Running a business can be difficult at the best of times. If a dispute arises, managing that issue can become stressful and distract you from the day to day management of your business. Litigation is not always the most appropriate way of dealing with disputes and they can often become blown out of proportion very quickly.
Whether you are in dispute with suppliers, customers, contractors, investors, business partners or others, we are sure that you would prefer to have that dispute resolved quickly and with minimum disruption and cost to you and your business. At Tilly Bailey & Irvine we have a team of commercial lawyers who are highly experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of litigation. We advise on the legal position and enter into litigation when necessary but also focus on your priorities so that the most effective strategy can be adopted from the outset to achieve your preferred outcome.
Cash flow is key to any successful business and when you have a customer who is reluctant to pay then this can have a massive impact. We have a specialist debt recovery department who can discuss your needs, whether it is a one off letter before action or if court proceedings are necessary. We can often do the work on a fixed fee basis. Please click here for more details.
Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Sometimes the dispute many not be as a result of a third party, but as a result of an internal conflict within your business. Whether one party wishes to realise their investment or is generally not happy about the way that a business is being run, it is paramount that this is resolved as quickly as possible. Please click here for more details.
If a professional has let down you and your business as a result of the advice that they have provided to you and cost your business money or opportunity, then we can assist. We act against a whole range of professionals, including solicitors, accountants, valuers, architects. Please click here for more details.
Sometimes litigation is not the most appropriate course of action especially given the delay and costs associated with it. At Tilly Bailey & Irvine we pride ourselves on taking a commercial outlook from the outset to any dispute. Therefore, whilst we can enter into litigation where necessary, we will also advise on the range of alternative dispute resolution methods that could assist you to resolve the dispute as quickly and as amicable as possibly, hopefully salvaging the business relationship. Please click here fore more details.
- Nigel Broadbent
- Alison Leith
- Helen Lyne
- Senior Associate Solicitor
- Gemma Smith
- Associate Solicitor
Northern Law Awards, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2015
The Legal 500 (2017) comments:Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s clients praise ‘one-of-a-kind litigator’ Alison Leith, who balances ‘adeptness at client management and at managing the facts and issues of a complex case’ with ‘the ability to step back and see the bigger picture’. Leith’s recent mandates include tax litigation, litigation arising from contract terminations, injunctions, and property-related disputes. Solicitors Gemma Smith and Helen Lyne are recommended for property litigation.
The Legal 500 (2016) comments: Practice head, Alison Leith praised for being 'hardworking and effective; fights hard for their clients'.
The Legal 500 (2015) recommends: Tilly Bailey & Irvine ‘provides an excellent service at very competitive rates’. Practice head Alison Leith is ‘thoughtful, conscientious and pragmatic’. She advised Max Recycle on an application for judicial review of a VAT exemption granted to local authorities.
Legal 500 Comments: “Partner Alison Leith heads an expanded team at Tilly Bailey & Irvine which has acted on a variety of disputes, including the defence of a £1m claim for wrongful termination and breach of contract and the defence of a multi-million pound minority shareholder claim. The firm has also handled a number of high-value breach of warranty claims.”