Commercial Disputes: Strategy and Resolution

If you are like most New Zealand business owners, at some point in your commercial activity, you will have (at least) one commercial dispute. It could be with a business partner or supplier, or customer.

Commercial disputes if not handled correctly can give rise to uncertainty and varied outcomes.

It is important that you get advice quickly with a view to a quick solution.

If the dispute is left to run its course, as between the parties, it is likely that it may escalate out of control. The parties can become entrenched in their position and damage can occur.

In my experience, there are three common mistakes that business owners make in a dispute. They don’t get timely advice and representation. They make decisions based on incomplete information or understanding of their rights. They write to the other party with a view to resolving it themselves but that correspondence can come back to bite them later.

It can cost more not to be represented than it does to obtain representation.

Through acting on many of these cases, I have learnt that it is critical to:

  • Engage early to strategically resolve matters; and
  • Engage with an expert.

 By doing this you demonstrate that:

  • You are well advised as to your rights and options that are available; and
  • You are willing to defend your position, and have in fact obtained expert representation to do so.

Our experts are committed to prompt and favourable resolutions for our clients.

If you want practical and expert advice that can actually help you resolve your commercial dispute, you’re in the right place.

We can help you resolve the dispute so you can reduce your stress and uncertainty and focus on the things that matter.

Our team and Norling Law has been recognised in the 2017 New Zealand Law Awards as a leading Litigation and Dispute Resolution Specialist Law Firm.

The next step is to book FREE 30-minute Legal Consultation. At this Consultation you will:

  • Get a real appraisal of your current situation;
  • Identify possible issues to consider; and
  • Develop strategy to resolve the claim.