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. Interviewees in Chambers [UK 2021] describe the Litigation Team as "at the top of its game".

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. 

Legal 500 UK 2021 Top Tier          Top Ranked Chambers UK 2021

‘They are committed to getting the very best result for their clients, and they leave no stone unturned in doing so. They pay close attention to what their client is seeking to achieve, and pursue that as far as possible. They are thorough, pragmatic, client-focused and bright. Instructions from them are a joy to receive, for their clarity and considered nature.'

Legal 500 [UK 2021]