What is Dispute Resolution?

In our personal and business dealings things can go wrong and when they do, you might need a lawyer to advise you as to the best way to solve the problem that has arisen. This could include making a claim against another party, seeking a settlement or agreeing to mediation in order to resolve the situation as favourably as possible. The most common situations relate to money owing from a debt or loan, a poor service having been provided by a professional, a landlord or a contractor, an ongoing situation that is amounting to a nuisance, a fall out among board members, or concerns as to how an estate has been distributed on death.

Who are we?

We have a small but very experienced team who can help identify the type of case that you may be able to bring, or help you defend a claim being brought against you.  We represent those wishing to bring a claim as well as those facing a claim, and we can also advise you at an earlier stage before a claim is brought or where you wish to try and settle a dispute or head off a potential issue.  We can assist you in finding solutions when things go wrong. If a dispute has arisen, we will help you navigate your way through it in a cost effective and time efficient way.

The team has built up a reputation for helping local residents and businesses with their personal and business difficulties and has specialist knowledge of helping charities work through problems.

What can we help you with?

We act for:

  • Individuals
  • Charities
  • Voluntary Organisations
  • Trusts
  • Churches
  • Deceased Estates
  • Limited Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Sole Traders
  • Professionals

In resolving disputes arising from:

  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Debt or Loans
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Nuisance
  • Contentious Probate
  • Professional Negligence
  • Regulatory Inquiries
  • Small Claims
  • Mediation
  • High Court Claims
  • Charity Inquiries
  • Historical Abuse claims

We are unable to assist with Family Law, certain types of Personal Injury or Criminal law matters.

What will it cost?

We can have a chat about your options during a one hour initial meeting for a fixed fee of £250 plus VAT for individuals and £300 plus VAT for businesses.

We can then help you with a plan of action and advise you as to the costs involved in funding, settling or defending the dispute. This will include our projected fees, court or mediation fees, and disbursements such as barrister or experts’ fees. We will provide you with a full costs schedule and ask for funds on account to cover each stage of your case. In some instances, the costs of your case may be recoverable upon resolution.

Cases need to be funded privately or under insurance cover.  We are unable to take on Legal Aid cases.  We do not usually work under Conditional Fee Agreements (no win, no fee).

If you are a creditor who wants to pursue the non-payment of a bill or loan, our Fee Scale For Debt Recovery gives more detailed information about the service we can provide and what you can expect to pay.

If you need to bring or defend an Employment Tribunal claim our Fee scale for Employment Tribunal Claims will provide more detailed information on the services we can provide and how much this might cost.

Our experienced team provide calm and thorough advice, with a focus on finding practical and sensible solutions within an agreed costs structure.

What are your next steps?

Please get in touch with us. We look forward to helping you.

Keith Needs