Our specialist dispute resolution team advises companies, partnerships, LLPs, directors and individuals in relation to a wide variety of real estate and property disputes.

Our areas of expertise

In addition to litigation, we advise our clients on the different ways of resolving disputes. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Mediation - a process by which a third party, a mediator, is appointed by the parties to a dispute to assist and facilitate resolution. It can be undertaken prior to a formal dispute process, in parallel with a formal dispute process and/or as required by the contractual documents governing the relationship between the parties.
  • Expert Determination - a number of trade bodies provide for expert determination on specific types of disputes. Each scheme is specific to the relevant trade. Expert determination is also used for some types of property disputes. We have experience in representing and assisting clients in expert determinations.
  • Arbitration - this is most commonly used in construction and insurance disputes. Any contract document with an arbitration clause as its fall-back dispute resolution may have to be resolved by reference to arbitration.
  • Adjudication - including construction adjudication and Land Registry adjudication.

In addition to having the experience and expertise to advise clients in relation to the various forms of alternative dispute resolution, we are able to facilitate and host multi-party meetings in our mediation / arbitration suite.

Our approach

We aim to help clients resolve disputes in a manner that is suited to their aims and circumstances. We offer a service tailored to the size and complexity of each case and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate circumstances.

Our team

Our team includes qualified civil mediators and members of the LSLA (London Solicitors Litigation Association) and PLA (Property Litigation Association).

We can also draw on the range of experience across the firm, so that we are able to consider and advise on issues relating to insolvency, property and any regulatory matters that may arise in the course of your dispute.

Contact

For further information please contact Francesca Kaye by email or on +44 (0)20 8394 6477 or any other member of the team whose details are below.

ADR Group

Francesca Kaye and Richard Frimston trained as mediators with ADR Group qualifying in 1996. Jason Hunter trained as a mediator with ADR Group qualifying as a mediator in 1997.

www.adrgroup.co.uk

Charges are usually based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We will provide you with an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this as your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

We also have a flexible and innovative approach to litigation funding which enables us to offer our clients, in appropriate cases, a series of funding choices tailored to their particular requirements.  For further information please click on the litigation funding information sheet.

Commercial Litigation Funding Information Sheet

Property Litigation Association

The PLA is a members' organisation for professionals specialising in all aspects of commercial, residential and agricultural property litigation.

www.pla.org.uk

ADR Group

ADR Group is acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading authority in mediation and other dispute resolution techniques. We are known for the quality service we continue to provide and have provided for the past 20 years.

www.adrgroup.co.uk

LSLA

The LSLA was formed in 1952 and currently represents the interests of a wide range of civil litigators in London. It has some 800 members throughout London among all the major litigation practices, ranging from the sole practitioner to major international firms.

www.lsla.co.uk

TECSA

The Technology and Construction Solicitors' Association ("TeCSA") was established as the ORSA in 1990 to promote the interests of solicitors and their clients involved in litigation in the Technology and Construction Court, which involves construction, engineering, technology and IT disputes. TeCSA currently has over 250 members.

www.tecsa.org.uk

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Leading the field in dispute resolution and conflict management. The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is an independent non-profit organisation with a public mission and supported by multinational business, law firms and public sector organisations.

www.cedr.co.uk

The Commerical Litigation Association (CLAN)

www.comlit.co.uk