WHAT WE DO / COMMERCIAL DISPUTES

"Dispute resolution is at the very heart of this firm, with most of its lawyers handling contentious matters." Chambers & Partners, 2009

Ince & Co has a global reputation for astute handling of commercial disputes. More than 80 partners and 150 associates specialise in dispute resolution.

Our lawyers advise on dispute resolution across a number of industries including shipping, insurance & reinsurance, finance, energy & offshore and aviation. Contentious matters range from those involving commercial interests, fraud or insolvency, to industrial, insurance and partnership disputes.

Where possible we resolve disputes swiftly. We explore the core issues between the parties and the most appropriate method of resolution. We regularly participate in all forms of dispute resolution, from litigation or arbitration to dialogue, structured negotiations and formal ADR processes such as mediation.

If litigation is in the interests of our clients our flexible internal structure, combined with our long standing experience, enables us to handle cases effectively. Where required we are able to assemble large teams early and, due to our international reach, can configure teams quickly for cross-jurisdictional disputes.

We have for many years been one of the biggest users of the Commercial Court in London and are regular users of arbitral systems worldwide.

In many cases we draw on our international network of experts. Their experience and industry knowledge can prove invaluable in achieving the right outcomes for our clients.

We work closely with lawyers in different jurisdictions and have well established legal contacts worldwide.

CASE STUDY: The Equitable Life Assurance Society v Bowley

FURTHER READING: Appeals to the Supreme Court – the applicable procedure once permission has been granted