Resolving commercial disputes

This checklist gives you clear advice on how best to resolve a commercial dispute.

  • Review what was agreed, and how clear the agreement was.
  • Clarify how the other party has failed to live up to the agreement. Consider to what extent you may have contributed.
  • Assess the loss you have suffered as a result and consider any loss they may claim to have suffered.
  • Collate evidence (eg written contracts, correspondence and witness statements).
  • Try to negotiate an amicable resolution. Keep evidence of negotiations including copies of letters and notes on conversations.
  • Assess the other party's ability to pay, for example by running a credit check (including records of outstanding county court judgments).
  • Take legal advice unless the dispute is straightforward, represents a relatively small amount and runs no risk of a significant counterclaim.

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