Business Litigation

Employment Law

The area of Employment Law is a specialism at Robinsons so you can be assured that whatever your business needs are, we can help. From drafting employment contracts to offering guidance on Health & Safety regulations, providing HR advice and dealing with Settlement Agreements, our team will be on hand to advise on every aspect of this complex area.

If your business is facing a claim for unfair or wrongful dismissal or you require representation at a tribunal or in court, it’s important that you seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity to ensure you comply with Employment Legislation. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the form of mediation can often prove useful in resolving areas of contention and, if successful, would be a time saving and cost effective method of reaching agreement.

Professional Negligence

If your business has suffered a loss due to the negligence of a professional in whom you placed your trust, you have a right to be compensated. This applies to Legal Professionals, Property Professionals, Financial Advisors and Accountants, but strict time limits apply to claims of this type so it’s vital that you act early. You’ll need to show that you were owed a duty of care by the professional and that your business has suffered a loss as a result of this duty of care being breached.

Our specialist team can examine the details of your case and recommend the most appropriate action to take to ensure your losses are recouped.

Mr Clark acted for the Claimants in the reported case of Scott & Scott v Kennedys Law LLP [2011] EWHC 3808 (Ch) a successful claim for Professional Negligence against a firm of solicitors.

The court held that, where a solicitor had negligently failed to advise purchasers of a guest-house business of the nature of planning conditions, with the result that the business became the subject of an enforcement notice and could only be sold at an undervalue, it was appropriate to assess damages on the no transaction basis by reference to the capital loss suffered by the purchasers rather than considering their wasted expenditure.

Landlord & Tenant

At Robinsons we have extensive experience of all aspects of Landlord and Tenant Law and can provide guidance on current legislation and any proposed changes that might impact your business.

Some of the areas we work regularly within include; Assured Shortholds and other tenancies, Enforcement of covenants, Repossessions, Lease negotiation/renewal, Forfeiture, Removal of unauthorised occupants and Schedules of dilapidations; but this list is by no means exhaustive.

Our specialists can advise on all aspects of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, and its subsequent variations, and where you need advice quickly our aim will be to find the most cost effective and efficient solution for your needs.

Building & Contract Disputes

Occasionally even the most watertight contract can hit snags and your business can be adversely affected whilst the dispute is ongoing.  If this is the case and your business is currently in dispute regarding a breach of contract, our Business Law team will be able to help. Regardless of the nature of the dispute or the type of contract involved, our aim will be to find the quickest and most cost effective solution to resolve the problem so that the impact is minimised.

Often an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the form of negotiation or mediation can prove helpful but if this is unsuccessful, our specialist litigation solicitors will be ready to advance your case through the Courts if necessary. 

By making an appointment to come in for a chat with us, you'll be taking an important step towards finding resolution.

Debt Recovery

Regardless of the nature of the debt you wish to recover, Robinsons can help. We understand the financial strain placed on businesses unable to collect debts and will act quickly to ensure the impact of this failure to pay is minimised.

If the debt is owed by another business, including those operated by a sole trader, The Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 allows all businesses, regardless of size to claim interest on outstanding debts at 8% above the Bank of England Base Rate; and in law a debt is considered ‘outstanding’ after 30 days, unless specific terms were agreed with the debtor.

Late payment legislation also allows you to add a fixed sum to invoices but this figure depends on the amount of the debt. Our Debt Recovery specialists can advise on all these issues and act for you until what you are owed is recovered in full.