Disputes

Whatever your situation, our dispute resolution solicitors can help. We take a proactive approach to resolving disputes with minimum cost and disruption to you.

We can be relied on to provide an honest assessment of your situation and the chances of a successful outcome. Our emphasis is on negotiation and mediation, avoiding stressful court appearances where possible.

We have a huge amount of experience resolving neighbour, contract, financial, employment and childcare disputes, landlord and tenant problems, holiday and timeshare disputes, defamation, bankruptcy, debt collection and disputed wills cases.

We offer a fixed fee one-hour consultation for £150+vat at which we assess your dispute and provide advice on the best course of action.

Talk to us about your situation. We’d love to help you resolve your issue.

Karen Elder & Gareth Wilkinson
Disputes Partners

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Talk to us about:

  • Disputes over a will
  • Landlord/tenant disputes
  • Property claims
  • Boundary disputes
  • Defamation
  • Contract disputes
  • Employment disputes
  • Bankruptcy
  • Debt Collection
  • Professional negligence

Fighting to protect your best interests, our disputes experts provide the very best legal support and guidance. If you’d like to find out more about how our value-for-money service can help you, contact us today for advice tailored to your situation.

Disputed wills

There are a number of grounds on which a will can be contested from the deceased being put under unreasonable pressure or lacking mental capacity at the time of making the will, to errors in the way the will has been created. If you have concerns about the will of a deceased friend or relative, you must act quickly as claims under the Inheritance Act have a time limit of six months from the date that probate is granted.

Neighbour/boundary disputes

Disputes with neighbours can arise over issues like property boundaries, access to land, overhanging trees or damage to property, causing a great deal of tension.

Where possible, we use mediation and negotiation to help you to reach an amicable agreement with your neighbour, but if agreement cannot be reached, our team has the experience and skills needed to represent you at court.

Landlord/tenant disputes

Whether you are a landlord or tenant, we provide jargon-free advice, reducing the strain of disputes and avoiding costly court appearances where possible.

For landlords, we help you to deal with difficult tenants, while crucially, keeping you on the right side of the law. For tenants, we ensure your rights are upheld and protect you from unscrupulous landlords.

Property claims

When relationships break down people can often find themselves battling over their entitlement to a share in the property that they have lived in and worked on together. This can be a particularly stressful time both financially and emotionally.

We have a team of solicitors who can assist in the division of the property asset advising on your rights to seek a share and how to proceed to secure an amicable resolution.

Defamation

If someone is saying or writing things about you that are not true, it can be hugely distressing and have a detrimental effect on you, your family, your reputation and your livelihood.

If you have a case for defamation, we will guide you through the legal process to prevent any further comments being made and remove existing harmful remarks. You may also be able to make a claim for compensation. With strict time limits in place, if you believe you have a case, it is important to act quickly, so do get in touch for a chat.

Contract disputes

With expertise in consumer legislation, we can help with a broad range of contractual disputes. We use negotiation and mediation to achieve an amicable resolution. If this isn’t possible, we have the litigation skills and expertise to represent you at court.

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