Partnership disputes

When entering a business partnership, you do so with good intentions, never really expecting the relationship to break down. However, occasionally some business partners have a difference in opinion. While sometimes this can be healthy other times it can lead to disputes which are difficult to resolve and cause serious problems for the business.

Disputes between partners can happen for a whole variety of reasons such as secret profits, personality clashes or a difference in opinion. Whatever the reason, without a resolution, the dispute can become harmful for all parties in the partnership.

Call us today to speak to one of our dispute resolution solicitors

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Jackson Lees successfully helps all types of partnerships to address and resolve disagreements quickly and effectively, while keeping things as amicable as possible. Our expert lawyers ensure they know what the dispute is and set out the possible actions you could take, supporting you at every step. Timescales, costs and likely outcomes are all explained cohesively in a way that is easy to understand.

Methods of dispute resolution 


Mediation is a popular dispute resolution option. With mediation, you will be in the same room as the other party involved in your dispute and an impartial mediator who will guide the conversation, highlighting the key points in each party’s argument to help you both gain a better understanding of each other’s position. If you are interested in mediation, Jackson Lees can help point you in the right direction. 

Alternative dispute resolution 

If your dispute cannot be resolved through mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) gives you the chance to seek a legally binding decision without having to go to court to solve your property dispute. This is much more cost-effective than going to court and allows you to have more input in the overall decision. Our commercial planning dispute solicitors are experts in alternative dispute resolution, get in touch to find out more about this option. 


Through arbitration, the final decision will rest with the arbitrator, and the court will then make that decision legally binding. A commercial planning dispute expert can help guide you through this process, protecting your position every step of the way. 


If all other options are exhausted and your dispute is still not resolved, litigation may be necessary. You will need an expert litigator to help establish and protect your legal position and advise you on your best route to success. Litigation can be complex, and it is crucial that you work with a litigator that you trust will do everything they can to secure your desired outcome. At Jackson Lees, when it comes to litigation, our experienced team are by your side every step of the way to protect your best interests. 

What happens if your claim is worth less than £10,000? 

We do not accept claims that are worth less than £10,000. Claims of this value are dealt with through the ‘small claims’ court. It’s a simplified procedure allowing parties to represent themselves. You generally will not be able to recover legal fees if your claim is successful. 

Clients in these cases tend to want to keep their legal fees low and may only wish to receive minimal help from a lawyer. We feel this poses a risk that we will not have all the necessary details to offer valuable advice in these matters. 

Get in touch with us 

If you are finding yourself in a commercial planning application dispute, acting quickly gives you the best chance of success. Our dispute resolution team can help advise on the best course of action to take, while protecting your legal position every step of the way. Get in touch with our experts at our Liverpool and Wirral offices and they’ll be on hand to guide you through this process. 

Call us today on 0151 282 1700request a callback at a time that is convenient for you, or make an enquiry today. 

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