We know that you want to avoid anything which distracts you from doing what you do best, running your own business.
At McMillan Williams we have a dedicated team of experienced specialists on hand to help you resolve your commercial disputes in the most efficient and timely manner possible. From simple contract disputes to agreements resulting in commercial fraud, our team is fully experienced in the broad spectrum of disputes that may arise such as:
Company Shareholders and Directors have two very different roles. Understanding your rights, responsibilities and statutory duties can sometimes be difficult and complex.
Conflicts between Directors and Shareholders can seem inevitable and insurmountable but with the right knowledge and expertise at your fingertips these conflicts can be resolved swiftly.
We act for Shareholders and Directors of businesses and other organisations including charities, in dispute such as:
MW Solicitors has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Director and Shareholder obligations. We advise small businesses and large corporations of all sizes. Our network of offices across London and the South of England means that our expert Commercial Dispute Solicitors are on hand to help you resolve your business dispute.
At MW Solicitors we have lawyers who specialise in helping businesses resolve their Insolvency issues.
We can assist Insolvency Practitioners to realise a debtor’s assets by repossession and sale of the bankrupt’s home or recovery of assets which have been dissipated by the bankrupt prior to, or following the bankruptcy order.
Sometimes these applications can involve sensitive exceptional circumstances and complex disputes relating to exoneration or division of the beneficial interest and our team has the right level of experience to assist.
Our Insolvency Team can advise insolvency practitioners on all types of transactions including:
The team can also assist a bankrupt (or other parties) when they are faced with any of the above issues. We can offer guidance and assistance as to the best form of settlement or whether the claim made is defendable.
Our Corporate Insolvency experts can assist insolvency practitioners in claims such as:
Often, matters involve a high level of investigation before a case can be commenced and we have the relevant experience to assist in those investigations. We strive to conclude matters quickly and efficiently where there is a commercially viable case.
We can advise and assist in placing a company into Administration for directors or creditors. We also advise on all aspects relating to:
The team can also assist directors or other parties when faced with the above issues. We offer guidance and assistance to find the best form of settlement or determine whether the claim made by the Insolvency Practitioner is defendable.
We also offer services to creditors which enable them to monitor any bad debts.
As a creditor you may need advice to find the best way to approach a bad debt or a debtor who has financial issues. We can assist and advise on the best course of action. This may include:
We can advise creditors when a debtor has become insolvent and is subject to or about to be subject to an insolvency process. We provide advice on how the debt can be recovered by ensuring that the insolvency practitioner is able to recover all the assets available to him.
Our team is able to assist in commercial disputes from collection of debts through to injunctions and have a wealth of experience in dealing with high value and complex claims.
We have particular expertise in contractual debt claims along with secondary security actions and are able to assist large corporates or indeed individuals facing such disputes. We have the commercial aptitude to ensure any dispute is dealt with cost effectively always maintaining clear transparency on costs and this is achieved through the recognition of keeping the client aware of every step and the associated costs.
We have experience in mediations and alternative dispute resolution schemes to ensure the right result is met for the client at all times.
At MW Solicitors, our mission is “To make quality legal services accessible to everyone” Including creditors trying to recover debts.
If you are a creditor or an Insolvency Practitioner and would like to talk to one of our Commercial Debt Resolution Team . Call us today on 020 3551 8500 or fill in our Contact Us form and our team will call or email you within 1 working day.
We understand that legal disputes and litigation can be an extremely stressful process for both individuals and businesses. With changes to litigation funding and cuts to legal aid, the use of mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is expanding and becoming of increasing importance to individuals and businesses alike who find themselves involved in a dispute.
Mediation and ADR offer alternative ways of settling a dispute rather than resorting to legal proceedings and litigation. In fact, the court promotes the use of Mediation and ADR wherever possible to avoid matters going to a final hearing and avoiding the substantial costs that litigation can incur.
There are many different types of ADR which may help resolve a dispute with your opponent. The most common of which are as follows:
Mediation involves an independent third party (the mediator) acting as a go-between to facilitate a mutual agreement between the parties involved in a dispute. The mediator will remain entirely independent and will not force either party to enter into an agreement. Mediation can be conducted by telephone conference or in person at numerous locations throughout the country. Mediation is entirely confidential and any agreement reached between the parties will be equally as binding as a court’s judgment or final decision.
Negotiation is exactly how it sounds. The two sides in the dispute negotiate with each other in order to reach a compromise, without the need to proceed to a final court hearing.
Arbitration is used in more specialist cases. An independent third party (the arbitrator) is appointed with a role very similar to that of a trial judge and will have often have specific knowledge of the sector or type of dispute to which the matter relates and be a professional in that area.
Unlike a mediator, an arbitrator is not a go-between. The arbitrator listens to each sides version of events and provides a decision on the facts which version of events he/she prefers. Arbitration is less formal than a court hearing or trial and can be binding or non-binding on the parties participating in the same.
At MW Solicitors, our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone". Where we believe it is in your best interests, we will proactively encourage you and your opponent to enter into mediation or ADR to settle a dispute as soon as possible. The procedure for Mediation specifically is both informal and cost-effective, and parties to mediation can walk away at any time. We will always ensure that any agreement you enter into protects you and is legally binding.
You can be confident that any Mediation or ADR you enter into with MW Solicitors will be worthwhile and may resolve the dispute at an early stage, reducing your legal costs dramatically, and saving the parties from the pressures and stresses of court proceedings. Call us today on 020 3551 8500 or fill in our Contact Us form and our team will call or email you within 1 working day.
Do you suspect an employee of misappropriating funds? Have you found evidence of directors or managers abusing positions of power for financial gain?
Commercial fraud is a term that describes a range of different activities, often covering a variety of causes of action. It usually covers the tort of ‘Deceit’ and involves deliberate actions, frequently involving dishonest or even criminal conduct
In an everyday sense, these cases usually arise from abuse of positions of responsibility or power such as a high level employee or former employee accused of some unsavoury conduct that has resulted in the business they were employed by suffering financial loss. The obvious example is misappropriation of company funds for personal gain, abuse of expenses schemes, or employees diverting business to themselves personally.
The law surrounding these cases is complicated because there is no ‘direct’ legal route to take. You will need expert assistance in preparing a case that makes reference to the right elements of law for your particular circumstances including the law relating to deceit, conspiracy, breach of trust and/or fiduciary duty as well as more common areas of law such as conversion, breach of contract or claims for restitution.
Acting quickly is vital. If the evidence is clear that money has been misappropriated we can help you take immediate action for an Injunction to capture and freeze the Defendant’s assets to make sure that your money isn’t going anywhere. From there we can work with you navigate this complex and multi faceted area to build a strong case and give you the best opportunity to recover your money.
At MW Solicitors our mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those who may be victims of commercial fraud.
If you need any assistance or advice in relation to the types of matters listed above, don't delay, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or or fill in our Contact Us form and our team will call or email you within 1 working day.
Everybody has an opinion on Insolvency.
However when you have the prospect of losing your home to Bankruptcy or the heart break of losing your business you need solutions and actions, not opinions.
Are you an individual or company director whose company is facing financial difficulties? Have you been served with a Bankruptcy Petition or Statutory Demand for an unpaid invoice?
You do not always need to go down a formal insolvency process to resolve these types of issues. There are ways in which we can assist you to resolve the financial pressure from creditors.
If a formal Bankruptcy or IVA process is required then we can assist you to put together the documents or advise you if you are already subject to bankruptcy or you are having problems keeping up with the terms of your voluntary arrangement proposal.
It may be the case that you believe that your company is still viable but your company is just struggling with cash flow problems. We have experience in advising directors and shareholders on financial problems where the company has not yet entered into a formal insolvency process.
We assist directors and individuals facing actions commenced by Insolvency Practitioners such as a claim to return funds to a company known as undervalue claims, preference actions, misfeasance, fraudulent or wrongful trading claims and disqualification proceedings.
We also advise Insolvency Practitioners on all aspects of bankruptcy and company liquidation.
At McMillan Williams we have a team of dedicated professionals to help guide you through and in some cases avoid the insolvency process.
Our fees are competitive and transparent. You will know how much you have to pay before we undertake any work. Your case will be referred to a specialist Commercial Debt Recovery specialist.
We can work on a fixed fee basis, so even if we have to spend a little more time in resolving your issue, you will not have to pay more than we quoted.
At MW, Our Mission is “to make quality legal services accessible to everyone”, including those who may have financial difficulties through no fault of their own.
At MW Solicitors our Insolvency Team understand that you need to resolve your disputes quickly and cost effectively.
MW Solicitors can advise directors and shareholders of companies on a range of financial issues, including:
If you are a director or an individual facing an action against you then call us today.
We can help you with:
We can advise directors and shareholders on financial problems where the company has not yet entered into a formal insolvency process.
Strained cash flow for a company can be very damaging. For directors there are often ways to resolve short term problems and, with the correct advice, you may be able to resolve things without having to enter into a formal insolvency process.
Call us today on 020 3551 8500 or fill out our Contact Us form and our team will respond to your enquiry within 1 working day.
We live in uncertain times and Bankruptcy can happen to any of us with little or no warning. Don’t panic and don’t ignore it. The sooner you act, the sooner you can get back on your feet.
We advise individuals with financial difficulties or who are facing bankruptcy. You will not always need to enter into a formal insolvency process as there are ways in which we can assist you to resolve financial pressure from creditors.
If a formal bankruptcy or Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA) process is required then we can assist you to put together the necessary documents. We can also advise you if you are already subject to bankruptcy or if you are having problems keeping up with the terms of your voluntary arrangement proposal.
At MW Solicitors our team of dedicated professionals are here to guide you through the bankruptcy process and to help you with your IVA to reduce your debts so you might avoid bankruptcy altogether.
We also advise Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) on all aspects of bankruptcy and voluntary arrangements which includes realisation of assets of the bankrupt’s estate and all claims needed to recover assets. We can advise Insolvency Practitioners on problems which arise in an Individual Voluntary Arrangement.
At MW, Our Mission is "to make quality legal services accessible to everyone", including those who may have financial difficulties through no fault of their own. If you need help don’t delay, call us today on 020 3551 8500 or email us at email@example.com
Being a Creditor as a result of someone else’s financial problems is no joke, it can give you sleepless nights or worse, affect your own cash flow.
If you are a creditor we can advise you on bad debt issues such as when a debtor is:
It is not always easy to understand the formal insolvency processes but our team of Insolvency Lawyers are experts in advising creditors on the best way forward. We can help you to recover the outstanding debt. We will liaise with any appointed Insolvency Practitioner to ensure that you recover as much of the debt as possible.
At MW Solicitors we understand that creditors often need specialist advice too. Creditors often think that when a debtor enters into insolvency they will not make a recovery, but this is not always the case, particularly if you act quickly.
If you are worried that one of your debtors has gone bad, entered into formal Insolvency proceeding or would just like to get some creditor advice, don’t delay, call us today on 020 3551 8500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you signed a personal guarantee to support a business loan and forgotten about it? Are you a lender trying to enforce a personal guarantee agreement? Are you receiving letters threatening court action and it is all you can think about?
Don’t worry, our Commercial Dispute Resolution Team are here to help you.
Our expert team of commercial litigation lawyers have years of experience resolving Commercial Disputes and can provide advice on
Our team of dedicated Insolvency Lawyers will help you to find a swift resolution to your issue. Your case will be handled by a specialist. Our fees are competitive and you will know how much you have to pay before we undertake any work.
We can also work on a fixed fee basis, so even if we have to spend a little more time in resolving your issue, you will not have to pay more than we quoted.
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At MW Solicitors, our mission is "to make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including those in dispute trying to enforce a guarantee. Ignoring the issue does not make it go away. A swift resolution can only come through specialist professional advice.