We aim to ensure that your contracts and business arrangements are clearly defined and understood. This should minimise the scope for disputes.
Late payment and non-payment of invoices are increasingly common. Where there is no dispute, then we assist you in taking steps to recover payment. We can tell you the most efficient means by which you can ascertain if a debtor can pay and how to give you the best chance of recovering the debt.
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.
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 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.
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