Commercial Litigation

About Commercial Litigation

Commercial litigation, or commercial dispute resolution as it’s also known, involves assistance with disputes and claims which may arise in the course of any commercial transaction or deal. Such issues could emerge between different companies, or between companies and individuals.

Commercial litigation issues can range from breach of contract cases, banking transactions and fraud, to mergers and acquisitions, regulatory mechanisms or competition, corporate management and restructuring problems.

Why you need a commercial litigation lawyer?

Getting it done right the first time: When facing litigation either by another business or you are suing another entity for commercial reasons, you do not want to have to back track because you didn’t hire a lawyer from the beginning. The sooner your lawyer is in on the loop, the more he or she can help you.

Save you money: An attorney can help make litigation go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. And as the old saying goes, time is money and you certainly do not want to be wasting your time with legal matters any more than you have to.

Being prepared makes all the difference: While your commercial dispute may seem like it could be settled outside of court, do not count on this. It only takes one issue to go unresolved before parties pursue litigation. If your attorney is there from the beginning, preparing you and your business for trial in case it comes to that, you will feel secure in knowing you will be ready and prepared.

Focus on your business instead of legal problems: You shouldn’t have to be worrying about your legal problems. Instead you should be worrying about what you are good at and that is running your business.

What does a litigation lawyer do?

A litigation lawyer is someone who will represent and protect your interests when there is a dispute.

A successful commercial litigation need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters.

A skilled and knowledgeable business and commercial litigation lawyer can truly help mitigate the time and cost of a lawsuit.

In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Lakelaw can help you 

We offer expert representation in Court and creative solutions in litigation. We can assist with:

  • Advising clients of action plans
  • Calculating damages & costing litigation matters
  • Initiating actions & the filing and serving the other side
  • Responding to actions
  • Managing evidence
  • Court case management
  • Briefing of a Barrister if needed
  • Negotiating settlements
  • Drafting affidavits and orders
  • Acting on default judgments
  • Acting in interlocutory proceedings
  • Enforcing judgments and orders

Debt Recovery

Are you owed money that you want to collect? If so, you can take legal action to recover it. In certain situations, you can also recover your legal costs related to recovery proceedings. We can assist you with:

  • Preparing a Statement of Claim
  • Default judgment against the debtor (when no defence is filed within 28 days).
  • Enforce of judgment
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Company Winding up action