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Whether by negotiated settlement, mediation or formal litigation, we have a brilliant track record of success with commercial litigation and dispute resolution.

Whatever the dispute, and whichever side you are on, call our commercial litigation team today. We ensure the most beneficial terms for our clients.

Commercial litigation solicitors

The litigation team at Francis Wilks & Jones always looks for commercial solutions for clients as a first step to any possible resolution of a case. We have a high degree of success when it comes to resolving disputes early on for clients. However, even when this is possible and commercial litigation becomes inevitable, our team of dispute resolution experts can help you through the litigation process. We even continue to explore settlement options for you, whether you are a claimant or a defendant.

“One of the most astute appointments I have ever made.”

A company director

We can help with the following

Arbitration – international and UK based

Our superb team at FWJ regularly advise international and domestic clients on resolving their disputes using Arbitration procedures. Whatever side of the dispute you are on – we have the team to help. From review of arbitration contract clauses, running arbitration processes itself or assisting on enforcement of arbitration awards – we can help.

Mediation and pre-action protocols

Our team at Francis Wilks & Jones undertakes all types of mediation and pre-action matters.  These range from:

  • formal meditations with trained mediators
  • more straightforward without prejudice discussions
  • round table meetings

The team at Francis Wilks & Jones is well versed in choosing the right form of alternative dispute resolution. At all times, we aim to maximise settlement of a claim both pre and post issue of proceedings.

Formal dispute resolution

The commercial litigation team at Francis Wilks & Jones are experts in formal dispute resolution claims. It is at the core of what we do as a law firm.

No matter how complex the claim, the value involved or the stage of the legal proceedings you are at, our team can help. Our experience spans a wide range of industry types on behalf of our clients, from SMEs, directors and shareholders to individuals.

The Francis Wilks & Jones team can assist with the best outcome:

  • if you are thinking of issuing a claim, or
  • you’re already involved in legal proceedings against another party

If you are threatened with a legal claim or already a defendant in legal proceedings, we can advise on the prospects of success and how best to bring an end to the claim, preferably without going to a full trial.

Freezing orders and injunctions

Francis Wilks & Jones’ team of freezing order solicitors has significant experience in this area of commercial litigation, both for claimants and defendants. Often these types of applications must be conducted at speed but with great accuracy and detail, so you can have peace of mind that we will act swiftly.

  • obtaining injunctions at court can be difficult but our team at Francis Wilks & Jones has a tremendous success rate in obtaining injunctive relief for its clients
  • equally, if you are on the receiving end of a freezing order or injunction, obtaining quick commercial and legal advice is often crucial in avoiding the worst impacts of such a serious court order

Professional negligence

Our professional negligence team often advises SMEs, directors and shareholders in negligence claims that they might have against various professionals they have relied upon, including accountants, lawyers, surveyors, property advisers as well as many other parties. If you have been affected by poor advice, our team can establish whether you have a claim for damages.

Speak to Francis Wilks & Jones

Whatever the nature of your enquiry, our friendly team at Francis Wilks & Jones would be delighted to speak to you.

We approached Francis Wilks & Jones following the termination of a large contract by a client on the basis of repudiation. The principal solicitor I dealt with was extremely responsive, assertive and able to redirect the problem against other company which agreed to reinstate the contract fully – with no loss of earnings – and even to pay a substantial sum towards my legal costs! I am very grateful for the assistance of FWJ.

A company director

Key contacts

Maria Koureas-Jones

Maria Koureas-Jones


Carly Moore-Martin

Carly Moore-Martin

Senior Associate

Stephen Downie

Stephen Downie


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