Dispute Resolution and Litigation

We understand that no two disputes are the same, so we will devise a dispute resolution strategy tailored to your particular situation using the range of tools available to us. Working across a range of legal disciplines, our advisers draw upon many years' commercial experience in order to achieve a resolution that is best for you.

Early advice and intervention is crucial. It is almost always better to address concerns and queries when they are first identified, and before they escalate into formal disputes. A desire to preserve an existing relationship can play a significant role in the timely resolution of disputes. Reflecting the wide ranging skills of our specialists, a combination of approaches will be considered in order to meet your needs. These may include negotiation, mediation, expert determination, early neutral evaluation and where it may ultimately be required, litigation.

We recognise that you will want to know your prospects of success and the likely costs of our advice and assistance as soon as possible. We will therefore take the time to understand your circumstances and your objectives, and devise a tailored strategy in line with your budget. We believe that frankness and transparency in respect of costs, merits and risks is key to developing strong relationships with our clients.

We will:

  • agree times for delivery
  • ask the right questions
  • devise a tailored strategy
  • find out what you want to achieve
  • provide you with costs estimates and, where appropriate, agree fixed fees or fee caps with you
  • undertake a risk/benefit analysis

We have the expertise and experience to be able to think outside of the box when it becomes necessary to create innovative ways to unlock disputes. You can be confident that you are in very safe hands.

For further information please call 0345 111 5050 or email us.


Dispute Resolution and Litigation


Building Disputes

Building disputes are complex, emotionally-charged and expensive to resolve. We will work with you to achieve your commercial objectives by devising an appropriate strategy in line with your budget.

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Business Disputes

Conflict amongst business partners can be fatal to a business. The need to safeguard the future of the business from management and ownership disputes will often be a major strategic consideration.

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Commercial Disputes

Disputes can arise with even the most carefully drafted contracts. Whatever the nature of the contract or dispute, our experts will have seen it before and helped guide others through similar issues.

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Consumer Disputes

We offer comprehensive advice to consumers dealing with businesses and businesses dealing with consumers, regularly advising on consumer rights and providing sound solutions to complex problems.

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Defamation and Reputation Management

A reputation can take decades to build up, but be destroyed in seconds, particularly in the age of instantaneous communication. We can help with all aspects of reputation management.

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Fixed fee solutions

Do you need to pursue or defend a civil claim? We have a range of fixed fee solutions which offer tailored support.

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Insolvency Litigation

We offer comprehensive advice on all aspects of contentious insolvency. We act for company directors, insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals, as well as creditors and stakeholders.

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Inheritance, Wills and Trusts Disputes

Working closely with our Private Client team, we offer a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in the specialised field of inheritance disputes, disputed wills and trusts and inheritance disputes...

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Intellectual Property Disputes

Since the modern business world demands innovation and creativity, many businesses rely heavily upon the protection of intellectual property rights in order to survive in today's competitive markets.

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MTIC Fraud

Europol states that around 60 billion euros worth of tax revenue is lost every year to MTIC fraud. Ensure your business doesn't unwittingly fall foul of the law.

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Professional Negligence

If you have had dealings with professional advisers and they did not maintain the high standards that you expected of them, we understand you may feel disillusioned, angry and let down.

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Property Disputes

Whatever your issue, if it involves land or buildings we can help. Our highly experienced team has a proven track record in avoiding and resolving both commercial and residential property disputes.

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Property Insolvency

Our Property Insolvency team has extensive experience of acting for landlords and for tenants facing difficulties. We will work alongside you to advise on your rights and negotiate on your behalf.

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Residential Leasehold Extension

We can assist with all aspects of establishing whether tenants are eligible to extend a lease and if they are entitled to pay a ‘peppercorn rent’.

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Tenancy Deposit Disputes

Our Specialist Team has a wealth of experience of acting for Landlords and Tenants in relation to the protection of residential tenancy deposits.

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