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Best Litigation Lawyers UK (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Beyond)

Do you need the best litigation lawyer for you in the UK? Whether you need to resolve a commercial dispute, sue to recover debt, claim against another shareholder/partner or more (see below), get in touch here to ask us for help –  we’re always happy to try to point you in the right direction and in any case, here are some of the UK’s top firms of litigation solicitors to consider, in addition to a quick guide to litigation in the UK:-

Best Commercial Litigation Lawyers London

The following are some of the top commercial litigation law firms in London:-

Slaughter and May – “Our dispute resolution lawyers regularly work in multidisciplinary teams with our tax, competition, intellectual property, information technology and infrastructure, energy and natural resources lawyers.”

Allen & Overy LLP – “Throughout our international network, dispute resolution lawyers represent global businesses on litigation, arbitration and mediation matters.”

Saunders Law – “A full-service litigation and dispute resolution law firm, built on the many years of experience of its founding solicitor partners”

Clifford Chance LLP – “We are committed to resolving disputes as efficiently as possible and are focussed on offering solutions that are practical and commercial.”

Selachii LLP – “Our commercial disputes lawyers provide expert advice and assistance aimed at protecting our clients’ best interests.”

Hogan Lovells International LLP – “Our global group has extensive experience in all kinds of corporate and shareholder litigation.”

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP – “We are recognised as a market-leader in financial disputes, competition litigation, global investigations and risk management.”

Linklaters LLP – “We partner with our clients to manage risk and to avoid litigation wherever possible. When litigation is unavoidable, Linklaters focuses on the commercial objectives of clients, while assessing legal, commercial and reputational risk.”

Duncan Lewis (Solicitors) Limited – “Duncan Lewis is one of the leading solicitors in England and Wales offering expert litigation and alternative dispute resolution services.”

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP – “Bringing together litigators, arbitrators, mediators, advocacy experts, regulatory specialists, and investigators, whatever the challenge or opportunity, we partner with our clients every step in the process.”

See more as per Legal 500’s guide to some of the best business litigation law firms in London: https://www.legal500.com/c/london/dispute-resolution/commercial-litigation

Best Litigation Law Firms Manchester

Slater Heelis – “Slater Heelis has built a strong reputation throughout the North West of England for achieving quick and effective resolutions to even the most complex of commercial litigation challenges.”

JMW – “Our commercial litigation team is one of the biggest in the North West. Our depth of knowledge and breadth of experience means we are able to assist with a huge range of business disputes, from the simple to the extremely complex.”

Birmingham Litigation Lawyers

George Green LLP Solicitors – “Our team has considerable experience and expertise in handling a wide range of commercial and civil disputes and ensuing litigation.”

CSK Legal – “Our litigation solicitors have considerable experience and expertise in handling all forms of litigation before the civil courts.”

Lawyers for Litigation in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland

Brodies LLP – “The largest dispute resolution & litigation team in Scotland, with more specialists who are named as leading practitioners in the independent legal directories than any other law firm.”

Burness Paul LLP – “Our dispute resolution team forms one of the largest, strongest and most talented commercial litigation teams in Scotland.”

MBM Commercial – “Ranked in the latest edition of the Legal 500 for Commercial Litigation, the Dispute Resolution team is noted as having “a strong reputation tor taking on cases for the little guy”.”

Drummond Miller LLP – “Drummond Miller’s highly experienced litigation team can assist you in resolving any dispute or claim that may arise.”

BBM Solicitors – “Whatever dispute you may be facing, getting expert legal advice early will often result in the best chance of a quick resolution.”

Complete Clarity Solicitors – “No matter the size or scale of the dispute at hand, we have the experience and expertise to help.”

How to sue a company or person in the UK

Litigation is the main way for people and businesses to resolve their disputes in the UK. There are other ways (known as ‘alternative dispute resolution’ (ADR)), such as arbitration, mediation and expert determination, but litigation is most common, particularly for large commercial disputes.

But between the various countries within the UK (between Scotland, England & Wales and Northern Ireland) the rules and procedures for litigating are different – and indeed Solicitors in one ‘jurisdiction’ usually don’t have ‘rights of audience’ (i.e. ability to appear in court) in the other jurisdictions.

Your Solicitor is best placed to advise on the best course of action as to where, who and how to sue.

What can you sue for in the UK?

You can sue for many things – claims can be in respect of any the following and more:-

  • Shareholder Disputes e.g. where you have fallen out with another shareholder in your company
  • Debt Recovery e.g. where a company hasn’t paid your business’ invoices on time
  • Complex Commercial Litigation e.g. where in the course of a complicated commercial transaction you are involved in a dispute with another business which has, for instance, have breached the terms of a contract (e.g. they haven’t performed as per their obligations)
  • Professional Negligence e.g. where a professional (solicitor, dentist, doctor (‘medical negligence’), accountant, actuary etc) has been negligent in carrying out their professional duties
  • Construction Litigation e.g. where one party in a construction deal has been at fault
  • Land Disputes e.g. where you need to stop your neighbours claiming land beyond your property’s boundaries
  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes e.g. where your tenant hasn’t paid you on time
  • Personal Injury Claims e.g. where you have suffered pain and not been able to work because of being injured by someone else
  • Probate Disputes e.g. where you have expected to get something in the Will of a loved one who has passed away but you appear to have been unfairly left out.
  • Franchise Disputes e.g. where your franchise agreement is being breached by a franchisee
  • Contract Disputes e.g. where you think another business has broken (‘breached’) the terms of a contract
  • Partnership Disputes e.g. where you entered into a partnership with someone and you have fallen out with one of your partners for whatever reason
  • Insurance Litigation e.g. where your business has suffered loss and your insurance company is refusing to pay what you thought they would
  • Small Claims e.g. you have a relatively small amount of money you need to recover from a person or business
  • Intellectual Property Litigation e.g. where a business or person has effectively stolen your idea or is pretending to be your business

Litigation Funding Options

There may be various litigation funding options open to you, which can help pay for the cost of your lawyer(s). The following are some of the main ones:-

  • Fixed Fees (i.e. where your litigation solicitor will set a fixed fee, avoiding charging per billable hour which is slowly becoming less prevalent)
  • Blended Rates (e.g. a single rate for all fee earners in the law firm that work on your case, so that you don’t always have to pay the higher hourly rates of partners)
  • Third Party Funding (e.g. where a third party will finance your litigation with a view to making money should your claim be successful)
  • Conditional Fee Arrangements (CFAs) (which includes No Win No Fee (most common for personal injury claims))
  • Discounted Conditional Fee Arrangements
  • Damages Based Agreements (DBAs)
  • Fixed Fee Retainers (e.g. fixed monthly fees for the duration of the litigation)

For Scotland, see this useful new guide from Out-Law.com (‘More civil litigation funding options for Scotland’).

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Getting professional litigation advice from expert litigation lawyers

If in doubt as to the best course of action for your, it’s best to contact a litigation lawyer at the earliest possible opportunity.

Need a second opinion on your dispute or want to ask a free question?

Get in touch here and we’ll be happy to point you in the right direction.

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