If you have a civil dispute, we will advise you on the most effective and least stressful way to resolve it.
Dispute resolution is the modern name given to civil litigation and refers to the resolution of civil legal disputes between people and/or companies. It also states more clearly what we and most clients are seeking to achieve, namely settling disputes that arise.
People want their disputes resolved within a sensible timescale and without unnecessary expense, and that is the way we approach our matters. We try to engage constructively with our opponents, where possible.
We can advise you regarding your dispute. Our aim is to advise you of the merits of your claim at the earliest possible point so that you can make an informed decision on how to proceed. If for any reason your dispute is very specialist or is outside the scope of what we do, we can point you in the direction of someone more suitable to represent you.
Please note that we do not undertake personal injury, clinical negligence, or criminal courts work, but can recommend other lawyers if needed.
Court Claims for Employees
Legal disputes can be stressful, costly and time-consuming. We can advise you and if needed represent you in civil law disputes in the County or High Court. This can cover a very wide range of types of claim. If we need to obtain specialist advice from Counsel, we will do so.
At the outset we will always advise you on whether the claim has reasonable prospects of success or if it is financially viable to pursue it.
The County Court operates a “small claims court” for money claims up to £10,000, in which it is usually not possible to recover your legal costs from the other side. This means that your legal costs will come from whatever compensation you recover.
We have particular expertise in acting for professional landlords in possession/ rent arrears proceedings, recovering debts and also for beneficiaries and personal representatives in situations where the dispositions made in a will are in dispute. We also can assist in business partnership and company disputes.
We can offer an initial fixed fee case assessment to guide you at the outset.
Please note that we do not undertake personal injury clinical negligence, or criminal courts work, but can recommend other lawyers if needed.
Mediation & Arbitration for Employees
Litigation can be expensive and stressful and the courts can also usually only award compensation or grant an injunction. However, in many cases the parties to the dispute want an explanation for what happened, or receive an apology.
Mediation with an independent, impartial third party can often help both parties settle their differences by minimising costs and, if settled at an early stage, can prevent the dispute worsening. We have experience of settling disputes by mediation.
Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution commonly used in commercial disputes. It is similar to court proceedings, but without the same formality. We can advise if this may be suitable for you.