Contracts, disputes

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

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Contracts, disputes - overview

Commercial disputes can prove time-consuming, stressful and expensive, but having robust legal agreements can help to prevent them from occurring.

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Business contracts - overview

Although a commercial contract does not have to be in writing, it makes sense to have a clear, written agreement wherever possible.

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Dispute resolution - overview

Effective dispute resolution before litigation helps minimise the costs and damage to relationships that can arise from commercial disputes.

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Going to court - overview

Any kind of lawsuit can be stressful, expensive and time-consuming. Understanding the best way to deal with a dispute can help reduce problems.

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Debt recovery - overview

An effective approach to chasing up late payments helps boost cashflow and reduce the risk of overdue payments turning into bad debts.

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IP disputes - overview

Intellectual property disputes can arise when other businesses infringe your IP, or take action against you for infringing their rights.

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Domain name disputes FAQs

Domain names are an important part of your brand and intellectual property. Proper protection can help you avoid a domain name dispute.

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Interest on late payments

Avoid cash flow problems and encourage your customers to pay on time by charging interest on late payments. Our guide to your rights.

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Alternative dispute resolution FAQs

Agents and distributors can be a great way to market your products, however there are risks and it's important to have a proper agreement in place.

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Being sued

Accidents, mistakes and misunderstandings can happen in any business - and you can end up facing a legal claim. How to handle things if you're sued.

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Suing

If you can't sort out a business dispute peacefully, you may have to resort to legal action. Our guide to the key steps and considerations.

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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

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Insurance against legal claims

The cost of litigation can put you under serious financial pressure, even if you win. Read our guide to insuring against the cost of legal action.

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Commercial disputes FAQs

Involved in a commercial dispute? Unsure how to resolve it or what happens next if you someone threatens to sue you? Read our practical FAQs.