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Commercial litigation2017-11-28T10:02:57+00:00

Commercial litigation

Hemingways boasts a formidable team of litigators and provides its clients with the highest standard of service available.

We provide commercial litigation services to businesses and individuals and are regularly recommended to clients by fellow lawyers and professionals. We regularly handle disputes where the value exceeds £1m.

We provide specialist advice in relation to various types of commercial dispute. For example:

  • commercial contract disputes
  • shareholder and partnership disputes
  • breach of directors’ duties
  • negligence claims against professionals
  • insolvency litigation
  • breach of restrictive covenants

Examples of our work

  • Recovering more than 90% of a £1m claim, and recovery of all legal costs, in a claim for breach of a shareholders agreement
  • Acting in £3.5m professional negligence proceedings against a client’s former lawyers for failing to adequately protect intellectual property rights in numerous jurisdictions
  • Defending 4 shareholders in £1.3m section 994 proceedings and achieving settlement at trial with a modest payment to the outgoing shareholder
  • Successfully defending a £1m claim brought by a hotel owner against a national hotel management chain and recovering a substantial payment towards our client’s own claim and legal costs
  • Recovering a six figure sum for company administrators from directors and shareholders and enforcing the judgment through charging orders over various properties
  • Recovering substantial payments on behalf of the beneficiaries of a £160m discretionary trust in a long running dispute
  • Successfully defending 2 shareholders in section 994 proceedings in the Court of Appeal after a High Court decision in favour of the petitioner
  • Securing a six figure settlement for our client from a company after obtaining freezing injunctions against that company and two new companies set up in preparation for a pre-packaged administration