Our commercial team have a breadth of knowledge, and experience, in commercial litigation with members regularly providing expert advice and advocacy in commercial disputes.
Members are regularly instructed to advise clients in commercial litigation at all levels. Our clients range from sole-traders and SMEs to large international corporations.
Members of the commercial team are often instructed to advise clients at a pre-action stage to advise on litigation strategy and have experience with giving practical and commercial advice to ensure that the client gains litigation advantage or an early desirable resolution to the case.
Our members have recently also been instructed on various non-contentious matters such as the advice and drafting of standard terms and conditions for service contracts or the structuring a of mixed commercial and residential property portfolio.
The members of the commercial team are regularly instructed on interim and final hearings in the High Court (Chancery and Queens Bench Division) and County Courts across the country.
Our areas of specialism include:
- Construction Contracts
- Company director disputes, unfair prejudice, Companies Act s. 994 applications
- Competition and restraint of trade
- Contracts: interpretation, rectification and breach
- Equipment leases and Consumer Credit
- Freezing and search & seize injunctions
- Guarantees and security for debt
- Misrepresentation and Fraud
- Partnerships and quasi-partnership companies
- Sale of goods
- Statutory demands
- Winding up petitions
This set comes recommended for its members' expertise in children and matrimonial finance matters. The children cases range across both public and private law work, and include those concerning non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and fabricated illness. On the financial side, the set's barristers demonstrate the ability to act in substantial financial remedies cases as well as Schedule 1 and TOLATA matters.~ Chambers UK Bar Guide 2020
Stour Chambers has 'a range of barristers at different levels suited for different cases'. Members continue to be instructed in complex multi-day cases in the public law space, where it provides 'expert counsel' across Kent and further afield involving non-accidental injury, sexual abuse and extreme neglect. On the family finance front, Elizabeth Spence is a go-to barrister for high-value cases with issues of minority shareholdings and opponents deploying hostile litigation tactics.~ Legal 500 Bar Guide 2021