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Commercial Disputes

Businesses run on trust, partnerships and contracts. If one of those gets broken, or a Company gets misused, you need a way to effectively settle commercial disputes before they become personal.

Most commercial disputes are resolved by finding an agreement out of court.

Whether you feel you have been wronged, or claims have been brought against you, Godfreys Law have the mediation and litigation expertise to negotiate for you towards a successful resolution.

Businesses run on trust, partnerships and contracts. If one of those gets broken, or a Company gets misused, you need a way to effectively settle commercial disputes before they become personal.

Most commercial disputes are resolved by finding an agreement out of court. Whether you feel you have been wronged, or claims have been brought against you, Godfreys Law have the mediation and litigation expertise to negotiate for you towards a successful resolution.

Contract Disputes

What happens if one side does not hold up their end of the bargain? Whether a supplier fails to deliver goods or services, a former employee breaks a non-compete agreement, or a business partnership breaks down, our legal team can work on your behalf to right the imbalance.

From  mediating disagreements, to negotiating settlements, Godfreys Law can take action to resolve your contract disputes without recourse to the courts. While you can achieve better, quicker legal outcomes through litigation and mediation, our team will consider all options to help you get a successful resolution.

Shareholder Disputes

A well-crafted shareholders agreement or Company constitution will usually outline a clear dispute resolution process, and can save a lot of stress, time and stress down the track.

Our legal team can recommend a number of strategies to help both sides part ways on mutually agreed terms, such as an agreed buyout of shares.

Unless another Shareholder has acted unlawfully, or a Director has breached their duties, you may not have grounds to go to court to settle your dispute. In extreme cases where neither party can agree to a settlement, liquidation may be an option.

Insolvency

If business isn’t going so well, you may be facing receivership, liquidation and potentially bankruptcy. Seeking experienced legal advice at the first sign of financial difficulty is the best solution.

Filing for Voluntary Administration through the courts can grant your business time to find financial solutions. Other legal solutions like creditors proposals or summary instalment orders can help you settle disputes and debts while allowing you to remain in business.

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Experienced Problem Solvers

As going to court can be a very costly and drawn out process, more Christchurch businesses are settling their commercial disputes through alternative means of dispute resolution.

If you find yourself at loggerheads in a business dispute, contact the experienced problem solvers at Godfreys Law on 03 366 7469, and we can help you find a way to move forward.