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Disputes are an inevitable part of business life. Often public and always distracting, disputes can crop up from every front.

Whatever the nature of your business, mitigating risks and resolving any challenges are integral to success.

Our dispute resolution experts have an enviable track record of pre-empting the contentious issues that could surface in a commercial relationship, taking steps to minimise them and reacting quickly and effectively when disputes do arise. This allows us to be an industry-leading litigation and dispute resolution firm.

We handle all types of commercial litigation for claimants and defendants, with a solution-focused approach built around you and your needs. We look at the commercial drivers relevant to you and the commercial imperatives for resolution, then work with you to determine the right line of attack.

Sometimes an informal and subtle approach is needed, and alternative dispute resolution is an integral tool in our kit for managing conflicts through settlement negotiations and mediation. As a resilient, confident and dynamic team of litigators, we also know when it’s in your best interests to hit hard.

  • Contractual disputes
  • Director and shareholder disputes
  • Defamation and reputation management
  • Property and construction disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Advised Loches Capital Limited on an application for pre-action disclosure and other related applications against Goldman Sachs International
  • Represented Trustees of Elim Gospel Alliance in a claim against Lloyds Bank Plc
  • Advised Red and Yellow Limited on a claim arising from a joint venture agreement
  • Advising on a multi-million pound breach of contract claim involving allegations of fraud
  • Instructed by a private fund to pursue a significant claim against an investment bank
  • Successfully obtaining and enforcing a multiparty injunction and search order in a claim for breach of copyright
  • Representing a high net worth individual in a shareholder dispute of a business with a £200m turnover
  • Advising a charity on the mis-selling of a multi-million pound hedging product
  • Instructed by West Sussex County Council in relation to a public procurement challenge
  • Instructed by a national firm of actuaries in a six-figure claim for breach of contract


  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.
  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 3 in Chambers & Partners.


All handled really well by all members of the team, ably led by Aisha Wardell.”

“The team is attentive and pleasant to deal with and has your best interests at heart.”

“In my 35+ years of business, Acuity Law litigation team have given the best service in terms of expertise, diversity of subject matter and legal experience and personal attention.”

“I really felt we had the right team doing the job for us and, with Aisha taking the lead we really felt we had the firepower to take on Herbert Smith toe to toe.”

“Acuity is a progressive firm with a laser focus on clients and a diverse, capable and engaging team culture. Refreshingly for a professional services firm, it has a friendly and approachable atmosphere whilst never compromising on quality.”

“Acuity’s lawyers are friendly, approachable and expert; a rare combination. They are expert without being arrogant and are responsive to their clients needs. This doesn’t mean they shy away from providing robust counsel, even if that means they have to challenge a client’s view.”

“The team has the utmost legal expertise with a commercial edge and always with the client’s interests at heart. Their personal touch and attention to detail have put them light years ahead of other litigation firms I have used over the years.”

“The very personal and friendly attention of the appointed team makes the entire legal process feel like you are talking to friends not lawyers.”

Aisha Wardell, Partner at Acuity Law

Aisha Wardell

Hugh Hitchcock, Litigation Partner at Acuity Law

Hugh Hitchcock

Huw Roffe, Partner at Acuity Law

Huw Roffe

duncan freeman

Duncan Freeman

Consultant Partner
Jon Hill, Partner at Acuity Law

Jon Hill

Consultant Partner

Katherine David

Joy Barnett, Partner at Acuity Law

Joy Barnett

Mike Allenby-Smith, Partner at Acuity Law

Mike Allenby-Smith

Consultant Partner
Neil Morgan, Partner at Acuity Law

Neil Morgan

Consultant Partner

Philip Graham


Jared Ursell

Senior Associate

Martin Cox

Senior Associate

Hannah Jones

soshana day

Soshana Day

Katie Lane, Solicitor at Acuity Law

Katie Hardie

Katie Shanahan, Trainee Solicitor at Acuity Law

Katie Shanahan


Rohey Jomadar


Rachel McCulloch

Trainee Solicitor

Saskia Musacchio

Trainee Solicitor

Emily John

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