Civil litigation concerns that area of law that is usually typified by some form of dispute in which one party is seeking some form of relief, such as compensation, from another.

This area of work is quite distinct from criminal law which we do not offer as a service.

Our litigation department can provide you with a range of services to meet all your litigation needs whether you are an individual or an organisation such as a company or partnership. We not only bring claims on your behalf if you are the claimant but we also accept instructions to defend claims on behalf of defendants.

We are involved in all stages of litigation from taking initial instructions and arranging and representing your interests at mediation to commencing and defending court proceedings and ensuring that all directions that are given by the court are complied with swiftly and effectively.

We will also ensure that your interests are represented up to and including trial and that a specialist barrister is instructed in the event that your case requires such representation.

We have experience in all aspects of contentious law including the following:

  • Professional negligence
  • Contractual disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Debts and the enforcement of court judgments
  • Disputed Wills and Inheritance claims
  • Property disputes including disputes between neighbours
  • Landlord and tenant matters including possession claims
  • Mortgage possession claims
  • Consumer protection law

Your case will be handled by an experienced solicitor at all times. We also recognise that litigation can be expensive and we will discuss with you at the outset and throughout the course of our instructions the funding options that are available to you and the likely costs that will be incurred so that you can make an informed decision as to how you wish to proceed at each stage. Our advice will be clear and comprehensive.

We are committed to resolving disputes proportionately and efficiently and have significant experience in negotiation and mediation as alternative forms of dispute resolution.

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If you would like a quote for Litigation or to find out more about our services, please contact:

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