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Business and commercial disputes

Our approach to resolving business and commercial disputes is to secure success for you as quickly as we can in a cost effective manners.

Business and commercial disputes are an inherent risk of running a business. They are a distraction, time consuming, impeding development of the business.

Our experienced litigation lawyers will listen to you to understand the facts and what a solution to the issues looks like for you. We shall advise as to the tactical and strategic options. We offer practical, clear, commercial advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and of course the costs of pursuing the claim or defending a claim. We shall not offer false hope. If we think your case has weaknesses then we shall say so.

We have expertise in all methods of dispute resolution – face to face negotiations, mediation, arbitration, expert determination, adjudication of construction disputes, as well as the County Court and High Court.

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Appointments during Coronavirus lockdown

During these difficult and unprecedented times, please rest assured that the business and commercial disputes team at Paris Smith is still available to support you and your business, should you need us. Whether you are an existing client or somebody who needs assistance for the first time, we can still meet or speak with you via Skype, Facetime or other video conferencing facilities.

For more information, please call either the head of our business and commercial disputes team, David Eminton on 023 8048 2284; or visit our team and individual lawyers’ pages for our contact details.



A client reports: “They adopt a collaborative approach to ensure that a complicated matter can be covered as efficiently as possible, by inviting all relevant parties to the table early on.” Another adds: “They’re an experienced and dedicated team embracing our requirements.”


Chambers and Partners 2020

Known for being an experienced team that stands out for its expertise in debt recovery work assisting notable asset-based lenders. Acts for an impressive roster of regional and national clients, and is also regularly called upon for its strengths in trust and probate cases, shareholder litigation, and landlord and tenant disputes. Capable of advising on insolvency claims. Sources say “They have lots of experienced lawyers who are especially adept at handling insolvency claims”. 


Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2018

Paris Smith LLP’s team is ‘very responsive and provides excellent and nuanced advice‘. David Eminton is well-known for his focus on real estate and insolvency litigation. Recently promoted partner, Christopher Holliss, wins praise for his ‘fantastic service‘ and Jason Oliver is ‘responsive to ideas and doesn’t jump to (expensive) conclusions‘. The team is further enhanced by insolvency expert Mike Pavitt.


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