With experience in all manner of disputes, the TSP Business Dispute Resolution team, led by Sharon Auton, is able to advise you on the best way of resolving your claim. Our experience ranges from small but important claims for individual clients through to multi million pound cases heard in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.  No matter how large or small your claim may be the team will provide the practical advice that you need during what can be a fraught and stressful time.

Acting for either claimants and defendants, and given the recent substantial increase in court fees, our team is alive to resolving disputes by Alternative Dispute Resolution and is experienced in negotiating, round table meetings and mediation as well as litigation.

If a case is defended then it will be allocated to one of three “tracks” within the Court system in England and Wales. There are a number of things that a Court will consider when deciding which track a case should be allocated to but, in the main, the financial value of the case will be the overriding factor. Find out more here.

We can advise you on your prospects of success, tactics and will discuss the likely costs involved.






Acting on behalf of either claimants and defendants, our team has a broad range of experience in a wide variety of Business Disputes, including:

We have also prepared some useful information on Court Procedure and how Mediation works.

Legal 500 Leading Firm


Legal 500: In 2017 the firm’s Commercial Litigation team was ranked amongst the best in Essex.  The Legal 500 said:

Thompson Smith and Puxon’s commercial litigation department is based in Colchester and advises on matters such as contentious probate, tenancy disputes, breaches of contract, negligence, injunctions and consumer disputes. Chartered Legal Executive and head of practice Sharon Auton is also an accredited mediator. She is supported by ‘thorough and pleasant to work with’ solicitor Judith Winward, who specialises in lease extension and enfranchisements as well commercial property litigation and boundary disputes. Most of the highlights in the past year involved property litigation, commercial leases, probate and intellectual property.



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