Corporate & Commercial Disputes

Corporate and commercial disputes go to the heart of your business and reputation.


Our seasoned team of commercial litigators have the experience and appetite to put those interests first. No matter how complex or hard-fought the litigation, we have the expertise and resources to take control of the agenda to achieve your objectives. We are tenacious, resilient and thrive under pressure.

We are regularly instructed on the largest and most complex corporate and commercial disputes before the English courts and have the capacity to litigate your case to the highest courts. Our scale and breadth of experience means that we can take on any commercial dispute and, in partnership with you, resolve it successfully. 

As commercial litigators, we understand the importance of immersing ourselves in our clients’ businesses. We advise major UK and global entities on their commercial and corporate claims, including banks, financial institutions, private equity houses, investment funds, corporates and multinational commercial organisations, as well as individuals. 

Our clients come to us when the stakes are highest because we offer both technical excellence and business common sense. As part of a full-service firm, our commercial litigators can also draw upon the expertise of Travers Smith’s market-leading transactional and advisory practices. We do not operate in silos, and frequently collaborate with our colleagues across the firm to serve your interests with our best minds. Our in-house litigation technology experts ensure that the way we litigate is forward-thinking and smart.

The majority of our cases have a cross-border element. Our strong relationships with the best overseas disputes practices allow us to offer a seamless and tailored service outside this jurisdiction to our clients if the case requires.

We are adept at handling the broadest range of commercial litigation, including:

  • contractual disputes between companies
  • claims arising from the acquisition or disposal of businesses
  • shareholder disputes
  • professional negligence disputes
  • banking and insolvency claims
  • financial services disputes
  • public and product liability claims
  • novel tortious claims
  • property and construction cases
  • insurance disputes
  • intellectual property and patent disputes
  • trust and pensions claims

Our lawyers are award-winning.  We were recognised in 2019 as Commercial Litigation Team of the Year by both The Lawyer and Legal Business.  We are proud to offer, at every level, an agile team of entrepreneurial, bright and committed people to our litigation clients.

Recent work advising:

The Dispute Resolution Yearbook 2022

Find out more about our disputes practice and how we go about our business. Containing a host of thought leadership pieces on UK litigation trends and insights into what matters to us as a team.

A guide to commercial litigation in the High Court of England and Wales

This guide aims to provide a high-level overview of the key steps which are likely to be involved in a piece of commercial litigation in the English courts.

A guide to commercial litigation in the High Court of England and Wales
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