Dispute Resolution

Commercial disputes can present significant financial risk to your manufacturing or engineering business, particularly where the value of contracts, products or services are of a high value. Or indeed, where your brand or reputation is at stake. The successful and cost-effective conclusion of any commercial dispute will rely heavily on your selection of solicitor to advise and represent you.

Your solicitor should not only be an experienced litigator, but should also be well-versed in servicing other companies operating in the manufacturing and engineering sector. This industry experience will ensure your solicitor has both the necessary legal expertise, but crucially, the practical and commercial acumen required to present a sound legal argument in support of your position in your claim or defence; as well as contend with counter arguments presented by the other party’s legal counsel.

Holmes & Hills’ Litigation Team, led by Sam Bawden, is well versed in advising manufacturing companies and successfully resolving, in their favour, a wide-range of commercial disputes with suppliers, distributors and customers.    

Holmes & Hills’ experienced manufacturing litigation solicitors can advise you in relation to:

The need for both legal and industry experience is perhaps more pronounced for those operating in the manufacturing and engineering sector than many others, given the value and complexity of contracts, high levels of regulation, as well as the extensive (and often international) supply and distribution chains.

 Get expert advice as early as possible

 It is recommended that legal advice be sought at as early a stage as is possible. Many clients contact us where a dispute has not yet arisen, but where they believe one could. This provides your solicitor the opportunity to set out all of the available options and provide you with strategic advice. You then have the time to consider your options, rather than being forced to take a defensive, reactionary path.

Stronger contracts offer greater protection

If the dispute you face has caused you to question whether your commercial contracts and agreements offer you adequate protection, Holmes & Hills’ has a specialist Corporate & Commercial solicitor with extensive industry experience, including time-spent acting as in-house counsel for a US-listed manufacturing company based in Berlin. Rachel Astill can provide you with expert advice on contracts and agreements, ensuring these protect your company’s interests.


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