Disputes are a fact of commercial life

Litigation is a key tool in protecting your business interests. It’s important that you make the right choice when deciding who to instruct to fight your corner.

Businesses instruct us because they appreciate lawyers who win cases. We provide a full range of litigation services to our commercial clients, from handling business-critical disputes to dealing with smaller, everyday cases. For expert legal advice for your business call the business law solicitors at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4100 or contact us online.

All of the partners in our commercial litigation team joined Taylor&Emmet from large national firms, and we take pride in our ability to win complex disputes. Our lawyers have appeared regularly in the appeal courts and we’re not afraid to push our opponents all the way. Our team is known for its creativity and flexibility and we take an innovative approach to our cases. We are rated in the Legal 500 as a “highly professional, outstanding practice."

By putting our clients in the strongest possible position, we help them achieve a solution that’s right for them. Our approach to disputes is to look first for the exit strategy that satisfies our clients’ commercial objectives.

Prevention is better than cure and we are also able to advise on dispute avoidance and risk and credit management.

We have experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, and our team includes a fully trained and accredited mediator.


  • Breach of warranty claims
  • Building disputes
  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Commercial agency disputes
  • Directors disqualification disputes
  • Estate and probate disputes
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Trading disputes, including consumer issues


Commercial contract dispute

Advising a US oil and gas exploration company in a $20 million multi-national fraud claim concerning the implementation of a drilling contract in Portugal.

Commercial contract breach

Acting for a publicly-listed professional services company in a £1 million claim for damages for breach of a commercial supply contract concerning the provision of property searches.

Commercial contract dispute

Advising an industry sector representative body on the implementation of member dispute and disciplinary procedures, including advice on individual cases.

Contract dispute

Advising a higher education institution in respect of a contractual dispute with an administrative partner, resulting in the termination of contract and the negotiation of new memoranda of co-operation with an academic partner.

Restrictive covenant

Acting for a telecoms company in an application against a former dealer for an injunction to restrain breaches of restrictive covenants in the dealership agreement.

Commercial contract termination

Acting for a large engineering contractor in a multi-million pound claim for damages for breach of contract following the unlawful termination of an industrial processing contract.

Trading dispute

Advising a manufacturer of industrial equipment in its defence of a £2 million delay and disruption claim by a construction company in the Middle East.

Commercial contract dispute

Acting for an independent school in the defence of a substantial dispute with a contractor concerning variations to a construction contract, and in an associated professional negligence claim against the employer's agent.


14 April 2021




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If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you then please contact:

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Commercial Litigation

Tel: 0114 218 4100

Mobile: 07949 035253

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Office: Sheffield