Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution banner

Our Legal Services

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitors

All individuals, businesses, and other institutions engaged in the daily life of commerce face a wide variety of potential disputes. Our skilled litigation solicitors at Rollits can provide a helping hand to reduce the risk of disputes and resolve any that do arise quickly and efficiently.

Whatever the type of commercial dispute you are experiencing, our specialist solicitors are here to deliver proficient advice and practical guidance to navigate through disruptive situations like these.

All legal disputes carry with them significant costs in terms of personal and management time spent dealing with them. Perhaps more importantly, there is also the legal cost of resolving the issue. Our solicitors strive to provide a commercial litigation and dispute resolution service that swiftly resolves your disagreement in the most cost-effective way possible.

Whilst being ready, willing and well able to protect our client's interests by means of court action, our ethos is to use our legal skills and experience to resolve disputes by negotiation or means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) such as mediation. Our solicitors are experienced in the strategic approach to commercial dispute resolution and can provide an effective and robust service.

The commercial dispute resolution law team at Rollits (from junior lawyers to the most senior partner) have a broad range of experience. We have lawyers with suitable expertise to deal with whatever legal issues the day-to-day operation of your business may throw at you.


  • This practice is extremely invested in understanding the client.

    The UK Legal 500, 2024 edition
  • "A very strong team, whose members complement each other extremely well."

    The UK Legal 500 - 2020 edition

Our commercial litigation and dispute resolution expertise

Our dedicated commercial disputes solicitors can provide expertise on various business dispute issues, including:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Product Liability
  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • Company Warranty Claims
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Breach of Confidentiality Claims
  • Protection of Business Reputation
  • Sale and Supply of Goods and Services Disputes
  • Property Disputes

Get in touch with our commercial litigation solicitors

To discuss your commercial litigation needs, get in touch with our commercial dispute resolution solicitors. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.

Call us in Hull on (0)1482 323239 or in York on  (0)1904 625790. Alternatively, you can fill in our contact form and one of our lawyers will get back to you.

Our commercial litigation and dispute resolution services

A breach of any type of contract can be a frustrating situation for a business, so it’s important to seek legal assistance at the earliest opportunity to ensure matters are quickly resolved and don’t cause a further impact on the business.

Our dispute lawyers at Rollits have considerable knowledge and skill in all types of contractual breaches. The team will start by assessing the situation, including the type of contract you have in place and the terms involved. This allows us to deliver advice tailored to your circumstances for the best possible chance of success.

If your business has produced a product that is alleged to be defective, it has the potential to seriously impact your reputation and success moving forward. Having effective guidance can help minimise the impact, including preventing matters from escalating and having a further detrimental effect on the business.

Our solicitors have worked with a wide range of clients, including manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers in various industries providing advice in concern to product liability matters, from negotiating settlements to defending claims.

For most businesses, their intellectual property is a vital asset. Where an individual or business infringes on your IP, it can have a catastrophic outcome.

Our commercial disputes solicitors can take the time to assess your IP case and the evidence you have to support or defend the matter. In matters where another business has infringed your IP, you may be able to seek a court order, such as an injunction, to prevent further infringement. Our team can support you through the entire process, ensuring you receive the outcome you need.

If your business has not honoured a warranty for whatever reason, the buyer may choose to dispute this and take further action. In situations like these, it’s important to seek the guidance of a solicitor to ensure you are not breaching your warranty terms and, where needed, to provide expert advice and guidance to fight the claim.

Our solicitors have assisted a variety of businesses in similar circumstances. We have the skill and expertise you require to provide proficient guidance during the process of disputing the claim.

In most instances of company warranty claims, we can find a resolution without the need for contentious and costly court proceedings, instead always encouraging clients to seek tactical methods of resolution through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). But rest assured, should your dispute require a further level of assistance, we are prepared to support you through court litigation.

Shareholder disputes are quite common in business relationships, but they often happen between majority and minority shareholders and have the potential to become contentious and divide shareholders. It’s crucial to seek the guidance of a specialist during these types of scenarios to make certain matters are quickly resolved.

Our commercial disputes solicitors have worked with clients suffering from a range of shareholder disputes, even those which are more complex. We understand the importance of maintaining longstanding business relationships and strive to find a resolution method that does not jeopardise this.

When you choose to set up a business with a partner, you don’t expect disputes to occur, but they unfortunately are a common occurrence in business. If you have a partnership agreement in place, this should set out how disputes are required to be resolved, but for any partnership without this, the Partnership Act 1890 governs your partnership. Whether you have an agreement or not, seeking legal support is paramount.

Our dispute lawyers will take the time to carefully review your partnership agreement where applicable and navigate the involved parties towards the best outcome as per the agreement. For cases governed by the 1890 Act, our solicitors can advise on your legal rights and push those involved towards methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) where possible.

While breach of confidentiality is often done accidentally, it can be extremely costly for businesses if information lands in the wrong hands. Additionally, it can also significantly damage business relationships and reputations.

Our commercial disputes solicitors at Rollits can aid clients from all backgrounds, including whether they are defending or bringing forward a breach of confidentiality claim. We will work proactively to ensure the matter is quickly handled, preventing problems from escalating further.

A business’s reputation is one of the most crucial aspects of what makes a business successful. If the reputation of your business is at risk, this can be harmful, with the possibility of profit margins being impacted and, in worst case scenarios, leading to the closing down of your business.

Our business disputes solicitors understand the serious impact reputation damage can have on your business. When you choose to instruct our commercial litigation solicitors, you can be confident in receiving assistance from empathetic but determined solicitors who will back your corner throughout the process. You can be certain our team will swiftly find the outcome you need to protect your interests.

Agreements concerning the sale and supply of goods and services form a contract between the parties. Unfortunately, problems and disagreements between sellers and buyers can arise, including disputing quality the of goods or services and any disruptions to supply.

In these types of instances, your business can be severely impacted, potentially causing operations to halt, reputation damage and profit margins being impacted. For matters to be resolved swiftly and prevent a further damaging impact, the support and guidance of a solicitor is highly encouraged.

Our commercial dispute resolution solicitors can take the time to carefully assess your situation, including the terms of the contract you and the supplier have in place. We will provide advice on the options available, particularly where a claim may be possible. The Rollits team strive to provide an effective and bespoke service without delay. Our solicitors have years of combined expertise and can deliver an outstanding service that correlates with the business’s best interests.

Property disputes, like properties themselves, come in all shapes and sizes, and no two disputes are ever the same.

Our dispute resolution solicitors have considerable experience in advising on almost every property related dispute you can think of, from residential landlord and tenant disputes to commercial lease dilapidation claims and from small party wall queries to right of way claims that could scupper multi-million pound development projects.

We aim to help you to avoid disputes arising in the first place, but if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself involved in a property dispute, our dispute resolution solicitors will help you identify what is really important to you and endeavour to help you achieve your objectives as quickly, and cost-efficiently as possible.

Why choose our commercial dispute resolution solicitors?

At Rollits, we have long been recognised as a leading practice for our work in high quality commercial dispute resolution law. We are recommended as experts in this field by the leading industry guide, The UK Legal 500.

When you choose to instruct the specialist Rollits solicitors, you’re working with a firm made up of over 180 years of legal sector expertise handling all manner of legal matters, including commercial dispute resolution.

Our knowledge and understanding of dispute resolution procedures enable us to deal with legal disputes efficiently, effectively and, when necessary, robustly.

Our commercial dispute resolution services’ fees

At Rollits, we strive to provide a competitive pricing structure for our clients. Our high quality service coincides with our pricing, providing a value for money service from start to finish. We understand how important clear pricing is, and for this reason, our solicitors are completely transparent regarding the cost of our services, allowing you to budget accordingly.

The fees we offer depend on each unique case, the type of legal matter you need assistance with and the level of legal support you require from the Rollits team. For matters which are more straightforward to resolve, we may be able to offer our fees on a fixed fee basis. For more complex matters, we may deliver our services at an hourly rate.

To learn more about our commercial litigation legal fees, please don’t hesitate to contact our expert business disputes solicitors using the details provided below. From an initial chat, we can provide a fee estimate based on your circumstances and the level of legal support you are looking for.

Get in touch with our commercial litigation solicitors

To discuss your commercial litigation needs, get in touch with our business disputes solicitors today. From our offices in both Hull and York, we support clients in the region and the North, as well as across the rest of the UK.