Our specialist solicitors can help you resolve international and cross-border disputes efficiently and cost-effectively. We’ll minimise disruption for your business and help you achieve a successful outcome in line with your business objectives.
We know that international litigation involves a level of risk for any business. But you can minimise this risk with our UK-based team and international legal network behind you.
Our lawyers are here to support your business through all types of cross-border and multi-jurisdiction disputes. We’ll get to know you and your business objectives, break down the technical details, explain the commercial impact for your organisation, and put a pragmatic plan of action in place. We’ll help you prevent disputes wherever possible and develop creative resolutions when disputes are unavoidable.
And our flexible funding structures mean you get the support you need with a cost-effective package tailored to your unique circumstances and appetite for risk.
These disputes don’t happen in isolation. They can have wide-ranging and lasting effects for your organisation. You need advisors who understand your business, its market, and its long-term goals. We don’t just advise on single disputes – we work with you to build lasting processes that protect your interests, protect your reputation and prevent disputes before they happen.
Call us today on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online to find out more.
How Can We Help?
We help resolve international disputes for businesses of all sizes, across all industry sectors.
Our solicitors can advise and represent your business during negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and court proceedings. We can also help prevent potential disputes or help you prepare for a dispute you think is coming.
We’re experienced with:
You can also benefit from our extensive experience on:
- Advising on which country’s court is most likely to give you the best outcome for your dispute (forum shopping)
- Asset tracing and recovery, including worldwide freezing orders and injunctions
- Helping foreign lawyers get evidence in the UK for foreign proceedings
- Enforcing foreign court judgments and arbitration awards against UK-based defendants.
Our International Network
We’re members of First Law International, a global network of over 17,000 lawyers operating in more than 100 legal jurisdictions around the world. When you work with us, you can access this entire organisation with a dedicated Irwin Mitchell contact co-ordinating the project for you.
Whether through FLI or our other ‘best friend’ networks, we’ll quickly recommend lawyers who understand the local regulatory requirements in whichever jurisdiction you need. We’ll also help you choose partners whose ways of working match your own business culture.
Our network covers Asia (including India and China), North America, European countries (including France, Germany, Spain, Russia, and the Netherlands), the Middle East, and the Channel Islands.
Why Choose Us?
Our clients don’t just get a lawyer – they get a dedicated strategic partner.
You’ll get insights into legal developments for your industry and advice on how to prepare for future risks. Our experts are available for legal secondments within your business and bespoke training programmes for your staff. Using our extensive international network, we’ll also help you connect with the right people and organisations around the world to achieve your wider business objectives.
We’re one of the most active litigation firms in the UK, and have experience all the way to the Supreme Court. When disputes are unavoidable, you can trust us to fight your corner and support you every step of the way. Aligning with your business objectives, we’ll go the extra mile to find imaginative solutions – negotiation, mediation, litigation, arbitration, or other alternative dispute resolution methods.
We know that different businesses have different approaches to risk. We're not afraid to share the risk of litigation with you. We make sure to offer everyone the most appropriate funding option so you can pursue or defend a claim at minimal or no cost – find out about our litigation funding options.
Whatever your dispute is about and wherever it is happening, our International & Cross-Border Disputes solicitors can help. Contact us today or call 0370 1500 100 and speak to a member of our team.