We advise individual clients on their civil disputes. The matters we deal with vary widely in value and complexity.

Examples of issues we have helped clients with include:

  • commercial and residential property disputes
  • construction and building works
  • contentious probate and trusts
  • contractual disputes
  • insolvency
  • mediation/alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • negligent professionals
  • problems relating to shareholder disputes, directors duties and partnerships
  • property ownership or acquisition

Our team

  • Our specialist team consists of five partners and 14 assistants, working closely with other specialist colleagues
  • Some members of our team are qualified civil mediators and regularly assist clients with various forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • We aim to offer good value for money to our clients, tailoring our advice to the size and complexity of the case
  • We are prepared to consider alternative forms of funding in appropriate cases. However, we do not have a contract for civil publicly funded work and do not therefore offer legal aid for civil disputes

If you require more information about particular types of dispute, please refer to the related services link 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

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

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

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

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

The Law Society

The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.

www.lawsociety.org.uk