Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Disputes with customers and suppliers are an inevitable part of business life. The vast majority of disputes are dealt with without having to rely on professional advice or going to Court or Tribunal. However, for those times where your business is left with no choice, we are there to help.

Our lawyers are skilled practitioners in delivering the best commercial advice and outcome for your business. We are tenacious and uncompromising in pursuing claims but never forget that ‘winning’ does not have to come at any cost and means different things to different organisations.

We will guide you through the often difficult decision about when to fight, when to negotiate and when to focus your precious time and resources on more productive activities.

To enable us to add that value, as well as assessing the merits of your case, we will get under the skin of your business and find out what makes it tick. It is part and parcel of our aim in every case, not only to resolve it as quickly as possible, but to advise how to prevent the same dispute arising again in the future.

We have successfully acted for our SME clients operating in a range of industry sectors and in a wide variety of disputes including:

  • Bringing or defending claims where invoices for goods delivered or services provided have not been paid including where the quality or quantity is disputed.
  • Bringing or defending claims where the repossession of business or residential premises is an issue, for example, when the rent has not been paid or the building or land needs to be redeveloped.
  • Handling the process of renewing commercial or residential leases and, in particular, where an increase in rent is in dispute.
  • Handling disagreements where a tenant is in breach of their lease terms; for example, by making unauthorised alterations, not paying their service charge or ground rent, unlawfully subletting or engaging in an unauthorised activity.
  • Handling the process of where block tenants have applied for the right to manage or to buy the freehold.
  • Defending claims made by tenants alleging that the Landlord is in breach of its lease obligations, for example, to keep a building in good repair.
  • Disagreements between private and commercial landowners and developers, often concerning the quality of the management or speed of delivery of the contract.
  • Disagreements between the owners and/or former owners of a business, often involving such matters as their performance or conduct, how the business is being directed or the prospective sale of the business.

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Ascot Office

Berkshire House
39-51 High Street, Ascot,
Berkshire
SL5 7HY
Tel: 01344 623388
Fax: 01344 874339

Whitton Office

34-36 High Street
Whitton, Twickenham,
Middlesex
TW2 7LT
Tel: 020 8898 2022
Fax: 020 8898 9169

Our Mission

Established in 1929, our firm has built its reputation on providing clear, no- nonsense advice at an affordable price. We act for locally and nationally based clients in the context of both personal and business law.