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COMMERCIALLY FOCUSED LITIGATION ADVICE
When disputes arise in business, it can be costly in terms of both time and money. It is also often devastating to business performance.
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There is a significant amount of time and expense involved in pursuing claims through the courts. This is why we encourage all parties to settle matters without court involvement. We advocate that litigation should be avoided.
Our educated litigation lawyers can help provide you with practical, impartial and commercial advice. They’ll ensure that you know of all the options available to you.
Our expert team of litigation solicitors have specialist experience in mediation and negotiation. We can help you reach the best possible solution. We’ll do this by ensuring that you have a binding agreement which can be relied upon. We aim to bring a swift end to disputes to ensure they don’t have a detrimental effect on your business.
Our legal litigation team understands that our clients wish to resolve their disputes as swiftly as possible. We aim to provide an economic solution, but without compromising the quality of the service provided. We offer commercially focused, pragmatic advice. We will explain the options available to you to avoid unnecessary continuation of the dispute between the parties.
We can assist in some of the following areas:
- Contractual disputes
- Landlord and tenant litigation (residential and commercial)
- Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)
- Eviction and property recovery
- Debt recovery and credit control
- Judgment enforcement
- Statutory demands
- Insolvency litigation
- Construction and engineering disputes
- Business disputes (shareholder and partnership)
- Product liability claims
- Personal injury claims (advice, representation and advice)
- Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Regulatory matters including advice and representation for professionals
- Factoring and invoice discounting.
We keep our fees transparent at all times so you know our costs as your matter progresses.
We understand that legal disputes and litigation can be an extremely stressful process for both individuals and businesses. The use of mediation and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is expanding. It is becoming of increasing importance to individuals and businesses alike who find themselves involved in a dispute.
Mediation and ADR offer alternative ways of settling a dispute rather than resorting to legal proceedings and litigation. In fact, the court promotes the use of Mediation and ADR wherever possible to avoid matters going to a final hearing.
OUR EXPERT TEAM OF MEDIATORS CAN HELP YOU REACH A REASONABLE BINDING AGREEMENT, BRINGING A SWIFT END TO DISPUTES
COMMERCIALLY FOCUSED LITIGATION ADVICE
What are the most common types of ADR?
There are many different types of ADR which may help resolve a dispute with your opponent. The most common of which are as follows:
Mediation involves an independent third party (the mediator). The mediator acts as a go-between to facilitate a mutual agreement between the parties involved in a dispute. They will remain entirely independent and will not force either party to enter into an agreement.
Mediation can be conducted by telephone conference or in person. The process is entirely confidential. Any agreement reached between the parties will be as equally binding as a court’s judgment or final decision.
The procedure for Mediation specifically is both informal and cost-effective, and parties to mediation can walk away at any time.
Negotiation is exactly how it sounds. The two sides in the dispute negotiate with each other to reach a compromise. This is done without the need to proceed to a final court hearing.
Arbitration is used in more specialist cases. An independent third party (the arbitrator) is appointed with a role very similar to that of a trial judge. They will often be a professional in that area. Therefore, they will have specific knowledge of the sector or type of dispute to which the matter relates.
Unlike a mediator, an arbitrator is not a go-between. The arbitrator listens to each sides version of events and provides a decision on the facts presented to them. Arbitration is less formal than a court hearing or trial and can be binding or non-binding on the parties participating.
If appropriate to your case, we will proactively encourage you and your opponent to enter into mediation or ADR. We will always ensure that any agreement you enter into protects you and is legally binding.
To find out more about our Commercial Dispute Resolution services, please get in touch.