Dispute Resolution

We help our clients resolve disputes in a wide range of contexts. Our approach is to provide clear and realistic advice aimed at meeting your practical goals with the minimum of cost, delay and stress. Our disputes practice includes:

General disputes­­­­­­­­­­

  • Contractual disputes of all kinds
  • Commercial debt recoveries, both secured and unsecured
  • Professional negligence
  • Asset freezing, search and seizure orders
  • Injunctions
  • Director, shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Settlement negotiations, mediation and alternative dispute resolution
  • Insolvency-related issues
  • Commercial fraud
  • Regulatory disputes
  • Banking and finance disputes and investigations
  • Product liability and product recall
  • Defamation and reputation management
  • Anti bribery and corruption

Information regarding fees and timescales for straightforward debt claims is set out in our debt claims guidance note.

We can give strategic advice on how your standard contracts and processes can be adapted to reduce the risk of litigation.

We also provide Accredited Mediator Services through Richard Fisher.

Our specialists in these areas are Claire Boucher, Richard Fisher, Richard Gore, Richard NorwoodAndrew Tibber and Kirsten Younger.

Real estate disputes

  • Landlord and tenant disputes with a particular focus on:
    • Dilapidations and repair claims
    • Rent and service charge disputes
    • Applications under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Property-related insolvency issues
  • Land ownership disputes including:
    • Boundary disputes
    • Disputes relating to rights of way and other easements
    • The construction and enforcement of covenants

We can provide guidance at an early stage in property transactions to help identify areas which could become contentious and take steps to minimise risk.

Our specialists in these areas are Richard Gore, Tom Morrison and Edward Thompson.

Insurance disputes

Advice on insurance policy coverage disputes including aggregation, breach of warranty, non-disclosure, late notification, prejudice and breach of conditions precedent.

Our specialist in these areas is Richard Fisher.

Other disputes

We also handle disputes in several other areas including IP & Technology, Employment, Construction & Engineering, Planning, Insolvency & Turnaround, Pensions and Financial Services, and our specialists can advise on a wide range of ESG, Compliance & Investigations matters.

Our expertise and teams are described on the pages linked.

You can initiate a discussion about instructing us by contacting any partner directly, or by using the main office contact details at the bottom of the page if you prefer.