Whether you operate a large business or are a private individual, it is an unfortunate fact of life that not every commercial transaction runs smoothly to completion and payment. By the time lawyers are needed parties are often deadlocked and both stand to lose not only significant amounts of money on legal costs but also to expend large amounts of their resources on the down time and stress associated with lengthy legal proceedings and trials.
Finding an early solution gives parties the best chance of preserving their business relationships and goodwill. Whereas engaging in lengthy legal battles leads to an irretrievable destructive breakdown of commercial relationships between clients as well as financial and emotional stress to both parties.
We are experienced at breaking deadlocks and finding sensible effective commercial solutions which see contracts completed and payment secured to problems at the earliest opportunity. Often it is a matter of identifying each area of dispute with care and methodically addressing issues in a way that is satisfactory to both parties.
We recognise that in some instances commercial disputes arise as a consequence of unreasonable behaviour or conduct by one or more parties to a transaction. In other instances disputes may arise simply because of sharp business practices, a reluctance by a debtor to meet the debts of their creditors, or because of a cash flow shortages. Whatever the situation we have the knowledge, skills and experience to assist to resolve any commercial dispute through negotiation, mediation or trial.
We do not believe in throwing good money after bad. In circumstances where a debtor simply does not have sufficient funds to meet their debts, we have considerable knowledge of and experience with corporate insolvencies and bankruptcy. In appropriate cases as part of our ordinary processes we can make enquiries into the asset position of a corporation or individual to minimise the risks of our clients expending large amounts of time, money and resources pursuing debts which ultimately prove to be irrecoverable.