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Commercial litigation solicitors

We have a formidable reputation and proven track record for commercial litigation. Our team will do everything we can to get you the best available commercial solution.

We stand by our clients throughout the duration of a commercial dispute, deploying our specialist teams to minimise costs, damage and disruption to your business activities.

Our expert team has the strength in depth needed to provide a complete legal service for all aspects of commercial disputes whether you have a contractual disputes, liability claim, or defamation case.

Our approach is based on listening to your concerns and calling on our expertise in negotiation, mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes. We will devise an effective plan to achieve resolution in the most cost-effective and suitable way for you, keeping you informed every step of the way.

We will always consider how alternative charging might work for each client including discounted rate, conditional fee agreements and third party funding options.

We work with a diverse client base including utilities companies, local and national government, education facilities and private companies, from SMEs to global corporations.

Key contact

Richard Locke


Richard is a Partner and an elected partner on the firm’s board of management.  He is also Group Head of the ever expanding dispute resolution team at Hugh James. He conducts major commercial disputes frequently with an international flavour including commercial claims, mining disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious IT disputes, injunctive relief and insolvency.

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