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Dispute Resolution

When a dispute happens, it’s important to act quickly, understand what’s at stake and know what’s needed to get it resolved. Our team of expert dispute resolution lawyers will ensure you understand the issues you face and what risks are involved, and help you decide on a strategy that will let you move forward. If we can, we’ll keep it out of court, but if it comes to that point, we’ll fight on your behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

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Wayne Beynon

I offer pragmatic advice focussed on resolving (or avoiding) disputes quickly and cost-effectively. I have acted for a variety of clients, including private equity houses, regulatory bodies, sports clubs, investment advisory companies, IT / telecommunications companies and film companies.

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Our experience

Our team handles a range of disputes from modest breach of contract claims to complex international arbitration proceedings. Regardless of the nature, complexity or value of your dispute, the significant size and depth of expertise within our team means that we will always have the right team on hand to help you navigate towards a successful resolution.

We work with you to understand the potential impact a dispute could have on your business to ensure that the strategy we deploy minimises disruption.

Our clients

We act for national and international companies and have specialist knowledge of a range of sectors including advising:

  • Banks, building societies and alternative lenders
  • Professional services businesses
  • Property managers and landowners
  • Aerospace and defence companies
  • Technology companies
  • Sports clubs.

We support charities and public sector bodies and also work with individuals, advising directors/shareholders and high net worth individuals who find themselves in a business dispute.

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Hear what our clients say about us

Tom Williams at HCR Law successfully contested the contract and negotiated an excellent outcome.

Client testimonial Dispute Resolution

Tahlia is acting for us in relation to a £7 million claim. She is guiding us through the litigation process brilliantly and is adept, well-connected and an excellent communicator.

The claim is technically complex, and Tahlia’s immense knowledge and experience makes navigating the difficult landscape of litigation much easier.

She has been great at helping us navigate some significant challenges that have arisen, is organised and keeps a keen eye on costs.

Client Claim in the Technology and Construction court

It was a tough time for the business, having to deal with this dispute in the middle of a pandemic, but with the assistance of Harrison Clark Rickerbys, it was a great relief that a resolution was eventually reached at mediation. Now the business can look forward to the future with a fresh start.

We found Steve Murray to be very professional and focused on the real issues of the dispute and not distracted by anything not relevant. Steve was able to appreciate and understand the many challenging issues that a family business has.

At times it was getting difficult for us to deal with all the bogus accusations, but each time I discussed anything with Steve over the phone, I always felt more positive, which was a great help. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Steve and his team for any dispute that cannot be easily resolved.

Client Family business in Gloucestershire

Simon managed an extremely difficult and acrimonious dispute with my former partner over a period of several years. Throughout this time he was extraordinarily pro-active and supportive whilst acting as a much needed, and very effective conduit, or barrier, between myself and the third party.

His advice was clear and first-class, and without his guidance throughout the case I have no doubt that the outcome would have been very different. Communication was excellent at all times, and he responded almost immediately to any queries I raised.

I feel very fortunate to have been represented by Simon, and I am extremely grateful to him for his time, patience and wisdom. I have recommended him to a number of clients and colleagues, and shall continue to do so.

Client Successful dispute over property and finances

We worked with Claire on a complicated family company dispute where, at times, emotions ran high.

Claire took the time to understand our needs and worked closely and diligently with us, and a suitable settlement was reached.

Throughout the case, Claire was professional and proficient and always took the time to explain each step in lay language, which meant we always felt a part of the process.

Claire is an excellent solicitor with brilliant interpersonal skills and empathy. I would highly recommend her to anyone who requires and experienced dispute lawyer.

Client Dispute within a family run business

I am extremely appreciative of the outstanding legal representation provided by Claire. Her expertise in handling my professional negligence matter was evident throughout the entire process. Not only was she highly professional and knowledgeable, but she was also very kind and understanding. She skilfully navigated the complexities of the case, always keeping me informed and addressing my concerns.

What impresses me the most was her honesty and level-headedness – she never made unrealistic promises, but instead provided a clear and accurate assessment of the situation and was careful to manage expectations. Her unwavering support and genuine care made a difficult time much more manageable. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking legal representation.

Client Professional Negligence Claim

Over the last year or so, we have instructed Elizabeth Beatty to act for us on several complex litigation matters. She has provided an outstanding service. She is proactive, responsive, and technically gifted. The support given to us has been exemplary.

We have benefitted greatly from her knowledge, expertise, commerciality and overall understanding of our business and its objectives. We have been very happy with our experiences with HCR in general and Elizabeth in particular.

Tim O'Gorman – General Counsel and Company Secretary Halfords Group Plc

We have been blessed by the guidance of Simon during a very difficult and lengthy dispute with a former client.

Simon was able to give our company the strength and direction we needed to be able to not only stand up for ourselves but also develop an extremely strong strategy. Not only is Simon readily available and willing ….Simon’s guidance and intelligence have been invaluable.

 

Client Company Dispute

I would like to reiterate my gratitude for all your help and guidance. It’s been a real weight off having you handle the situation, and the professionalism and efficiency of service has been exceptional.

Client Dispute between to equestrian practice owners

Your service was just what was needed to solve this matter. I would always be very happy to use your services again if ever needed. Thanks again.

Client Dispute at livery yard

Over a week now since my story with you has been finalised, and with that I would like to say how amazing you were. HCR are very lucky to have you.

Your professionalism was outstanding, your ability to recall vital information, and depth of knowledge to my case was exemplary.

I cannot speak highly enough of you, and of course your paralegal, Simona, who quietly also knew everything. Enormous thanks for getting me through my story.

Client Professional Negligence Dispute

I am so grateful to you for representing us, and for being a powerful advocate for me throughout these difficult times. Thank you so much for your passionate, thoughtful and brilliant work.

Jacqueline Bailey Director and Manager of Airthrie Homes

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