Commercial Disputes

Disputes frequently arise in business and, unless handled efficiently, can become a major drain on management time and resources.  Our disputes and litigation team, headed up by Karl Cameron, has a wealth of experience that can be applied to your advantage.

Our commercial lawyers take a pragmatic and robust approach in protecting your interests and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome in line with your commercial objectives.

As Karl says; “Seeking advice at an early stage is key.  We are often able to negotiate a good settlement or submit an early settlement offer to help minimise our clients’ costs.  Our practical approach means we are able to highlight possible problem areas and we will work with you to form and agree a strategy to overcome them.”

We represent organisations of all sizes and across all types of commercial litigation.  We also use the full range of alternative dispute resolution methods at our disposal to resolve our clients’ disputes; this includes arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Karl concludes; “In short, we aim to provide a quality legal service working in partnership with you to help achieve your commercial aims.  We provide regular reports on progress and costs to help ensure that your matter progresses in accordance with the expected timescale and remains within budget.”

The team is recommended in Chambers, with clients saying we are “… exactly the kind of firm that I like working for. They are a good, solid and dependable firm with a strong client focus.” Another adds: “They are competent, knowledgeable, realistic and reliable.” Richard Cook also receives a special mention in Chambers for his “excellent offering; a good mix of technical knowledge and practicality.” 

Legal 500 says the firm’s commercial litigation department has a ‘strong reputation in Hampshire‘. It regular collaboration with the firm’s corporate practice provides a steady flow of transaction-derived litigation. There has also been a notable increase in property litigation mandates. Elsewhere, the group works on construction disputes, professional negligence cases and contentious insolvency matters. Richard Cook is recommended for contract claims and shareholder disputes.

Meet the team

Karl Cameron


Richard Cook


Andrew Carswell


Jennifer Bowes


Amy Croxford

Senior Associate

Linden Talbot

Senior Associate

Maxine Nutting


Joanna Cox


Clementine Selby


Richard Thomas

Trainee Solicitor