Logistics Dispute Resolution

Caroline Metcalf, Bishop's Stortford
Caroline Metcalf, Partner and dispute resolution specialist in Bishops Stortford

We work with our logistics clients to resolve disputes in line with your commercial needs. From supply chain disputes including third parties and the enforcement of commercial contracts to rent reviews, break clauses and other commercial property and lease disputes- we can guide you through the litigation process. 

The logistics industry has changed dramatically over recent years with the impact of Covid-19 and Brexit, growth of e-commerce, new technology, and the additional environmental sustainability concerns and many of these changes can put pressure on existing contracts and relationships. 

The last mile- the distribution of goods to the consumer from hubs or warehouses- can give rise to various contractual issues such as enforcement of contracts and establishing the extent of liabilities, acts of third parties, failure to achieve KPIs including speed of deliveries.

The business world is a particularly volatile place at the moment. We can assist you if one of your clients or suppliers is forced or seeks to utilise an insolvency process. There are a number of different processes which will throw up different issues. For instance, you may need advice on whether you can enforce a lien over goods when the client has passed into administration, or whether you should support or oppose a client’s proposed Company Voluntary Arrangement. 

Equally, there may come a time when your own business needs advice to be given to its Directors on their personal risk involved in keeping a company trading in challenging conditions, or whether an insolvency process, other than liquidation, can be utilised to protect your business from creditor pressure. 

As a start-up, SME or established logistics company the dispute resolution legal services we can provide you include:

  • Fraud – investigation of claims, resolving jurisdiction issues, drafting court filings and dealing with court proceedings, providing references to the Fraud Office.
  • Debt recovery and contractual disputes – complex contractual disputes relating to issues such as defaulting on supply, and effective processes to help you recover debts such as enforcing court orders against debtors.
  • Commercial property and lease disputes – our specialists cover: lease disputes, exiting, termination and renewal, rent reviews, defending actions for breach of lease, dilapidations
  • Company disputes – managing common disputes about for example, the strategy, partner performance or succession planning. It’s vital that you start pulling in the same direction again and we can help.
  • Intellectual property – IP disputes tend to be complex. We can identify and explain the threats you may face and how to protect yourself, plus how to make the most of your intellectual property.
  • Corporate recovery, restructuring and insolvency - Our insolvency experts work on all aspects including administrations, receiverships and liquidations. We have a panel of Insolvency Practitioners who we can introduce to you if it is determined that a formal process should be pursued
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