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In an ideal world, siblings would always agree that the provisions set out for them in their parents’ Wills were fair. Neighbours would always agree with each other’s decisions to build an extension. Landlords would always abide by their responsibilities and tenants would always pay their rent.

Unfortunately, we don’t always live in an ideal world, and sometimes disputes are simply unavoidable. The respective parties can feel very strongly about their position and be unwilling to negotiate. When this happens, it can be very difficult to find a mutually acceptable solution without professional legal intervention.

At Attwaters Jameson Hill, our specialist Dispute Resolution team understands the stress and frustration that can arise from a dispute with a neighbour or family member. We also understand that litigation is often expensive, protracted and can increase the hostility and tension between the parties involved. That’s why our dedicated team will always strive to resolve your case without it going to court. However, if litigation ends up being your only option, be reassured that we will be with you every step of the way.

Do not let a personal dispute escalate. Take action with our clear, high-quality legal advice

We advise clients engaged in many different types of dispute, including (but not limited to):

  • Boundary disputes
  • Contentious probate (i.e., disagreement over the contents of a Will)
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Employment claims (e.g. unfair dismissal or industrial accidents)
  • Defamation

If you are involved in any kind of dispute, it is crucial to get specialist advice as soon as possible. This can help to prevent the dispute escalating to the point where litigation is the only remaining option.

We can assist you by:

  • Establishing the strengths and weaknesses of your case at the very start
  • Identifying the central issues
  • Clarifying what you want to achieve and recommending a strategy
  • Weighing up the potential costs of litigation against the likely outcome

Alternative dispute resolution

There are a range of ways in which to settle a dispute without taking it to court. Collectively, these various methods are called alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and include:

  • Non legally binding options such as mediation and conciliation. Both methods involve the appointment of a specially trained individual whose job it is to help the parties negotiate and help them reach an agreement.
  • Legally binding options such as arbitration, in which an arbitrator is appointed and will hand down a legally binding judgement on the case after reviewing the evidence.

Going through a dispute can be very upsetting, particularly if you are in a dispute with a neighbour, friend or family member. Our specialist team here to support and advise you on every aspect of your dispute to ensure the best possible outcome for your circumstances. Please call them on 0203 871 0110 or email disputeresolution@attwaters.co.uk.

Awards and Accolades

  • acn clinical negligence
  • acn conveyancing quality
  • acn family law
  • acn family law advanced
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • solicitors_regulation
  • Mindful Employer
  • Resolution Specialist
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