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Healys contractual disputes team has the specialism and expertise to assist with all types of contractual dispute. We act for individuals, companies and partnerships in relation to matters ranging in value from a few thousand pounds to multi-million pound disputes.

With extensive experience in dealing with a wide range of commercial contractual disputes, and drawing on the wide range of specialist expertise across the firm, our contractual disputes team can advise on the following:

  • Agency disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Cost disputes
  • Guarantee disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • IT disputes
  • Service contracts
  • Supply disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Property disputes (including landlord and tenant disputes)
  • Regulatory disputes

Our lawyers are able to offer practical and commercial advice, tailored to each individual client. Whether by litigation, negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, our aim is always to resolve disputes to the client’s satisfaction in as cost-effective and efficient way possible.

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Call our London office on 020 7822 4000 or our Brighton office on 01273 685 888. You can also contact us online.
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Commercial Contractual Disputes capabilities
Commercial Contractual Disputes experiences
  • A claim for fraud arising out of the dishonest diversion of business, clients and income by the Managing Director and others. The Defendants had dishonestly diverting payments and used the client’s news feed to provide services to other customers. After obtaining a Freezing Injunction against the Defendants and having settled the claim there will be a near total recovery: £3,000,000
  • Defending a claim pursuant to a personal guarantee and legal mortgage on the basis that the underlying contract was illegal: $350,000
  • Acting for a bank in a claim under a personal guarantee. The guarantor has alleged that the company was not indebted to the bank because fraudulent and/or unauthorised payments were made by it to the company’s suppliers: £150,000
  • Defending a claim by two investors in the company who had failed to complete an arrangement to pay £2.8m for the purchase of plant and machinery and then claimed title to the plant and machinery and its delivery up. The shareholders then commenced proceedings in Court in Kaliningrad, Russia and we liaised with our client’s Russian lawyers on issues of company law and title to goods. Our client was successful and we are now advising on potential claims against the two investors for losses arising from their failure to complete the arrangement: £2,800,000
  • Shareholder dispute where a principal shareholder refused to participate in the company where a shareholder agreement in effect prevented any decision regarding the running of the company to be made without the consent of the two principal shareholders, which had created deadlock. Advising on s459 and on just and equitable winding up: £6 million
  • Shareholder dispute arising from the ownership of a company by one shareholder which the other claimed should be a subsidiary: £10,000,000
  • A claim against the seller of a company for failure to disclose material information regarding the use of land and reports as part of the due diligence exercise: £5,000,000
  • Shareholder dispute regarding liability for payments to the group pension scheme and who should bear the shortfall under sections 75 and 75A of the Pensions Action 1995: £1,000,000 per year
  • Defending a claim regarding the contamination of land (phthalate and DOP contamination) that had leaked from the client’s site onto a neighbour’s land and liaising with the Environmental Agency given the presence of hazardous substances and hydrocarbons entering a local river.
  • A claim by a property agent for unpaid introductory commission arising from the purchase of a plot of land for £13,000,000: £195,000
  • Acting for a charity hospital in claims for increased patient fees from placing Care Commissioning Groups. This claim involves 12 CCG’s and a total claim in excess of £1,000,000.
  • Advising a hospital in relation to an attempt by the responsible CCG that the hospital should be responsible for collecting payment of future costs of prescriptions of £1,200,00 per year.
  • Claim against a company for breach of copyright and fraud by using our client’s test results to obtain a licence granted by a local authority (A9 approval) and against the local authority for incorrectly granting the approval.
  • A claim against former directors arising out of the dishonest diversion of income by selling products at cost to a separate company owned by them and then on selling the product whilst under-cutting the client on price: £750,000
  • A claim for the recovery of a loan made by an on-line lender fraudulently obtained by impersonation, involving pursuing the receiving bank for failure to follow anti-money laundering proceedings, resulting in a full recovery: £80,000
  • Acted for two shareholders against a majority shareholder, trading company and parent company in a claim to recover the shares/their value which had been acquired by the Defendants through misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and/or breach of fiduciary duties. Multi-million pound settlement achieved on the first day of trial
  • Acted for claimants (many on some sort of no-win no-fee basis) in professional negligence claims against solicitors, architects, surveyors, accountants and tax advisors of which 8 settled (without trial) this year in an aggregate amount of damages of about £2 million
  • Acted for energy supplier company in defence of claim by a competitor for the economic torts of conspiracy, inducement to breach, tortious interference and misuse of confidential information
  • Acted for 4 of 18 individuals/companies in defence of claims alleging fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy in respect of multi-million pound London property developments
  • Acted for in excess of 100 individuals against Cypriot banks, developers and lawyers in relation to the mis-selling of property in Cyprus
  • Acted for 18 shipping companies in relation to disputes regarding various asset finance related agreements, guarantees and mortgage documents involving proceedings in England, South Africa, New York and Cyprus
  • Acted for 1 of 18 Defendants in claims for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means/deceit for misrepresentations involving many jurisdictions, application contesting jurisdiction and anti suit injunction
  • Acted for a client in a multi-party breach of contract and competition law claim for a sum in excess of £5 million arising out of an agreement to provide advertising on the London Underground
  • Acted for property developers in regards to a multi-party dispute arising out of the failure on the part of a number of leaseholders to complete purchases on two blocks of flats after the “credit crunch”, involving claims for sums in excess of £2 million
Commercial Contractual Disputes insights
  • Pension Trustees Take Note

    31st October 2018

    Pension transfer scams are commonplace and cause a great deal of hardship for those who put their trust in the scammer and thereby lose all or part of their pension fund. Continue reading »

  • De-branded Goods Still Protected By Trade Mark Law

    24th October 2018

    Products sell for widely differing prices in different national markets and that creates the opportunity for goods to be transferred from a low-price market to a higher-price one – a practice known as ‘grey importing’. This can undermine the profitability of the higher-priced market, especially where its marketing and distribution carry much higher costs. Continue reading »

  • Resolving Disputes In The Boardroom

    17th October 2018

    Boardroom conflict can often mean directors falling into opposing camps, with deadlock the result. As a High Court decision shows, taking legal advice is often the only means of achieving a resolution. Continue reading »

Commercial Contractual Disputes awards
  • Robert Johnson has been shortlisted for the Lawyers Monthly Legal Awards Commercial Litigation Solicitor of The Year 2017
  • Finance Monthly - Robert Johnson Commercial Litigation Solicitor of the Year 2017
  • Acquisition International Excellence Awards Best for Commercial Litigation 2017 – London
  • Shortlisted for the Lawyers Monthly Legal Awards Commercial Litigation Law Firm of The Year
Commercial Contractual Disputes news
  • Healys is attending MIPIM, Will you be there?

    7th February 2019

    The 30th anniversary of MIPIM is just around the corner, and once again Healys will be attending. This year our team will be joining the Egypt Delegation, and will be based in The Palais Des Festivals. Held between the 12th and the 15th of March in Cannes, MIPIM is the largest real estate networking event in the property calendar. This year there are expected to be 24,000 delegates from over 100 countries, and three distinct teams from Healys will be attending the 4 day event. Continue reading »