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Business / Contractual disputes

A business dispute can occur at any times.

Such disputes can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. For example, consumers can bring an action for faulty products, suppliers can pursue their customers for unpaid invoices and directors or shareholders can find themselves in conflict over the mismanagement of business affairs.

Contracts should be drafted comprehensively to protect the position of all parties concerned. If a dispute arises, we strive to resolve matters amicably to preserve commercial relationships. Where an amicable resolution is not possible, we take appropriate and immediate action to protect our clients.

We act for a range of clients involved in disputes over defective goods and services, directors’ disputes, shareholders and partnership disputes, breaches of trust and debt recovery.

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Shahnaz Husain Chairman & MD of Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies

I appointed Saracens to act for me on varying legal matters. Being an overseas client, I need solicitors who I can trust and who know what they were doing and are able to work to my timescales.

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Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

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Fiduciary duties refer to the relationship between two parties, usually a fiduciary and a principal, in the management of money or property. If the relevant duties are breached remedies may be available. At Saracens we have the expertise to advise you on your rights, whether they have been breached and the remedies available to you. If you hold a position in which you owe fiduciary duties to others, such as a company director, we can advise you on the remit of your duties and on the best way to uphold your fiduciary responsibilities.

Consumer Credit Act 1974 Litigation

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The Consumer Credit Act 1974 regulates the relationship between lender and borrower. Borrowers are given a number of important rights under this Act, including the possibility of legitimately wiping out debts in certain circumstances. Our team can assist borrowers in drawing up consumer credit agreements, negotiating with lenders and providing representation in court proceedings. We are also able to advise lenders in relation to their obligations under the Act.

Consumer Disputes and Sales of Goods and Services

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Traders must follow strict regulations when providing goods and services to consumers. If traders do not comply with their duties and obligations, consumers may have a range of remedies available to them. At Saracens we have solicitors with specialist consumer dispute know how who can advise you of your rights, whether your rights have been breached and the remedies available to you. We also have expertise in providing advice to traders on achieving compliance with regulations and providing representation to traders in consumer disputes.

Contractual Obligations

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A contract is formed when there is an offer of goods or services, an acceptance accompanied by consideration and an intention to be legally bound. Once a contract comes into existence, the terms of the agreement are legally binding. The majority of commercial disputes occur when the terms of a contractual agreement are breached. At Saracens we have the expertise to draft an appropriate contract which meets your specific requirements. We are also at hand to advise and represent you in the event of a breach of an existing contractual agreement.

Debt Collection

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We understand the impact that unpaid debts can have on businesses of all sizes. Our debt litigation experts can act on behalf of your business to recover debts, quickly and efficiently. We consider a range of options available for recovery, including issuing a statutory demand or making a claim at court, and advise you on the course of action which is most commercially appropriate for your business.

Professional Negligence

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Professionals owe a duty of care to their clients when providing goods and services in their professional capacity. Negligent conduct and/or inaction of professionals can leave individuals and commercial entities suffering large losses. At Saracens we have the expertise to provide advice to those who have suffered loss as a result of professional negligence and to those who have been accused of professional negligence. We provide guidance on the best course of action to take in your particular circumstances, which may include negotiation, informal dispute resolution or court proceedings.

Public Law and Judicial Review

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Public law governs the decisions and actions of public bodies, including government departments, local authorities and regulating bodies. Public bodies must have legal authority to act in a particular way or to make a particular decision. Where a public body acts outside its legal authority it is possible to challenge the decision or action taken. At Saracens we are able to provide you with advice and guidance on the relevant process. This may involve going through the decision-makers own appeal mechanism and/ or applying for judicial review.

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