Commercial Litigation Lawyers

The team at Manleys together have over 60 years combined experience of acting in all manner of contract and negligence disputes.

From commercial contract issues to shareholder or partnership disputes, and negligence cases we can advise you on the best approach to any commercial issue which might require mediation, arbitration, an injunction, urgent litigation or plain and simple negotiation.

Mark Manley is an accredited Mediator with CEDR Chambers, ADR Group and the Association of Northern Mediators and Sports Resolutions (formerly the Sports Dispute Resolution Panel).

We currently act in a variety of commercial disputes including for: a complex trust validity claim in Gibraltar; a foreign company in an Unfair Prejudice Petition application; a re-seller in a telecoms issue, a Football Association in an Arbitration, a footballer Manager in a contract claim against his former (Premiership) Club; a builder in a contract claim; a solicitor in a partnership dispute; an accountant in professional negligence action; a Trading Standards Officer in a negligence claim; beneficiaries in a trust action; two Companies in a Directors’ Misfeasance Claim; a hotel group in a breach of contract claim and many other commercial disputes.


Contact Mark Manley or Leanne Wheeler on 01244 230000

or Eddie Parladorio on 0207 355 8919

  • Leanne's combination of enthusiasm and diligence makes her an excellent solicitor and tenacious representative for her clients.

    Andrew Vinson Barrister, Exchange Chambers

  • Fanastic legal guidance. Got me through a life-changing case with the right result. Top drawer.

    Ricky Whittle

  • Having guided me through one of the most frightening circumstances of my life, I can vouch for Mark Manley's extraordinary capabilities and utter veracity

    Chumki Banerjee

  • I would have no hesitation in recommending him in the highest terms to any potential client.

    Tim Rogers KKA Architects

  • He has incredible knowledge of the media landscape and has always delivered.

    Steve Hothersall Editor, Radio City

  • Top guy, top lawyer. Up there with the best sports lawyers in the UK.

    Paul Tyrrell Paul Tyrrell Corporation Ltd

  • Mark has handled media issues for me. I need the best people outside the ring to help me be the best in it.

    Amir Khan

  • Clear leaders in field and preparation of cases is second to none

    Tom Handley Senior Clerk Exchange Chambers

  • One of my friends, a Senior Lawyer in Liverpool, when he knew Leanne was representing me stated: I'm glad she is acting for you and not against you!" "She is known in legal circles as a "Rottweiler with lipstick!"

    Edward Pope

  • Immediate, solid advice which give the on-air teams at Bauer Radio confidence our broadcasts are legally sound.

    John Pickford Editor, Key 103 FM

  • I've worked with Mark Manley on numerous occasions. He's always very effective and professional. I would always recommend him.

    Micah Richards Fiorentina FC

  • He is consistently the best at what he does in our opinion

    Marlen Roberts MD, Insider Media Ltd

  • A fiercely able litigator - the man you want on your side.

    Nick Freeman (Mr. Loophole), Freeman & Co.

  • My kind of lawyer - Straight talking, clear advice.

    Jason Tyldesley Managing Director, Sofaworks

  • Leanne is a highly talented and hardworking solicitor. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

    Louis Browne Exchange Chambers

  • Dealt with an issue brilliantly. He's the best!

    Claire Sweeney Actress

  • Handled my legal issues for years. Bad advice from Mark??? MY ARSE!!!

    Ricky Tomlinson

  • Mark and his team provide a first class service around the clock- 7 days a week.

    Steve King Group Programme Director, Bauer Media

  • Professionalism second to none. You get a Grade A lawyer and a real good friend

    Javid Ahmed

  • Mark is a clear leader in his field. His drive, experience and knowhow are all part of his offering.

    Ian Ayre Managing Director, Liverpool FC

  • I've enjoyed working with Mark many times through the years.

    Martin O'Shea Bold Management Ltd

  • Its a pleasure working with him - makes everything straightforward and I'll keep working with him in future.

    Kerry Katona Entertainer

  • Provided great support and guidance in the legal process surrounding our applications to the Court, Invaluable help and extremely professional.

    Dr. Denise Barrett-Baxendale Deputy CEO, Everton FC

  • Universally respected and his name brings with it a sense of trust.

    Lime Pictures Ltd

  • One of the leading Media Lawyers in the Country. I've worked both with and on the other side of the fence from him and his reputation is richly-deserved.

    Steve Kunciewiez Bermans Solicitors

  • Mark recently helped my company to unlock a complex legal problem, through skilled negotiation achieved excellent results.

    Ed Lattimer MD, Senar Engineering Ltd

  • Tells the truth plainly without adornment. He is irritatingly usually correct! One of the North's top top lawyers.

    Nick Jaspan Prolific North

  • Mark is a fantastic Sports and media lawyer, he provides excellent advice and builds instant trust and respect from the clients.

    Caroline Rose Manager, Drummonds Bank

  • I've used Mark and his team for 20 years - I wouldn't dream of using anyone else. Mark has never let me down - always perfect.

    Gary Dean MD, Leisure Information Services Ltd

  • Always been very good and honest. Tells you the up and down sides so there's no surprises. Always available , always in contact.

    Lisa McGorrin

  • We work with lots of solicitors. Marks flair, charisma and strategy make him stand out.

    Peter Farrington Probe Investigations UK

  • Mark is a valued and essential part of the team at Manleys offering media law advice and his clients are very lucky to have him.

    Richard Maddock BBC Sport

  • Great person to have on your side. Great ability to interpret complex issues and gives sound and and clear advice. Pro-active.

    Phil Tottey

  • Knows what he is talking about, trustworthy and honest.

    Stan Boardman