Royal Court of Justice

Commercial Disputes & Investigations

Matrix Forensic specialise in civil disputes covering contract, shareholder, valuations & professional negligence

Commercial disputes, more than any other type of litigation, are driven by likely costs to be incurred by both parties, so cost-benefit issues are always crucial, particularly in the current economic climate.

We can provide invaluable help to the parties in order that they can reach a negotiated settlement without incurring the time and cost of going to court about Commercial Disputes.

Our expertise includes:

  • Breach of contract and warranty claims

  • Shareholder and partnership disputes

  • Business valuations for ancillary relief proceedings

  • Business interruption and consequential loss

  • Lending disputes such as fraudulent mortgage applications and false invoicing

  • Professional negligence – auditor and accountant’s negligence, liability implications

  • Due diligence and assurance investigations

Alternative Dispute Resolution

In some cases, matters can be resolved without going to court by the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which includes mediation as well as expert determination.

We treat each case individually and will provide an initial assessment of the merits of the case to the parties. By using our expertise and experience to identify key issues in a case, Matrix Forensics can help the parties understand the underlying accounting and financial issues, as well as ensuring that all relevant angles have been explored in detail.

Clear Concise Report

We can then form a truly independent and robust expert opinion comprising a fair assessment of the issues. This is presented in the form of a clear, concise report capable of withstanding rigorous scrutiny in court, in such a way as to be of invaluable assistance to them in reaching their decision.

What is a commercial dispute?

A commercial dispute is a disagreement or disagreement between businesses or business partners over a commercial matter. Commercial disputes can arise in a variety of contexts, such as: 

  • Contractual disputes: Disputes over the terms of a contract, including disputes over payment, performance, or breach of contract. 

  • Sale of goods or services: Disputes over the quality or quantity of goods or services provided, or over the terms of the sale. 

  • Business partnerships: Disputes between business partners over the terms of the partnership or the management of the business. 

  • Intellectual property: Disputes over the ownership or use of intellectual property, such as trademarks, patents, or copyrights. 

  • Commercial real estate: Disputes over the terms of a commercial real estate transaction, such as disputes over the purchase or lease of a property. 

Commercial disputes can have significant consequences for businesses, as they can lead to lost profits, damage to reputation, and costly legal proceedings. Parties involved in a commercial dispute may seek to resolve the matter through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. 

How do you settle a commercial dispute?

There are several ways to settle a commercial dispute, including: 

  • Negotiation: Parties can attempt to resolve the dispute through direct negotiation, either on their own or with the assistance of a mediator. This can be a quick and cost-effective way to resolve the dispute, but may not be suitable if the parties are unable to come to an agreement. 

  • Mediation: Parties can use mediation to resolve the dispute with the assistance of an impartial third party, known as a mediator. The mediator helps the parties to communicate and negotiate in order to find a mutually acceptable resolution. 

  • Arbitration: Parties can agree to resolve the dispute through arbitration, in which a neutral third party, known as an arbitrator, hears the arguments of both sides and makes a binding decision. 

  • Litigation: If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution, they may seek to resolve the matter through the legal system, either in a court of law or through a private arbitration panel. 

The most appropriate method of resolving a commercial dispute will depend on the specific circumstances of the case and the preferences of the parties involved. Parties should consider factors such as the complexity of the dispute, the cost and time involved, and the need for confidentiality when deciding how to proceed. 

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