We pro-actively work with our clients to avoid disputes but where a dispute does arise we have the skill, expertise and experience to achieve a positive resolution as swiftly as possible and at a sensible cost.

Our specialist team of over 50 lawyers manage dispute resolutions and as a result, have a proven track record of success in litigation and the management of commercial disputes.

Our teams are routinely ranked in the top tier by the legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers. Indeed, Birketts has more ranked contentious lawyers than any other firm in East Anglia. We were shortlisted for the Legal 500 Dispute Resolution Team of the Year 2016.

Our lawyers routinely conduct litigation in the High Court and the Court of Appeal as well as engaging in commercial arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Our opponents are typically major London and international law firms. We have strong links with proven junior and leading counsel in leading London commercial chambers.

We organise ourselves to provide specialist lawyers across a wide range of dispute types. The links below will provide further details of those services. If you require any assistance in finding the right team or lawyer the key contacts on this page will be pleased to assist.

At the outset we will provide you with a clear view of the strength of your case and a transparent and realistic assessment of costs.

Specialist areas

Our team understands the legal and commercial pressures faced by all businesses, whether they be small start-ups, SMEs or listed international corporates. Our clients benefit from straightforward, common-sense advice tailored to their individual needs. 

Our expertise and experience extends across all areas of commercial activity, from contracts for the provision of goods and services with the public or private sector, through to complex intellectual property and technology agreements, joint ventures, outsourcing arrangements and agency and distribution issues both in the UK, and cross border. We also ensure that our clients are aware of the regulatory issues applicable to their business practices, such as consumer protection, product liability, data protection and privacy and competition laws.

Given the firm's strong international connections and its wide client base, our work will often include working with our clients' own overseas advisors, or coordinating with lawyers and tax advisors through our international network (IAG Global) to enable our clients' legal needs to be addressed in whichever jurisdiction they may arise.

Legal 500 UK 2020 Top Tier          Chambers UK 2020 Top Ranked

"They are always easy to deal with, sympathetic to client needs and commercially aware."

Legal 500 [UK 2020]