Commercial and Civil Litigation

Commercial & Civil Litigation Solicitors in Brighton, East Sussex

The Commercial and Civil Litigation Team at Dean Wilson LLP has a breadth of experience in all areas of dispute resolution, from contract disputes to possession claims. Our team takes a pragmatic view of the merits of your case, and will make you aware of all your options before deciding on a course of action.


Alternative Dispute Resolution is actively encouraged and considered prior to court proceedings. However, we believe it is equally important to recognise when court proceedings are necessary. Either way, our team members are precise, meticulous and will dedicate themselves to achieving the most suitable and cost-effective outcome for you.



Litigation can be daunting, so our experienced people will guide you through the court procedure step by step, working closely with you and providing regular costs updates.

The work we do includes the following, as well as debt recovery, and supply-of-goods-and-services claims:

Our Commercial & Civil Litigation solicitors and lawyers in Brighton carry out work including:

Contractual Claims

In any commercial dispute, part of the challenge is appreciating that every business is different. Whilst contractual claims can appear straightforward, a “broad-brush” approach will not always be appropriate. We take the time to really understand your business and, whether your priority is recovery of a commercial debt, preservation of your reputation and your competitive edge or early settlement, we will strive to find the best solution to meet your business needs. We act for a number of small and medium sized companies around the UK and can provide advice on a retained basis.

Partnership Disputes

Partnership disputes require a proactive approach and careful handling, with a focus on ensuring the survival of the business if appropriate or achieving a partnership dissolution. If resolution is possible, then our dispute resolution team will guide you through the process and we aim to do so in a way that causes the least disruption to your business. We can also assist with day-to-day disagreements.

Injunctions and Enforcement

Although regrettable, injunctions and enforcement are sometimes a necessary part of recovery of assets and debts owed to a business. Our team never neglect the vital steps and work with a number of trace agents in the UK and abroad. We can assist with debtor/asset tracing; freezing injunctions, charging orders and attachment of earnings orders. A prompt service is often essential so please communicate with us at an early stage.

Insolvency Matters

Whether you are considering winding up your company or you would like advice on enforcing a debt through a statutory demand or bankruptcy petition, our team is on hand to provide help and advice to your business and can help you with winding up petitions as well as directors’ personal liability matters. We recognise that there is often a great deal of background to these issues and the best way forward is to discuss it with us at the earliest opportunity.

Just a note to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service and care taken in bringing our lease problem to a successful conclusion. Your robust challenge on the validity of the landlord’s legal position was key to the success in the re-negotiations, and led to a very satisfactory outcome.

I just realised I didn’t thank you for all of the work you did for me!! I will obviously recommend you and your company to anyone that needs help! Thanks again for all your help, you’re a genius!

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