Solicitor in Leicester for

Dispute Management & Litigation

Excellent service provided from start to finish, always very helpful and professional. Very pleased with the outcome. Steven has helped and pushed all to get closure and what was required. Would strongly recommend anyone thinking of using to do so.

Nick Astley


0116 3667 900

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Disputes & Litigation

Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitor in Leicester

This page covers the following: 

  • Business disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Trademark disputes

I’m Steven Mather Solicitor and I help businesses involved in legal battles. I’ve acted for hundreds of businesses in disputes worth tens of millions of pounds, and every time I strive to provide:

  • Plain English Advice
  • Time – to understand your situation and all that you’re faced with
  • Results – getting the best possible result for you
  • Value – fixed fees for your certainty where possible
  • Convenience – meetings by phone, video call or in-person at a time to suit you.

Why Dispute Management rather than Commercial Litigation?

Steven has been a commercial litigation solicitor since qualifying in 2008, meaning he has got huge experience in legal battles – Steven’s done it all, contract disputes, negligence claims, trademark and copyright disputes, defamation claims, property claims, claims over this that and the other. Claims from a few grand up to multi-million pound disputes. Amongst leicester solicitors there’s not many with as much experience in litigation as me.

But if you want to go to Court to litigate and spend hundreds of thousands of pounds then we’ll recommend you to one of the team. 

These days, Steven prefers to advise businesses in dispute management because frankly speaking no sane person would voluntarily want to litigate and go to court.

But let us be clear; it’s not to say that Steven is not robust or will want to fold and walk away, because we’re up for the fight and we’ll back your corner all the way if needed (and if we’re likely to win). 

However, it is much better to resolve disputes quickly and effectively so you can get on with your business. And the vast majority of times, we don’t need to go to Court.

Steven prefers to resolve the dispute through correspondence, negotiation, mediation. Of course, it takes two to tango, and so if the other party refuses to accept reality or refuses to settle on satisfactory terms, then we may need to go to Court to enforce your rights or defend your name and reputation.

What we do know is that by managing disputes rather than being gung-ho and being in court all the time is much more cost effective, less stressful and allows your business to focus on making money.

What type of legal disputes can Steven help with?

In short, whatever dispute that your business finds itself in, Steven can most likely help with.

Typically, Steven’s business clients encounter commercial disputes over things like:

  • Contract disputes
  • Franchise disputes
  • Agency disputes
  • Debts and unpaid invoices
  • Property disputes / landlord and tenant disputes
  • Intellectual property disputes, eg trademark or copyright
  • Disputes with/between shareholders
  • Employee disputes (particular breach of confidentiality, data theft or breach of restrictive covenants)

Steven has acted for a wide range of business types, in different sectors with a huge range of disputes, and so it is likely he’s come across something like the dispute you’re going through before so get in touch.


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How much will it all cost? What’s your hourly rate?

It’s a question we’re asked regularly, and another reason why Steven steers away from commercial litigation. The hourly rate model is old hat and unappealing for businesses.

Steven prefers to try to work on fixed fees where possible, at least for initial advice and correspondence. At least you know where you stand.

That’s not to say Steven is cheap – he’s into his second decade of experience and that comes at a cost – but with that you get the benefit that he knows what he’s doing, We’re fast, efficient and work smartly. Steven will be cheaper than top 50 law firms, but we provide at least the same quality of work if not better, because of the consultancy model with Nexa Law – you get Steven and not a trainee. 

To give you an idea, initial advice and correspondence will usually be £600 to £3000 plus VAT.

Going to court on a dispute is likely be five figures minimum. 

Next Steps if your business is in a dispute

If you’re unsure on your legal position (personally or your business) and want expert advice on a a dispute, get in touch. We’ll have an initial chat and then if its worth pursuing, get you signed up as a client with Nexa Law and have a longer meeting to get full details of the matter. You’ll be given a fixed fee for the initial work (and ideally a fixed fee for other phases of the job too).

So whether you need a letter of claim writing, you’ve received a letter of claim, or you’re already knee deep into a dispute, get in touch. 

Call me for a free no obligation chat on 0116 3667 900, email me or click the buttons on the right of the page to use another method like WhatsApp or Messenger.

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