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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 litigation and dispute resolution solicitors will ensure you understand the issues you face and what risks are involved, and help you decide upon 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 get the best possible outcome.

How much will it cost?

At the start, we’ll explain how our costs are calculated, explain the costs of litigation and talk you through various litigation funding options. We’ll never ambush you with an invoice, so we’ll agree costs where we can and then keep you informed throughout the process.

Do I have to go to trial and will I have to give evidence in court?

It depends on the case. A written witness statement will be prepared but you may be cross-examined by the opposing party. However, less than 5% of cases ever reach a trial, and only 1% for us last year. We actively explore alternative ways to resolve a dispute out of court.

Why should we settle for less when we could get more in court?

Litigation is uncertain and risky, and there is no guaranteed outcome to any hearing or trial. A witness may provide evidence different to that in a statement, and the judge may interpret documents differently to you, us and our barrister. A settlement is a compromise, but it will provide you with a resolution and the ability for you to move on.

Our Experience

Our large team of dispute resolution solicitors handle a diverse range of issues every day, involving anything from modest sums of less than £5,000 to multi-million pound disputes involving international trade. We don’t just think about the legal implications, but we consider the commercial impact on your business and make sure that whatever solution we develop is tailored to suit your business.

We’re experienced in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration and adjudication, and 99% of our cases last year were settled out of court. Whether you’re making a claim and looking to recover property – including land, assets and confidential data – or defending against a claim, we actively seek out opportunities to resolve the issue as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Legal 500: ‘Each lawyer I deal with provides unswerving support and pragmatic and commercial advice.’

Chambers: “Very quick to respond.” “Provides a good commercial view.” 

Our Clients

Due to our commercial approach, we have a growing national reputation as a respected UK law firm and work with a wide range of organisations. We have dedicated teams for finance, real estate and commercial dispute resolution, but our experts handle cases across the board for businesses and individuals in numerous sectors:

Hear what our clients say about our Dispute Resolution Service

“Calm and sensitive” approach to family dispute

Caroline Cowley’s client ended up in a devastating situation after her husband suddenly died. What caused f...

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Settlement reached after longstanding commercial dispute

Simon Beasley’s support and expertise achieved a very successful outcome for our client; Jacqueline Bailey, director a...

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Success for adverse possession claim

Barbara Judkins’ service was met with appreciation and gratitude after a successful outcome for a client wishing t...

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Family business dispute

Steven Murray’s expert dispute resolution advice came to the aid of a small, long established family b...

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Strategic support for IT firm supports success

Long-term strategic support for a tech company on a variety of contractual and other issues across a...

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Disaster averted for charity after expert advice on lease

Keeping a clear focus on key issues enabled Natalie Minott to help the Milton Keynes Muslim Association...

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Challenging a will draws praise

Helen Cain is helping a client to contest the validity of a will to uphold the deceased’s...

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Tenancy problems resolved with calm support and skill

Eimir Tuckett’s calm support and experience came to the aid of Mr S, a client who w...

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Complex disputes professionally resolved

Handling complex overseas disputes and claims for QBE insurance group, Philip Hooley’s diligence and professionalism drew p...

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Expert handling of mediation

Mediation and issues of risk, handled expertly by Philip, led Gareth John of Sodexho to say: “I a...

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Legal advice and expert opinion to resolve disputes

Philip Hooley’s willingness to go beyond technical legal advice to provide an opinion on a commercial a...

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Expert legal advice adds value to support business

Working closely with Philip Hooley to resolve disputes and handle litigation, Campbell Robertson of Kcom is full...

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Dispute Resolution

We engaged Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ dispute resolution team to deal with a family situation that had become p...

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Dispute Resolution - Elizabeth Beatty

We have worked with Elizabeth Beatty for over 15 years.  During this time she has provided excellent legal ...

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Finance Group - Adam Finch

We approached Adam Finch, partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, who specialises in hedge funding claims, in order...

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