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Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Enoch Evans’ highly skilled Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation teams in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield and Cannock have a wealth of experience in advising commercial clients on a broad range of legal problems which may affect your business, from all aspects of contractual issues, property disputes to debt recovery.

If left unmanaged, disputes relating to commercial matters can lead to significant disruption of day-to-day business operations. Enoch Evans works with you as your commercial partner to resolve disputes – allowing you to get back to business as usual. We assist with commercial contract disputes, including claims regarding the sale and purchase of businesses, Directorship, Partnership or Shareholder disagreements and contract breaches that have arisen from business dealings.

The specialist debt recovery service offered by Enoch Evans provides a low-cost solution for the retrieval of non-disputed debts which has a positive impact on cash flow.

We specialise in commercial property disputes, acting for both Landlords and Tenants. This includes contesting lease renewals, dilapidations claims, further claims for breach of contract, the operation of break clauses and enforcement of general terms.

We also provide relevant and effective advice on construction disputes, including guidance on both general and Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) contract issues, as well as our more general property litigation practice. Our work includes enforcement of overage and development agreements, boundary and trespass issues, and Party Wall Act claims.

We offer our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution services in Sutton Coldfield, Cannock, Walsall & the surrounding areas.

Our Litigation expertise

Contractual disputes

Contracts can take many forms, written or verbal and it is not uncommon for a party to feel that the other has not upheld their end. The Litigation team at Enoch Evans specialise in dissecting the terms of the contract to provide you with clear guidance on any believed breach.

Sometimes disputes escalate to Court proceedings being issued by a Claimant or received by a Defendant. It is essential that in either case, advice is sought at the earliest opportunity to establish prospects of success and the implications that this may have on the financial outcome of the proceedings. We at Enoch Evans have particular expertise in, amongst other things:

  • Bringing and defending claims in the High Court including applications for injunctions or ‘injunctive relief’.
  • Search Orders
  • Breach of Contract claims
  • Claims that you wish to make or brought against you for breaches of restrictive covenants

Property disputes including boundary disputes and landlord and tenant matters

Whether acting for Landlord or Tenant, the Litigation team has expertise in resolving problems that occur in property letting. Whether that is:

  • Non-payment of rent
  • Repossession or eviction
  • Enforcing covenants
  • S.146 notices
  • Forfeiture or
  • Dilapidations Claims

Building and Construction Disputes

The Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation team deal with all manner of disputes in the Building and Construction Industry.

Whether you are a Builder or Construction company encountering issues on site, or a customer who feels that the work is not of a satisfactory standard, we can work with trusted advisors in the surveying trade to assist in resolving that dispute, be it through Court proceedings, mediation, negotiation or arbitration.

Personal and Business Insolvency

Sometimes an individual or company is unable to pay their debts as they fall due. This can often lead to creditors seeking ways to recover their money.

One such way is through an Insolvency Event.

If you are facing such a situation or wish to consider it as a means of recovering payment from a debtor, have been served with a Statutory Demand, or wish to consider threatening Bankruptcy or liquidation, please do speak to one of the Litigation Team who may be able to help you.

Professional negligence

If you feel that you have been let down by a professional advisor, be they an accountant, financial advisor or indeed a solicitor, please do contact us to see if we can help.

Partnership Director or Shareholder disputes

In the course of business, it is not uncommon to have a difference of opinion with your business partners. When that difference of opinion becomes a dispute, then there is a real risk that dispute will distract the owners or those running the business from their primary objectives.

With early assistance from the Commercial Litigation lawyers we will guide you through the options available to you and the Company, discuss the commercial realities of each outcome and provide you with pragmatic, commercially sensible advice.
Our experience in this area includes:

  • Derivative Actions
  • Minority Shareholder Rights claims
  • Unfair prejudice claims
  • Claims for dividend payments allocated unfairly or incorrectly
  • The ejection of a Partner from a Partnership
  • Negotiating the exit of a shareholder from a Company

Debt Recovery

Enoch Evans operates a specialist debt recovery service providing a low-cost solution for the retrieval of non-disputed debts which has a positive impact on cash flow. A link to our services and charges can be found here.

Why choose our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team?

At Enoch Evans, our team of specialist litigation solicitors in Sutton Coldfield, Cannock and Walsall have a wealth of combined expertise and experience in a diverse range of matters. This is supported by our inclusion and ranking in the independent client guide, The Legal 500.

Our office locations allow us to support local businesses, as well as those further afield, working with clients throughout the UK.

Our Legal 500 Directory report

Enoch Evans 'commercial and efficient' team is led by Stephen Nixon, who specialises in breach of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes. He is also well-versed in professional negligence claims and IP litigation.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Nixon


‘I rate the services Enoch Evans provide very highly. The firm is very commercial in its outlook and very efficient in preparing instructions, addressing queries and managing clients.’

‘The practice brings together the broadest possible skill set, forming a team that takes care of the client’s needs in the most complex and diverse property-led disputes.’

‘Stephen Nixon provides strong insight. He is very good at providing a realistic view of matters using mediation.’

Speak to our Dispute Resolution and Commercial Litigation solicitors today

To speak to Commercial Litigation solicitors in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Cannock and the wider West Midlands region, please refer to the contact details for each location, email or, alternatively, fill in the enquiry form on the right-hand side of the page to ask us a question.