Business/Commercial Disputes

“…He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client…”           Charles Dickens


Nobody likes disputes but as we all know, disputes are an unfortunate reality of life. Disputes whether they arise in ones private/domestic life or in ones business life have a number of unfortunate characteristics in common i.e. they tend to be expensive in their use of emotional and other valuable assets. Disputes if not managed decisively and skilfully from inception can quickly grow into monsters that consume our valuable emotional and financial resources.

Why you should use our services

At Ó Riada Solicitors our litigation team has more than 60 years collective experience in helping our business clients in bringing their disputes to the earliest possible satisfactory conclusions. We do this by employing a combination of our skill and experience with the appropriate available legal tools which, the nature of the dispute may require, including mediation, negotiation, arbitration or as a final resort the use of the legal processes of the Courts. Sometimes the successful and cost effective resolution of a dispute may require a combination of some or all of the aforementioned tools.

Whichever category of aggrieved party you are in your dispute – whether you are a Claimant/Plaintiff or a Respondent/Defendant you know that you cannot be truly objective about yourself and your position while you are at the centre of it. We all know intellectually that the glass can be both half full and at the same time half empty – it all depends on ones point of view! We also know, but often forget – due to the influence of our emotions and other factors, that we can easily overlook the fact that even two honest people can argue over whether the glass is in fact half full or half empty.

In dispute situations we can offer you, sound, appropriate, helpful advice based on expertise coupled with long experience – born out of successfully representing large numbers of individuals, partnerships and large and small corporations – that will empower you to make informed decisions as to which of the available solutions to your problem will offer you the best and most acceptable resolution to your dispute.

The following are some of the type of disputes we can assist you with.

  • Disputes with persons who claim your business/company has caused them Personal Injuries – whether physical or psychological
  • Disputes over your business’s/company’s rights and obligations under oral and or written contracts
  • Disputes over Commercial contracts e.g. Distribution/Agency/Franchise Agreements
  • Disputes over Goods or Equipment supplied
  • Disputes over Services supplied
  • Disputes over Debts
  • Disputes relating to Motor/Traffic Accidents
  • Disputes between Shareholders
  • Disputes between Business Partners
  • Disputes with Employees

The above is not an exhaustive list but simply illustrative of some of the most common areas that we receive queries about.

We have more than 25 years of coal- face experience, advising clients on how to avoid (through Risk Management Advice) &/or reduce ( Through Loss Limitation Advice ) liability in respect of claims against their business’ resulting from :-

  • Workplace accidents – Employer Liability Claims
  • Product Liability Claims

N.B. If you believe your or your business would benefit from learning how to avoid losses and increase productivity and profit through the more efficient management of its Legal Rights and Obligations we can tutor your business on the secrets of how some of Ireland’s most innovative, progressive and profitable businesses, do just this. If you would like to learn more please contact us

Material/Financial Losses

If your business has suffered a financial/material loss as a result of the breach of contract or negligence or breach of duty of care of someone else ,your business may be entitled to be compensated for the, losses and expenses you/your business has suffered/incurred. HOW ? please read on :- If you/your business has suffered a financial/material loss or expense, as a result of the breach of contractual obligation or wrongful actions e.g. negligence &/or breach of duty of another person/legal entity you/your company may be entitled to bring a claim for compensation. We can represent you and your business and assist you in claiming against the responsible party. If you would like to know more about how we can assist you, please contact us

Debts Owed to your Business

If you/your business are/is owed money by some person who is wrongfully refusing to pay you, we can assist you in recovering the money that is rightfully yours . If you would like to know more about how we can assist you please contact us