You own a business. Or you are the chief executive, managing director, human resources director or chief financial officer of a business. Your business could be small and growing or it could be big. The common link is that, every day, you will be faced with many issues all of which are to do with the law in one way or another. The law is at the root of all business. That is why there are many corporate lawyers who specialise in business and commercial law.
It is almost certain, also, that in your business you will face legal problems that need solving. It could be an employment issue, or a contractual matter, or to do with property or premises. Most of these issues are day to day matters which are dealt with during the course of business and don’t present any problems.
But what happens if you have a difficult legal problem? For example, an employee has started a grievance procedure; your supplier has failed to honour a contract; a customer is complaining that your product is defective; a competitor has stolen your invention; your landlord has served notice on you to vacate the premises with no good reason. Any number of things can go wrong where you need good legal advice to inform you of your rights and to give you the confidence to know what to do. If you have a big dispute that is escalating into litigation, you will need a corporate lawyer to defend you or to take your case forward.
The best advice is: see advice from a barrister who is an expert in corporate law as soon as possible, because it will save you money in the long run.
Why use a barrister?
Why use a barrister rather than a solicitor? Barristers are best placed to draft legal documents, advise on formal proceedings and use his or her advocacy skills to represent you to the highest standard in any court, tribunal or hearing. Above all, as experts in the law and with experience of knowing how cases turn out in courts, barristers will provide you with exact guidance so you that you know where you stand and can take the right decisions about what to do next in any legal matter.
Select your barristers
Justin is instructed by businesses and individuals in a wide range of commercial and company matters. His expertise includes contracts, restraint of trade/restrictive covenants, agency, guarantees, data protection, company law, director, shareholder and partnership disputes, and insolvency.
Before joining Chambers, Justin worked for directory-...
I have wide experience of business disputes, involving shareholders, directors, employers/employees, contractors and counterparties to transactions. I can handle a case from the initial advice stage to the end of a trial, assist as and when required, or help just with a specific query. Whatever the level of service you require, it will be delivered, in a...
Philip Engelman has been involved in numerous commercial disputes over the years. He is currently or has recently acted in or advised upon disputes concerning:
- air leases;
- public procurement;
- disputes over commercial property;
- disputes over the licensing of commercial...
I am available to assist clients in relation to all their business affairs. I am equally comfortable assisting clients to secure start-up finance for their company as I am in the High Court representing parties in litigation. If you are a director, a shareholder, a service provider or a consumer, I can make your business life easier.
I accept instructions in most areas of commercial and chancery practice and am experienced in these areas of law, having undertaken work in these areas through the whole of his time at the Bar.I am experienced in dealing with claims concerning (but not limited to); Directors duties and diaqualification, Public Procurement - local and...
I have a broad commercial practice acting for companies, directors, banks and other financial institutions in disputes involving issues of agency, the sale of goods, franchise agreements, guarantees and commercial property. I also have extensive experience of company law, including shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and winding up...
Timothy Becker is a noted and innovative litigator with a broad commercial chancery practice.
Timothy Becker was one of the first members of the Bar to accept Direct Access instructions. He is regarded as one of the leaders of the Public Access Bar. He regularly appears in the Court of Appeal and the High Court in direct access cases for both...
I qualified as a barrister in 1977, and have practised both as a barrister and solicitor. That gives me a distinct advantage when advising my clients, since I have the expertise of counsel but also hands-on, practical experience of guiding clients through their legal problems.
I advise on a wide range of contract and commercial disputes. These...