We believe that litigation is a last resort, and encourage clients to refer their disputes to us at an early stage. Careful negotiation can often resolve problems without recourse to the courts.
When litigation is necessary, our litigation lawyers give comprehensive advice at the outset on the prospects of success. In complex cases we seek specialist advice from barristers. We aim to provide an estimate of the costs involved, and we appreciate that clients have to make difficult decisions in balancing these against their prospects of success. We discuss all options available to fund the case, including the possibility of a conditional fee or “no win, no fee” agreement. We never ignore the possibilities of settlement, even after proceedings have been issued.
LM Legal handles a variety of business and commercial litigations. For example, we are experienced in handling all types of contract claims, including cases involving commercial contracts, employment agreements, and business contracts among individuals, corporations, universities, and hospitals, in addition to contracts forming practice plans or business ventures, and those between entities forming joint partnerships or ventures or other legal relationships. In addition to handling contract cases, we have extensive experience in numerous related claims that can arise in a business or contract context, such as claims for tortious or intentional interference with contractual or advantageous relations, defamation, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, breach of warranty, bad faith, and violation of statutes and regulations.
Cases that arise in a business or commercial context often present a challenging variety of claims and issues. We have extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation and arbitration, and we pride ourselves on providing our clients with a thorough analysis of all relevant issues and working towards a fair and comprehensive resolution of the case. If resolution is not possible, we take a focused and organized approach to discovery, tailoring it to each specific case.