Do you need to resolve a business dispute? Want to keep costs and time to a minimum? When a dispute arises it’s difficult to know what to do. All you want is to resolve it quickly without spending too much, and without doing anything you don’t want to. But it’s impossible to do so without a working knowledge of the law.

Are you looking for commercial litigation solicitors in Carlisle? Bendles has been helping the people of Cumbria resolve all kinds of disputes for over 200 years. Let us help you. Get in touch today to arrange a consultation. Give us a call on 01228 522215 to book one now.

Running your business is a complex and delicate matter. Given the number of things it takes to run smoothly, you’re bound to bump into problems every now and then.

Business disputes can arise for a number of reasons. Some disputes that may give you reason to make a litigation claim include:


These are attempts to damage your business through untrue comments. Defamation comes in two types:

  • Slander - verbal defamation (non- permanent)
  • Libel - written or recorded defamation (permanent)

Intellectual Property (IP)

Laws concerning intellectual property cover intangible things that you’ve created yourself or own. People can commit intellectual property theft. This is when somebody steals your idea, design or otherwise and passes it off as their own creation.

IP covers things such as inventions, artistic works, designs, symbols names and brands. To prevent people stealing your intellectual property it’s important to get the right protection.

Shareholder Disputes

Shareholder disputes come about when there are disagreements over the direction of the company. This can be for a number of reasons.

People with a stake in the business are bound to have opinions on how it should progress. You can avoid disputes by using us to prepare you a shareholders’ agreement detailing the running of the business.

When it’s necessary to take legal action to protect your business, we will be there.

As solicitors our legal expertise gives you options. Without a thorough understanding of the law, it’s easy to get stuck. With our help you’ll know all the different routes you can take and the risks of each one.

Any dispute taken to court may mean commercially sensitive information is released into the public domain. If you wish to keep materials that may harm your business private, we’ll help you seek a private method of resolution

We will help you prepare in advance. As soon as claims are issued, courts produce a timetable that must be followed. So if you’re making a claim, or are worried one will be made against you, we’ll advise you on the best way to keep and gather evidence to support your case.

If it goes to trial we will represent you or select and advise a barrister to do so for you.

The stress of handling commercial litigation on your own, not to mention the risk if you get it wrong, isn’t worth it. Get in touch with Bendles today and let us make disputes easy for you. Contact our dispute resolution specialist, Michael Johnson, to see how we can help. Give us a call on 01228 522215 to find out now.

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