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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.

In such a stressful situation, we also understand how vital it is that you be kept up to date on the progress of your matter. That’s why we offer each and every client our Service Pledge – a promise that we will treat you with courtesy and respect, that we will be responsive and transparent at every stage of the process, and that we will work proactively to progress your case at every opportunity.

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.

Official Rankings

Ranked Tier 4 in the Legal 500 2024  

‘They are technically outstanding and very professional. They are very diligent. They meet deadlines.’

‘Leanne Philp is absolutely outstanding. Her work is very professional and she ensures that she meets all relevant deadlines.’

‘They have a solid team, providing well-researched, thorough and practical legal services to clients.’

Our Service Pledge

Dealing with a commercial dispute can be highly stressful, so it’s vital to have a solicitor on side that you can trust. That’s why we make a pledge to each and every client to act with professionalism, to be fully up front about what their case will cost and how long we estimate it will take, and to work proactively to find solutions where concerns and issues arise. We call this our Service Pledge.

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
  • The Legal 500 – The Clients Guide to Law Firms
  • acn family law
  • Cyber Essetials
  • ERC Endorsement
  • Lexcel
  • AVMA
  • SCIL
  • SFE_FAM
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