Resolving Disputes

We represent commercial and private clients and are dedicated to finding solutions to all types of dispute. Our emphasis is on establishing a close client relationship, and on offering clear, relevant and practical advice and guidance. We strive to seek efficient and effective solutions to disputes in ways which minimise legal costs and, in the case of commercial clients, promote business objectives such as the maintenance of business relationships and reputation.

We see the court as an absolute last resort. Wherever possible, therefore, we seek to resolve disputes amicably and without recourse to litigation. We will keep in mind the possibility of a negotiated or other settlement both before and during any legal proceedings. To that end we offer mediation, adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Where court proceedings are necessary, we have experience in representing clients in most types of High Court and County Court litigation. We can undertake or arrange court advocacy on behalf of clients as necessary.

The areas of work we cover include bringing and defending contract and commercial disputes, debt collection, insolvency, partnership disputes, defamation, negligence claims, boundary disputes, landlord and tenant claims, real estate disputes and mortgage repossession claims. We have full access to many barristers and experts and where appropriate and relevant we will engage their services after agreeing with the client in advance their identity and fees.

We provide clients with clear and realistic written cost estimates in respect of any work we are instructed to undertake, and will frequently update those estimates as the case proceeds. We also keep under constant review with clients the merits of the client’s and the opponent’s case, and will compare with the client the cost and risk of proceeding with a case relative to the possible benefits of doing so.