Having had training in personal injury and family law, I quickly found a passion in dealing with disputes. You often have to acquire an in-depth insight into that company or individual’s world, which is often very rewarding. With this approach, I strive to provide a ‘best in class’ service for dispute resolution, building strong relationships with my clients.
I listen carefully to what my clients have to say and explain the legal and practical steps that can be taken to resolve the issue and protect them in worrying situations. I’m passionate about sport, and I’ve found every excuse possible to bring this into the office. I often act for sportspeople in contract negotiations, disputes with clubs, disciplinary hearings, selection and sponsorship matters. I’m also regularly called upon by the BBC to offer my expert opinion on legal matters around sports law.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family – children can give a surprising amount of insight into a situation! I also make the most of any time I have with my friends, sharing good times and laughter.
Speak to your lawyer before it becomes a dispute – it’s much harder to back down once you get to that point.
Take stock of the situation and see if there is a commercially or mutually acceptable solution.
Make sure your paperwork, records or recollection of important facts are in order.
How much will it cost?
At the outset, there are usually too many unknown factors to give anything but an indication of the final costs, but I will give a budget for the initial steps and stick to it.
Can this be settled without going to court?
As a firm, we prefer not to take things to court if we can help it – it’s costly, stressful and time consuming. Instead, we can look at either a formal or informal mediation.