Dispute resolution

Hill Dickinson’s substantial team of specialist commercial litigators help clients to resolve business disputes through negotiation, arbitration, mediation or litigation.

We give clear, pragmatic advice which combines expert technical analysis with a sound understanding of our clients’ business problems and commercial objectives. We seek to resolve disputes quickly and efficiently and to minimise the impact of a dispute on clients’ day-to-day operations.

Where possible we try to settle disputes without recourse to legal proceedings. However, when this is unavoidable, we have a very experienced and tenacious team who will pursue clients’ interests vigorously.

Areas of experience and expertise

  • Commercial litigation 
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Director disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Breach of confidence actions
  • Civil fraud
  • Judicial review
  • Franchising disputes
  • Outsourcing disputes
  • Data protection disputes
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Breach of trust actions
  • Professional negligence
  • Health and safety claims, including regulatory advice and representation
  • Contentious probate

Related areas


Our clients

We act for a wide range of businesses including banks and financial institutions, owner-managed businesses, plcs, accountants and other professionals.

Key contacts

Geraldine Ryan
Partner - Head of Commercial Litigation
Geraldine Ryan
+44 (0)161 817 7288
Edwin Cheyney
Edwin Cheyney
+44 (0)20 7280 9133
Iain Campbell
Iain Campbell
+44 (0)161 817 7224

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Hill Dickinson LLP continues to attract sports and media-related instructions, including phone-hacking claimant work for some high-profile individuals. It acted for European Brands Trading in a claim against HMRC, and successfully represented Durham Tees Valley Airport in a contract dispute with Bmibaby and British Midland Airways... Hill Dickinson LLP has also been handling contractual, tax-related and shareholder disputes.

Hill Dickinson LLP

Ably handles a variety of complex and substantial disputes. Expertise across a range of key practice areas including defamation, professional negligence and pension litigation.