Lead Forensics
Prettys Solicitors Ipswich

For Business

Commercial dispute resolution

Achieving the best outcome

In an increasingly competitive and fractious world inevitably disputes arise. Most businesses are aware of this and are increasingly willing to seek early commercial dispute resolution advice, hoping to nip problems in the bud.

Our experience is extensive, both in how disputes are best avoided and in resolving them, acting not only in court but also in arbitrations, adjudications, mediations, and in front of regulatory authorities. We provide a full range of services to businesses in Suffolk, Essex, East Anglia and London.

Our comprehensive dispute resolution service covers all aspects of the commercial and corporate world, including breach of contract, negligence, insurance, employment, property, insolvency, IT, social media, intellectual property and regulatory problems.

Our dispute solicitors work closely with other Prettys lawyers specialising in employment, corporate, commercial and property law, taking a holistic view of a business and the wider implications of any given course of action. We also have good connections with overseas lawyers.

We are also well placed to provide assistance in obtaining third party funding and dispute insurance, as well as looking creatively at ways in which we can help share litigation costs.

Prettys is a member of Galexy, the international association of lawyers.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016"'an experienced team with a commercial edge’...The firm’s client base is a mix of listed companies, UK and international private businesses, SMEs and limited liability partnerships."

Legal 500 2017

Please get in touch: call us on 01473 232121, request a call back or email us.

 Share

×
Peter Blake

Partner, Head of Dispute resolution

e pblake@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298206

m 07979 498818

Peter Blake

 "head of dispute resolution Peter Blake...oversees ‘an experienced team with a commercial edge’"

Legal 500 2017

 

Peter joined Prettys in 1987, becoming a partner in 1991.  He is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer, who has helped clients resolve disputes in a variety of fora, including the courts, arbitration and international dispute resolution.

Peter has acted for clients involved in a variety of industries both nationally and internationally. Peter's most recent experience is in construction/property related disputes, alternative dispute resolution (including international arbitration) and cases with an international element.

Peter’s recent work includes:

×
Roland Sharp

Consultant

e rsharp@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298234

Roland Sharp

"Excellent litigator’ Roland Sharp, who has more than 30 years’ experience, ‘combines toughness with good project management skills and a strong tactical approach always grounded in realism’"

Legal 500 2017

Roland joined Prettys in 1991 from a leading city law firm. He has practised as a commercial lawyer since qualifying as a solicitor in 1986.

Roland acts for clients involved in a variety of industries, nationally and internationally, in relation to a wide range of disputes. He has taken two reported cases to the Court of Appeal.

Roland’s recent cases include:

×
Michael Large

Associate

e mlarge@prettys.co.uk

t 07387 411402

m 07387 411402

Michael Large

Michael qualified as a solicitor in 2002. He is an expert in property litigation including landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims, squatter evictions, lease renewals, rent arrears, service charges, dilapidations, forfeiture of leases and breach of covenant, nuisance, boundary disputes, rent reviews, and adverse possession. He is particularly experienced in dealing with disputes involving unregistered land. In addition he deals with insolvency/bankruptcy matters, breach of contract claims, and commercial disputes.

Michael acted for the UK’s biggest landlord for over ten years. He has also acted for major commercial landlords and commercial tenants, banks, insurance companies, and property developers.

Michael has litigated cases in the County Courts and First-Tier (Property) Tribunal, in the High Court, and at Arbitration. Michael is also skilled at avoiding or minimising disputes, to reduce costs and stress. Lawyers should solve disputes, not get in the way. He has extensive expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation, and regularly represents clients at mediation.

Michael’s cases have included:

Michael regularly presents seminars and is happy to provide training sessions to property professionals, surveyors and landlords.

×
Leanne Allcock-Mead

Associate

e lallcock-mead@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298228

Leanne Allcock-Mead

Leanne joined us from a multi office Essex based law firm, where she was head of an award winning litigation and dispute resolution department.  She has a wide range of experience in contentious matters for both commercial and private clients.  In particular she has experience in commercial litigation, contentious probate, property and construction disputes and personal injury.  In civil litigation, she has experience in defamation, insolvency, director and partnership disputes. 

×
Fiona Galloway

Solicitor

e fgalloway@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298239

Fiona Galloway

Fiona has had a varied background (including experience in dry shipping and commodities litigation both in the City and in Paris) and now specialises in commercial disputes resolution and commercial property.  She is a member of our real estate team with experience in property dispute resolution (including landlord and tenant disputes, possession claims, first tier (property) tribunal applications, advising on service charge and rent recovery, dilapidations claims), construction dispute resolution  / arbitrations and commercial property transactions (drafting leases and licences, advising on and assisting with lease extensions and renewals).   She has also acted for lenders and receivers enforcing their security.

Fiona is fluent in French.

×
Michael Booth

Solicitor

e mbooth@prettys.co.uk

t 01473 298214

Michael Booth

Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Law at University College, Durham. He went on to gain a distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Chester, where he studied electives in commercial law, intellectual property law and the law relating to public companies. He was also awarded a Master of Laws in International Legal Practice. He has won academic prizes in Tort Law, Litigation, and Corporate and Commercial Law.

During his time at university Michael also volunteered with a local branch of a national advice charity.

Michael joined Prettys as a trainee solicitor in September 2015. He has spent seats in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Law department and its Shipping and Insurance department. He currently works in Prettys’ Commercial Property department.

Michael’s recent work includes:

Choose us for

Choose us for
Dispute resolution Breach of contract Negligence Regulatory issues

Meet the team

Meet the team
click here
Peter Blake
click here
Roland Sharp
click here
Michael Large
click here
Leanne Allcock-Mead
click here
Fiona Galloway
click here
Michael Booth

Events and resources

Events and resources
Legal 500LexcelConveyancingChambers UK