Disputes & Litigation

Expertly enforcing and defending the rights of our clientsWe cut through disputes to achieve the results rightly expected by our clients

  • Debt Recovery and Credit Control
  • Contract Disputes and Enforcement
  • Director and Shareholder Disputes
  • Pursuing and defending Insolvency Claims
  • Injunctions and Cease & Desist
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Building & Construction disputes
  • Commercial property & landlord/tenant disputes
  • Asset Tracing – is the Defendant good for the money?

Whether handled internally or through solicitors, commercial disputes can be hugely disruptive to a company and can take up substantial management time. Specialist advice is therefore invaluable in analysing and resolving a dispute quickly in order to release a company to continue to trade without distraction. Naturally, a well-handled negotiation will also keep down costs as brewing disputes are pro-actively and sensitively resolved before they can develop.

We offer a full commercial litigation and dispute resolution service, from a pre-litigation assessment on the merits of a case and representation through Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures, to issuing legal proceedings through the County Court, High Court and Tribunal, as appropriate. We are contract litigation specialists with years of experience of interpreting and enforcing our clients’ rights under commercial contracts.

Matt and Niki are fantastic lawyers. They not only have a wide and detailed understanding of the legal areas that they specialise in, but are also great strategic thinkers. They have become an important part of our company and their prompt response is always on point. I would recommend Howat Avraam Solicitors without any reservations and wish Matt and Niki a long and continued success. 

Alexandra Isenegger – CEO Linkilaw Limited

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OUR EXPERTISE

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Debt Recovery & Credit Control
Working alongside our commercial clients to help them establish effective credit control processes and to swiftly and cost-effectively recover monies owed to them. Cashflow is...more

 fundamental to all businesses and we ensure our clients are first in line for payment. See our Debt Recovery page for further details.

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Contract Disputes
Whether verbal or in writing, all commercial disputes revolve around a contract. We are specialists at interpreting and enforcing our clients’ contractual rights through...more

 confident and pro-active representation.

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Property & Landlord/Tenant
Property disputes are understandably disruptive and require specialist advice to resolve the dispute quickly and effectively. We advise clients across a range of property issues...more

, including business lease renewals, forfeiture & possession actions, landlord & tenant disputes and rent & service charge disputes.

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Injunctions and Cease & Desist
We are experts at obtaining Injunctions to force a non-performing party to comply with their contractual obligations or to force a wrongdoing party to refrain from doing an...more

act complained of. Injunctions are an extremely valuable weapon in our clients’ armory and, if used appropriately, can help to resolve disputes quickly and with minimal disruption.

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Asset Tracing – is the Defendant good for the money?
Attention is often wrongly focused solely on whether a claim or defence has a good prospect of success. Whilst this is of course important, if the defendant has no money...more

, assets or other “pressure point”, the question of merit might well be academic. We are commercial in our approach to risk and reward and will never advise on a commercial litigation dispute without first considering a client’s genuine route to recovery.

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Director & Shareholder Disputes
Internal company disputes can be fatal to a business if not resolved swiftly and effectively. We advise clients on how to save their business or how to resolve and recompense any director or...more

 shareholder wrongdoing. The relationship between a company, its directors and shareholders is a complex one that must be carefully managed to enable a company to continue to trade.
See our Director and Shareholder Disputes page for further details.

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Bankruptcy & Winding Up Petitions
In light of their severe consequences, Statutory Demands, Bankruptcy Petitions and Winding-Up Petitions can be extremely effective at focusing another party’s attention. We...more

 advise clients on how to tactically benefit from or defend Insolvency claims.

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Professional Negligence Claims
Professionals are instructed because of their expertise and it follows that their advice is often accepted and acted upon, without question. Where that professional has provided poor...more

advice, which has resulted in a loss being suffered, we advise clients on pursuing or defending claims for compensation for any loss suffered.

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Building & Construction Disputes
Construction disputes arise for many reasons. Whatever the cause of the dispute, specialist advice and decisive action is required in order to avoid any delay and the significant costs...more

 that often follow as a consequence of delay. Construction claims are a specialist area of law and we have an enviable track record representing both builders and customers alike.

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How our Clients rate us?

5.00 Average

6 Reviews

Kirsty M

Niki Avraam is a superb employment lawyer and has given us very good advice over the years. As a firm they are astute, commercially aware people who demonstrate care and professionalism in all that they do.

Posted 5 months ago

Anonymous

I am very pleased with the service from Howat Avrraam Solicitors. Frezyderm UK

Posted 6 months ago

Sally S

Niki was a wonderful support at a time I really needed expert legal advice. She ensured a fair outcome and was always available for discussions about my case. I can't recommend Niki highly enough.

Posted 7 months ago

Chris A

I needed urgent legal support on an employment settlement aggreement and their swift response and concise professional opinion and recomendation really took the pressure off.

Posted 8 months ago

Graham H

Howat Avraam Solicitors’ proposition to effectively be our in-house legal team was precisely what we needed as a start-up company. From Company registration to a Shareholders’ Agreement, Company Secretarial duties, advice on Board structure, commercial contracts from office leases to aircraft acquisition and, remarkably, Directors’ and Staff employment contracts, all under one roof! They are totally professional and easy to deal with and I believe that this is the future of legal support. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Posted 9 months ago

Steve A

Selling the company that I founded 20 years ago was a stressful experience but Matthew, Niki and their team couldn’t have done more to ease the process. Their personal and no-nonsense approach demystified the legal process and got the job done with minimal fuss.

Posted 9 months ago

About Us

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Business focused

Our values place commercial decisions at the fore. Our clients appreciate us giving straight answers and solutions for their business.

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