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Disputes

We aim to ensure that your contracts and business arrangements are clearly defined and understood. This should minimise the scope for disputes.

Unfortunately it is a fact of business life that from time to time disputes do arise. Normally these can, and should, be resolved amicably by negotiation. The use of court proceedings should be avoided wherever possible unless the matter is of significant importance. This is simply because where the value of the dispute is relatively low, then the costs usually outweigh the benefits.

quoteWe help you in your negotiations to reach a settlement but in the event that this is not possible then we work with a number of specialist firms to ensure our clients receive the most sensible and cost-effective advice required.

In fact, current guidelines require parties to a dispute to try to reach a settlement, using court proceedings as a last resort. There a number of alternatives to litigation, including arbitration, mediation & conciliation.

Our business experience allows us to analyse and understand the basis of your dispute to make an informed assessment of your position, and how you should proceed. Bearing in mind that over 90% of disputes are not litigated and that a sizeable percentage of the 10% of court cases are resolved without a hearing, then you can see that most people take the same view!

We help you to avoid disputes, but if that is not possible we look to provide you with strategic advice to resolve them. When the opportunity arises, we help you in your negotiations to reach a settlement, but in the event that this is not possible, we work closely with a number of specialist firms to ensure you receive the most robust, sensible and cost-effective advice required to protect your interests.