Dispute Resolution

​Disputes are a fact of modern life. Understanding and dealing with a dispute in a professional and commercial way has never been more important. Our Dispute Resolution lawyers act for a broad spectrum of individual and commercial clients in a wide range of complex disputes.

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"Very approachable litigators who are efficient and organised. They take the time to know the case and to know the client."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Our Dispute Resolution Lawyers act for a broad spectrum of individual and commercial clients in a wide range of complex disputes. Our specialist team of litigators have particular expertise in the following areas:

Disputes are a fact of modern life. Understanding and dealing with a dispute in a professional and commercial way has never been more important. Being involved in a dispute can be a stressful, time consuming and expensive experience, and we work with our clients to take on the strain.

Our Dispute Resolution team is recognised for its expertise in the legal directories. We have a proven track record of acting successfully in high profile, high value and complex litigation, particularly in times of crisis for our clients. We are experienced in taking proactive steps on an urgent basis, such as by dealing with injunctions, and renowned for acting in cases involving serious allegations of wrongdoing and fraud. 

Often our clients are keen to preserve a commercial or personal relationship and/or avoid the adverse publicity that may accompany a dispute. In these circumstances we are able to work with our clients to avoid the courtroom and instead explore other practical and cost effective avenues to resolve disputes, including mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  

Our media and reputation team is also available to manage any matters that may attract unwanted attention, seeking to ensure that private matters are kept private.

We understand that our clients are often concerned about the cost of being involved in a dispute. We will explain your funding options and the likely costs involved in managing a case at each stage. You can read more about litigation funding options here. 

We provide litigation expertise and strategic advice to our clients.  Our colleagues from other practice areas have expertise in many related areas which we regularly call on, including private client, corporate, employment, criminal and regulatory issues.

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Shareholder and Boardroom Disputes

When individuals fall out in business it can have devastating consequences. Our litigation team has extensive experience in resolving disputes.

Commercial and Contract Disputes

Corporate disputes can be stressful, disruptive and damaging. We provide tactical and strategic advice to businesses and individuals.

Professional Negligence

Our experienced team of litigators act for claimants in bringing claims against professionals when they get it wrong.

Civil Fraud and Investigations

The international nature of commerce and growing reliance on electronic communications mean that the number and value of fraud claims is rising.

Financial Services Disputes

We represent individuals and businesses in high value and complex claims against banks and financial institutions.

Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes

Bringing or defending disputes over wills, trusts and estates is especially demanding. Seeking expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.

Farms and Estates Disputes

Family farms and landed estates often fall front and centre in inheritance disputes and we have considerable expertise in representing clients in these types of matters.

Insolvency Litigation

Our dispute resolution lawyers represent individuals, companies and insolvency practitioners on insolvency matters.

International and Cross-Border Disputes

When disputes involve individuals or organisations in different countries, those involved often face an array of complex issues in various jurisdictions.

Reputation and Media

Protecting our clients’ reputation and maintaining control when they are the subject of media scrutiny is what we do.

Injunctions

If you need to prevent the loss of an asset, damage to reputation, or protect against personal harm, it may be necessary to apply for an injunction.

Litigation Funding Options

Funding litigation can be expensive and cause concern. We hope to alleviate these concerns by offering our clients a bespoke funding package.

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News

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Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2019

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Spring 2019

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2019

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2019

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Winter 2018/2019

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2018

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Autumn 2018

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q3 2018

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Summer 2018

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2018

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Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: Bumper Edition Spring 2018

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q1 2018

Richard Foss quoted in The Law Society Gazette

Does the decision in Bilta represent a more generous interpretation of litigation privilege?

Dishonesty test: Playing with a new deck - Stephen Parkinson quoted in CDR

Contentious Trusts and Probate Round-Up: January 2018

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2017

Contentious Trusts and Probate Round-Up: November 2017

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Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: April 2017

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Wills and Probate Round-Up 2016

The risks of deleting history

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: Bumper Summer Vacation Edition 2016

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2016

Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: May 2016

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Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: February 2016

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Blogs

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Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2020

Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q2 2020

Solicitors’ Delay in preparing a Will – When is it Negligent?

Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence – When does a Professional Negligence Claim arise?

Discounted CFAs – how do they work and are they too good to be true?

Could litigation funding be available for my claim?

Are DBAs viable for funding commercial litigation?

Back to the drawing board: Do I have to re-plead/re-prove my case?

Funding defamation and privacy proceedings – are there still options?

Changing landscape for litigation funders - Arkin Cap lifted by Court of Appeal

The emperor’s new clothes or sweeping reform? The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill

All swans are white….?

The Forfeiture Rule - can a person who is convicted of killing another benefit from their crime?

Company money should not be used to pay legal costs in disputes between shareholders

Are ‘no win no fee’ arrangements suitable for inheritance claims under the 1975 Act?

Professional Negligence Claims arising in relation to Wills and Estates

Fraud Unravels All?

Google granted permission to appeal landmark action in the Supreme Court

Liquidation and Fiduciary Duties: No Rest for (the Wicked?) Directors

Remote mediation in civil litigation: Does it really work?

Abuse of Power of Attorney: the importance of staying vigilant in the current COVID-19 climate

Compensation orders against company directors: a new way around Limited Liability?

Challenging Testamentary Capacity - Lord Templeman’s last Will

The Maserati Fraud

Alok Sharma shakes up insolvency laws

Are there any lessons to be learnt from the two most recent farming inheritance cases?

The law of confidence -v- admissibility: DSM SFG Group Holdings Ltd & Ors –v- Kelly [2019] EWCA Civ 2256

Children and Protected Parties – Can they Participate in Trust and Probate claims?

Has the law of contract been compromised?

Loss of Chance claims and the admissibility of “new” evidence

Same Sex Relationships and Probate Disputes

What is the correct forum for a multi-jurisdictional probate dispute?

‘Courier’ Fraud Crackdown – Beware of fraudsters keeping it simple

What is required to prove contempt of court?

38% of businesses hit by internal fraud in the last year : Is your business prepared?

Cutting a long story short: Reform of witness evidence in the Business & Property Courts

Barnaby v Johnson – Defendant has no basis for any proper challenge to Will validity

Trust me: how a constructive trust saved millions

Funeral fall-outs and body battles – Who is in charge?

How do you dispute a lifetime gift based on undue influence?

Contempt of court: the prospect of prison, even before proceedings are issued

How do you dispute a will based on undue influence?

De-banking: what's the appeal?

Shanks v Unilever: What does this mean for employers’ intellectual property rights?

Knowledge and approval - When is a will suspicious?

How wills can be challenged and how charities can manage legacy disputes

Unfair prejudice petitions: can a director’s breach of duty bar their claim?

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