Get on the right side of the argument
Disputes are rarely pleasant, even if you were the one to start it. But sometimes conflict is unavoidable and the only way to resolve things is to go to court.
That doesn’t mean all disputes need to end up in court, far from it. Going to court is expensive, time consuming and, with a range of alternatives available (from negotiation to mediation), most lawyers will only advise going to court as a last resort.
If you get into a dispute, it’s often worth trying to find an amicable solution before getting lawyers involved. If you’ve tried this, then the next step is usually to speak to a lawyer to establish your position and consider your strategy. If your case is weak, settling or dropping it at this stage could save you a great deal of time and money.
If you do have a claim worth pursuing, then it’s worth taking legal advice. Whilst you may not intend to end up in court, the court may penalise you for failing to take certain steps if you do - so you need to be prepared.
What can our lawyers help with
We have hundreds of hand-picked and vetted lawyers on our service. Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers are able to deal with a wide variety of jobs. Here’s a few of the disputes our lawyers regularly deal with:
- Consumer rights
- Commercial property
- Residential property
If you’re unhappy with goods/services provided to you the first step, and usually the simplest and most cost effective way to resolve the dispute, is to complain to the trader and ask for a refund/repair or for them to complete/redo the service.
If they aren’t willing to do this then it’s worth considering... (continue reading)
The easiest way to avoid a costly dispute is prevention. A well drafted Commercial Lease will limit the scope for any dispute between landlord and tenant.
If it’s too late for prevention and you’re already in a dispute... (continue reading)
Landlords don’t want to lose their rental income and risk damage to their property, tenants generally just want somewhere comfortable to live in peace and quiet.
But when disputes do happen, things can often turn nasty quickly. Threatening letters from solicitors, notices to evict, withholding of rent and damage to the property are just a few... (continue reading)