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Nearly every business finds itself in a dispute at some point.
We understand that whether you are a potential claimant or defendant, a dispute is an unwanted drain on time and money, which should be avoided if at all possible.
Our clients include multinational companies and PLCs seeking a City quality service at regional rates, as well as local businesses and private individuals across all sectors and services. The wide experience of our team allows us to deal with multi-million pound disputes, as well as those for a few thousand pounds, in areas as diverse as breach of contract, professional negligence, partnership and company disputes, insolvency and warranty claims.
We also have specialist teams offering construction, property litigation, defamation and pre-publication advice and contested probate.
We can advise on High Court and County Court claims, and have particular expertise in mediation and arbitration (nationally and internationally), as well as adjudication and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
So, how do we deal with your dispute?
We start with a clear written assessment of the prospects of success (not forgetting first understanding what you regard as “success”). With that comes an honest, realistic analysis of the options open to you: court proceedings, mediation, litigation, negotiation, insolvency proceedings and any other possibilities. In other words, we help you decide from the outset what is the best way to proceed to secure the best result for your dispute.
Next, we will discuss and agree with you an open and frank assessment of costs. This is critical, and where solicitors sometimes fall short. There is no point in agreeing a commercial strategy for your dispute without a clear understanding of how it can be financed. We carry out a full cost-benefit analysis from the start.
As for payment of the costs of your dispute, our experience allows us to offer various pricing alternatives. You may prefer standard hourly pricing. If so, our more cost-effective structure allows us to offer very competitive hourly rates, which vary depending upon the complexity of your case.
In our experience many clients find hourly rates confusing and they often do not enable efficient costs planning. So, we also offer innovative fixed costs per stage pricing wherever possible. In other words, we will guarantee that our costs for each stage of the litigation process will not exceed a particular sum, allowing you to plan with certainty. All we ask in return is that you provide payment for that stage in advance. We will also advise on whether any of your costs can be recovered if you are successful in your dispute, and if so, how.
We are always happy to arrange a no-obligation call. Get in touch call 01733 887730 or Huw Wallis for an initial discussion.