Commercial law

Olephant Solicitors advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious commercial matters. Our aim is, where possible, to assist clients to avoid the pressure and risk associated with litigation. However, where litigation is unavoidable, we pride ourselves on assisting our clients with strategic and pragmatic advice that ultimately leads to a prompt and successful outcome, be it by way of settlement or judgment.

We have particular experience in shareholder disputes. Cases we have had conduct of include the first case in England in which it was decided that it was permissible to bring a double derivative claim in the High Court (Re Fort Kilkicker Ltd [2013] Ch 551).

Our contentious expertise includes advising on:

  • Partnership and minority shareholding disputes
  • Competition claims
  • International arbitration
  • Fraud and conspiracy claims
  • Breach of contract claims
  • Construction disputes
  • Applications for specific performance and injunctions
  • Property management disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Investment fund disputes
  • Debt recovery and insolvency matters


Our non-contentious expertise includes:

  • Drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements including:
    • Partnership agreements
    • Shareholder agreements
    • Articles of association
    • Trust deeds
    • Licence agreements
    • Sale and purchase agreements
    • Loan agreements
    • Service agreements
    • Consultancy agreements


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