dispute resolution team deal with a variety of disputes on a daily basis, and the following are just an example:
Claims for money or property
We can commence (or defend) a claim on your behalf for monies rightly owed to you, such as obtaining payment for unpaid invoices; realising shares in your jointly owned properties; claiming damages for personal or business losses, or obtaining restitution, eg. return of a deposit or loan payment.
All the Dispute Resolution team here are fully conversant with the nuances of the Civil Procedure Rules 1998
, and their many amendments, and will use this system to your very best advantage.
We can obtain (or defend an application for) injunctions, either prohibitive, i.e. making someone stop something, for example under the Protection from Harassment Act 1995
, or compelling someone do something.
are fluent in the increasing raft of consumer protection legislation, which during a dispute can often be overlooked. We can assist in a wide variety of matters including breach of contract claims for example under the Sale of Goods Act 1979
; correcting unfair contract terms using the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977
or the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999
, and actions for faulty goods and services
under the Supply of Goods & Services Act 1982
If you have bought goods over the telephone, internet or otherwise, you may also benefit from consumer-protection rules contained in the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling Regulations) 2000.
We can also manage claims for duress, misrepresentation or breach of confidentiality, depending on your circumstances.
Under the common law of the UK, many individuals owe a 'duty of care' to others, and breach of this duty of care can give rise to a claim in negligence.Examples of this are claims for damages for financial loss stemming from someone else's action or inaction, or claims stemming from the breach of a professional duty of care, for example of another solicitor's poor work, mechanic, engineer and more.
Cohabite or landlord & tenant property disputes
We can obtain occupation or non-molestation orders to move someone out of your property; order the sale of or carry out equitably accounting regarding the split of your joint assets and finances, and resolve disputes over service charges, repairs or management.
Cross-Border Litigation/Debt Collection:
We specialise in issuing claims in the UK that can be enforced against debtor's that reside or are located abroad. Likewise we can register foreign judgements and enforce or defend them here in the UK.
Defence and negotiation
Sadly, some of our Clients are on the receiving end of claims and need to protect their position as best they can.We can help when you are on the receiving end – either through mediation (or other forms of alternative forms of resolution), negotiating your best possible position, or defending the claim at the Court or Tribunal.
Throughout all of our lines of work, we place high emphasis on proportionality and commerciality, for example, we will not advise you to commence or continue with a claim if it is not likely to either a.) recover more for you than you are likely to spend, or b.) save you more than we are likely to cost. That way, we are always able to add real value to your instruction. Equally, seeking legal advice at the early stages of a dispute really can help to save costs and can prevent the situation worsening any more than it needs to do.
We're always happy to chat through a potential matter with you on the telephone first, especially if your matter does not appear to be covered above, so feel free to give us a call.