Commercial disputes and dispute resolution

Commercial disputes take many forms – breach of contract, international arbitrations, professional negligence claims – all of which can be costly, time-consuming, stressful and complex.

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Disputes are rarely straightforward and can often turn in an unexpected direction. Working with a quantum expert who can explain the process in accessible terms and provide clear advice on the best way to proceed can relieve the stress and minimise the drain on your time and resources.

Commercial disputes typically involve tight deadlines and demand experienced advisers with the skills and resources to hit the ground running and stay on top of every aspect of the case.

Meeting your needs

  • Creative solutions

    Each case has its own unique requirements, so we adopt a flexible approach to ensure we meet the needs of those who instruct us. We provide reliable advice to the parties of commercial disputes and our commercial outlook enables us to add value.

  • Competitive fees

    We deliver cost-efficient, proportionate solutions without compromising on quality.

  • Added value

    We go beyond the delivery of an expert report – from preparing schedules and presentations for use in the negotiation of settlements, to assisting with and attending mediations.

  • Integrated approach

    We provide access to specialist sector and technical experts from across our diverse business. This includes our in-house forensic technology and e-disclosure team.

  • Partner-led assignments

    Our named experts take a leading and hands-on role in the detail of cases, meaning they’re ideally placed to give effective oral testimony in simple, clear terms, no matter how complex the claim.

  • Breadth of experience

    Our team has experience of acting as quantum experts in almost every conceivable type of claim – across a wide range of sectors – needing financial analysis, assessment of damages, valuation or quantification of loss.

  • Global reach

    As a founding member of CLA Global, Evelyn Partners provides a truly international service. Being a part of this leading worldwide network of independent firms, we are well positioned and have extensive experience to support you with your international requirements.

How we can help

  • Claims for breach of contract
  • Post-acquisition disputes
  • International arbitrations
  • Business and share valuations
  • Claims for consequential losses
  • Completion account disputes
  • Disputes between beneficiaries and trustees
  • Partnership disputes
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Intellectual property disputes

Our credentials

  • Experience

    We’ve been helping to resolve high-value commercial disputes in the UK and internationally for over 25 years.

  • Knowledge

    Our quantum experts have given evidence in the High Court and before International arbitrations and have assisted at mediations.

Frequently asked questions

In which courts/forums has your team operated?

Our team is regularly engaged in cases across the Criminal, Civil and Family Courts in the UK, in various international Commercial Litigation forums, for various regulatory bodies, and for various international competition authorities.  For more information about our work in various courts, please see the following pages:

Do you have experience in my industry?

Forensic accountants generally work across all industries and build up a wide range of experience.  Part of the forensic skill set is to quickly gain an understanding of any industry and the issues pertinent to the case.  The forensic work required on each case can be similar, regardless of the industry in which the dispute or other concern arose.

Do I hire my own forensic accountant?

We can be instructed directly, however if you have engaged solicitors in connection with the matter we are typically engaged through the instructing solicitor.

What if I didn’t engage the forensic accountant to testify at the start of the case?

As a case progresses, for example if a mediation fails, the role of an advisor may be changed to that of an expert.

Will the forensic accountant support my case?

Where we are engaged as an Expert Witness, our duty is to the Court and not to the ultimate party.  Only by providing an independent opinion can the Court rely on our findings.  Where we are acting as an Expert Advisor we can advocate for our client but not provide evidence.

How are fees calculated?

Fees are specific to each case and may be agreed on a fixed or hourly basis depending on the nature and complexity of the case.