Commercial Dispute Lawyers


Commercial Disputes

Whether you are an individual, a small or medium enterprise, or a large company, there is always the potential for commercial disputes to arise in the course of ordinary business operation.  These disputes are never pleasant, and can often be quite costly.

While we all hope these sorts of disputes don’t eventuate, our experienced team at Maxwell & Co can assist you if you find yourself facing one of these situations.

We assist in many different kinds of commercial disputes, including:

Shareholder Disputes

 Sometimes disputes can arise between shareholders in a company and the company itself. These disputes can have adverse effects on the operation of the company, and have the potential to become expensive. Some examples of these disputes are:

  • Claims that a Director has breached their duty
  • Claims regarding share allocation
  • Unfair behaviour among shareholders

Whether you are a shareholder or represent the company, our team at Maxwell & Co can help you resolve the dispute in the most cost-effective way possible.

Disputes or Agreements Concerning Products or Licensing

 Disagreements about patents and licensing are a very common problem in commercial business, and our team is very experienced in dealing with these kinds of issues. At Maxwell & Co we can also assist you in drawing up licensing agreements, and will help you to avoid such issues in the future.

Leasing Disputes

Leasing disputes can be very costly to a business. These disputes directly affect the premises of the business, which in turn can affect the operation and profit of your business. We understand that it is essential for leasing disputes to be resolved as quickly as possible in order to minimise any potential disruptions to you or your business.

Intellectual Property Disputes

When intellectual property is involved, it is always important that you and your IP are treated fairly – and, of course, that your intellectual property is only being used correctly. In the event of a misuse of your intellectual property, we can help you to recover any losses incurred and assist you with the proper protection of your rights as the creator.

Our experienced team will always try to resolve your matter without taking it to Court, and will help you navigate the most suitable dispute resolution tool for your particular dispute, including:

  • Conciliation
  • Negotiation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Facilitation

No matter what kind of commercial matter you may have, our solicitors will use their exceptional dispute resolution skills to resolve your issue in a timely manner.