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.

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 you to avoid the courtroom and instead explore other practical and cost effective avenues to resolve your dispute, including mediation or other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  

It may be that litigation is unavoidable, in which event, we will fight your case with rigour. We have a proven track record in acting for clients in times of crisis and taking proactive steps to protect a client’s interest on an urgent basis, such as by dealing with injunctions .

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 your case at each stage. You can read more about your funding options here

We will discuss the most appropriate ways to deal with and resolve your dispute as quickly and as cost effectively as possible, and this will include the various methods of ADR available, such as mediation.

We provide assistance and support to our clients, as well as legal knowledge and strategy.  We will support you through every step of the legal process.  Our colleagues from other practice areas have expertise in many related areas which we regularly call on to assist with our strategy, including reputation management, employment, tax, 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

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.

Intellectual Property Disputes

We understand the importance in business of a brand and other intellectual property rights, which our clients have created, developed and own.

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.

Sport

Kingsley Napley has a long history of representing high profile individuals, teams and regulators within the sports industry.

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News

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Civil Fraud Quarterly Round-Up: Q4 2018

Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Autumn 2018

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Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: April 2017

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Contentious Trusts and Probate Monthly Round-Up: January 2016

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Who died first? When the date of death matters

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The privilege against self-incrimination and its use in civil fraud proceedings

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Paying a sacked sports manager

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Minor children and reasonable financial provision

Property regulation - Important changes to HMO legislation

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Court unlikely to depart from default position of full disclosure (PJSC Tatneft v Bogolyubov and others)

The Law Commission to look to reform Right to Manage legislation

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Knowledge approval claim fails because the circumstances surrounding the will were not suspicious

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Fiona Simpson examines the merits of the Shorter Trials Scheme

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Testing times: how to determine if a Respondent has assets

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