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What is dispute resolution?

Dispute resolution is the process where a dispute between businesses or individuals is resolved.  Resolution of the dispute can be through Court proceedings or alternative dispute resolution.  Alternative dispute resolution includes negotiation, arbitration and mediation.

Can disputes be resolved without a solicitor?

Yes, often using a solicitor is the last resort, as sometimes an agreement can be reached without involving any outside third party.  Where a dispute cannot be resolved informally either party can involve a dispute resolution solicitor who will be able to advise their client on the strengths and weaknesses of their case and help the client to achieve a resolution of the dispute either through alternative dispute resolution or Court proceedings.

When is a solicitor needed for dispute resolution?

Solicitors tend to become involved when there are complicated issues regarding the law and rights and remedies.  Solicitors also become involved when there is a high value to the dispute.  Dispute resolution solicitors understand the legal principles that apply to all types of dispute and can advise their client on the alternative ways to resolve the dispute.

What types of disputes are there?

Commercial disputes are disputes between businesses.  Personal disputes are disputes between private individuals.  Sometimes there are disputes between businesses and private individuals.  Examples of the types of disputes that fall into each of these categories are listed below:

Commercial disputes

Types of commercial disputes where you may need a specialist solicitor include:

  • Contract dispute
  • Disputes relating to e-commerce
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Professional negligence
  • Debt recovery
  • Injunctions including freezing orders & other emergency court applications
  • Property disputes including boundary disputes, disputes regarding rights of way and disputes regarding restrictive covenants.
  • Disputes relating to finance
  • Corporate recovery
  • Disputes between shareholders and directors
  • Partnership disputes

Personal disputes

Types of personal dispute where you may need a specialist solicitor include:

  • Landlord and tenant disputes – rent arrears, possession orders etc.
  • Property disputes including: boundary disputes, disputes regarding rights of way and disputes regarding restrictive covenants.
  • Professional negligence claims against professionals
  • Contentious probate including Inheritance Act claims and challenging wills
  • Disputes with contractors working on residential properties
  • Consumer contracts

Commercial and personal dispute resolution services

If you require assistance with a personal or commercial dispute, contact the specialist team of dispute resolution solicitors using one of the telephone numbers below: