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Commercial Litigation

Any commercial litigation dispute involving your business is a problem you can do without. Disputes eat up your time and money, and are a drain on staff resources. They are stressful and distracting, and can do serious damage to key relationships.

The bottom line is that you and your business need the problem resolved as quickly as possible.


Lodders’ commercial dispute resolution team has many years’ experience of successfully resolving disputes across different business sectors, allowing you to focus on the important task of running your business while we take the strain. Whether your business is owed money under a contract, is embroiled in a dispute between shareholders or directors, has suffered loss as a result of a defective product, or faces any other legal challenge – our solicitors have the knowledge and experience necessary to help guide you through the storm.

Whatever the dispute you are facing, we will work closely with you from the very outset to understand your business’s needs.

From day one of our relationship with you, our focus will be to identify practical, cost-effective solutions, and to implement a dispute resolution strategy that meets your priorities and minimises disruption to your business.


Our experience shows that a large number of commercial disputes can be brought under control quickly and resolved on satisfactory terms through careful advice and effective negotiation.  However, where that is not possible, we will work tirelessly to fight your corner – through court or other legal action, if necessary – while never losing sight of your end-goal: resolution on the best terms achievable.

To find out more about Lodders’ Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution law services, please fill in the enquiry form below, or contact us on 01789 293259 (Stratford upon Avon) or 01242 228370 (Cheltenham).

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    Lodders' Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution services include:

    • Contractual disputes
    • Partnership and shareholder disputes
    • Corporate disputes
    • Insolvency disputes
    • Professional negligence
    • Intellectual property disputes
    • Commercial agency disputes
    • Insurance disputes
    • Defamation
    • Employment restrictive covenant disputes
    • Commercial debt recovery

    Meet the Team

    Tom Ellis
    Senior Associate
    Lauren Smith


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    Reviews & Testimonials

    • Dispute issues arise, and over the last 15 years we have instructed Mike Wakeling at Lodders to advise. He has the experience and knowledge, which along with expert opinion if necessary, allows an informed decision on proceeding. On the issues which needed pursuing, we’ve also found determination and attention to detail, and are very happy to recommend his services.
    • The services that you provide and the quality of work are excellent. At all times, everyone involved at Lodders Solicitors is so helpful, thorough, persistent, fair, and transparent. Total professionalism. I have no reservation in highly recommending your firm.
      A Richards - Managing Director, WD Group
    • I wouldn’t hesitate to promote Mike Wakeling and his litigation team. We’ve used them for 20 years and know them to be thorough and knowledgeable, and also to be open and honest on the merits and direction of the case, they are not, in our experience, fee chasers for anyone considering using them for the first time.
      Jerry Leach - Managing Director, Sage Building Envelope Contractors