Commercial Litigation Claims

The commercial litigation team at FWJ are specialists in advising commercial and individual clients in many different types of commercial litigation claims.

Whilst we recognise that clients wish to avoid full scale litigation where possible, it is a fact that this cannot always be avoided and specialist legal expertise is required when proceedings are required or have in fact been issued.

At FWJ, we have a wide range of litigation experience acting both for Claimants and Defendants. Our experience covers all aspects of the litigation process from the earliest stages right up to and including trial.  We are fully conversant with every aspect of this Civil Procedure Rules governing litigation, the tactics of running commercial litigation claims and using where necessary, bespoke applications required to achieve the best results for our clients.

In particular we offer:

One to one meetings Read more

One to one meetings to take full instructions from clients prior to the commencement of legal proceedings.

Preparing, when necessary with the assistance of Counsel Read more

Preparing, when necessary with the assistance of Counsel, detailed Particulars of Claim for Claimants.

Drafting Defences and where necessary, Counterclaims as well.

Completion of Directions Questionnaires.

Completion of the new style costing forms Read more

Completion of the new style costing forms (known as Precedent H forms) which are now compulsory in all multi-track cases.

Attendance at Case Management Conferences Read more

Attendance at Case Management Conferences at Court and ensuring appropriate directions being agreed to claims forward.

Ensuring compliance Read more

Ensuring compliance with all documentary disclosure obligations pursuant to the Court Rules. We have the required knowledge of the new rules relating to disclosure including where necessary, all aspects of electronic disclosure and completion of the new style electronic disclosure forms.

Drafting detailed witness statements Read more

Drafting detailed witness statements in support of our client’s position in the proceedings. This includes a review of all relevant documentation, conducting meetings with clients and preparing draft statements for discussion and finalisation.

Liaising with and appointing Read more

Liaising with and appointing where necessary, experts required for the particular type of litigation concerned.

Dealing with conferences Read more

Dealing with conferences with Counsel at any stage of legal proceedings, including pre-trial conferences in the lead up to trial.

Preparation for trial Read more

Preparation for trial including the vitally important aspect of agreeing the appropriate Court bundles and ensuring these are in the format required for the trial.

Attendance at trial Read more

Attendance at trial and advising clients and assisting Counsel as required.

We also have experience of many different types of specialist applications including the following:-

Summary Judgment applications Read more

Summary Judgment applications either on behalf of a Claimant or Defendant.

Specific disclosure applications Read more

Specific disclosure applications in circumstances where the opposing party has failed to comply properly with its disclosure obligations.

Applying for injunctive relief against a party to the claim.

Applications to strike out the opposing party’s case.

 

The team at FWJ is always able to get the best results for its clients whatever the circumstances of the claim. Our intimate knowledge of the Court process combined with our legal, commercial and tactical expertise in litigation claims makes us one of the leading commercial litigation practices in the country.