MTB for Business

Commercial Dispute Resolution

MTB’s commercial dispute resolution department offers comprehensive and cost effective dispute resolution advice regardless of the nature of the dispute.

We appreciate that when commercial relationships deteriorate and break down there are many commercial factors that will dictate the appropriate approach to dispute resolution. Traditionally the courts were viewed as the forum for dispute resolution however in recent times alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, have become more prevalent.

We aim to identify the most appropriate forum to resolve disputes with a view to securing the most economically advantageous outcome for our clients.

We are committed to compliance with the court protocols for commercial actions in the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland and where the circumstances are such that litigation is necessary, we utilise our vast experience of acting for plaintiffs and defendants, in both the County Court and High Court in Northern Ireland. We regularly act for sole traders, partnerships, SMEs and large companies in relation to complex, high value disputes including the following:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Shareholders’ and partnership disputes
  • Enforcement of confidentiality agreements and confidentiality clauses
  • Restraint of trade disputes
  • Fraud and white collar crime
  • IT and technology disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes including copyright & trademark infringements and passing off
  • Building disputes
  • Agency agreement disputes
  • Regulatory disputes
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Challenges relating to insurance contracts and withdrawal of insurance cover

MTB for Business