawyers at regional prices. Very good partners and very good associates too.”

Our Specialists