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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Leicester and Loughborough

When disputes arise, our focus is on resolution, rather than litigation, but what does this mean for our clients?

We take time to understand our clients’ objectives, to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their case, and the potential costs of a court claim. This means we will consider whether there’s an alternative to court proceedings that will be swifter, less expensive, less stressful, and still conclude positively. This applies regardless of whether our clients are bringing or defending a claim. 

This means that we will proactively explore the potential for a negotiated settlement, which would avoid an expensive trial before a judge. We may suggest that you attend mediation, where a trained mediator liaises with each party (in confidence) to try and broker a deal between them. If the circumstances are right, we will consider a ‘round table meeting’, where all the parties meet to discuss the dispute and get a chance to say what they feel is needed to conclude it. 

An advantage to our approach is that, if there are court proceedings, you’ll have demonstrated to the judge that you tried to avoid them, which can affect the amount you pay in legal costs. 

When court action is the appropriate step, our clients can rest assured that their case is pursued robustly and professionally, and with regard to the costs involved, to ensure that ‘winning’ doesn’t prove to be a hollow victory. In this way, we advise and assist our clients with empathy and pragmatism. 

What types of dispute can we help to resolve?

Our Dispute Resolution team is experienced in advising clients on bringing and defending many types of claim, including:

  • helping co-owners determine and realise their share of equity in a property upon a relationship breakdown
  • helping cohabitees receive reasonable financial provision upon the death of their partner
  • recovering possession of property let under an assured shorthold tenancy
  • between executors and/or beneficiaries over the administration of an estate
  • disputed boundaries or rights of way
  • recovery of damages for a breach of commercial agreements
  • disputes between shareholders
  • applications for new business tenancies at the end of their fixed term

How do we help you?

We recognise that whether our client is a business or an individual, being involved in a dispute (whether you are bringing or defending a claim) can be daunting and stressful. Our aim is to provide a service that combines legal expertise with practical support and commercial awareness. 

We will speak to you about the dispute to get a thorough understanding of what is involved, and what your objectives are. We will explain the options available to you using clear language, so that you can reach an informed decision about what you want to do next, and we will help you do it.

Throughout the progress of the dispute, we will keep the strengths, weaknesses and costs of your case under review, so that as things develop, you can react accordingly. 

What if I’m not sure I have a case?

We are pleased to offer Fixed Fee Consultations, which give the opportunity to outline a situation and receive some initial advice on the legal position and what you may (or may not) be able to do about it. 

Our usual Fixed Fee is £250 + VAT, but if giving preliminary advice proves to be quick and straightforward, we may agree to reduce this to £200 + VAT. 

Get in touch with our Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Leicester & Loughborough today

Contact us today for advice or to find out more about our services by giving us a call at your local branch in Leicester or Loughborough, or by filling in our online enquiry form.