If you have paid for a service that you did not receive or an item you have purchased is not as advertised, you will want the matter rectified. Civil litigation and dispute resolution can assist businesses, organisations and individuals to claim compensation. This can be financial, replacement goods, or a promise to rectify the work. The dispute resolution process depends on the individual circumstances, including whether the claimant can prove there is a case to answer and whether you can reach an agreement outside the courts. Regardless of your circumstances and the nature of your claim, we can help. We specialise in the following areas:
Breach of Contract Claims
A contract is a binding agreement between two or more parties. It can be a written or verbal agreement. Where one party fails to live up to the terms of the agreement, they are deemed to be in breach of contract. Proving breach of contract, especially for verbal contracts, can be challenging, and that is why advice and representation from experienced solicitors is a must. We can take the details of your claim, determine whether you have enough evidence of a breach of contract, support you through the dispute resolution and, where necessary, court proceedings to resolve your case in your favour.
Consumer disputes take many forms, from inferior quality goods to missing and lost items. It may involve either a high street store or an online trader of goods and/or services. If you have purchased something that does not live up to its marketing and description, you are entitled to make a claim. Mediation can often remedy consumer disputes, but on occasion, where fault is either not established or not admitted, court proceedings are required. In either case, strong legal representation is advised. We can provide you with the support and assistance you need at every step.
Unpaid debts can harm your business, stopping you from trading effectively and from growing your business. We can advise you on how best to approach the issues and support you during legal action if it comes to that. Our team are experienced in all forms of debt recovery, from businesses and other organisations or individuals.
Sometimes it is not a legal decision in question; instead, it is how the decision was reached. If you are concerned that the method, evidence, or other aspects used in deciding against you were wrong or flawed, a judicial review may help. There is no guarantee that the outcome will change -- the review focuses on the process and ensuring that it is fair and legal. This may be the right course of action if you are questioning the processes of education authorities, local government, or immigration services, for example.
Medical Negligence Claims
Medical negligence is one of the most complex areas of law to navigate. You need a dedicated and experienced legal team on your side with access to the appropriate experts to prove your case and show the ongoing effects on you and your family. Whether it is a misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatment, wrong medication, or injury during surgery, we are here to help.
If you are owed money and are unsure how to go about claiming it back, we can help. Similarly, if you have had a request for money that you do not believe you owe, we can investigate the matter for you and act to try and prevent further action. Where a claim is commenced, we can defend you in such proceedings before the court. The worse thing you can do when it comes to money claims is to do nothing.
The best way to avoid partnership disputes is to have your documentation and agreements drafted by a professional specialising in business and commercial contracts at the beginning of your partnership. However, even with this action, disputes can occur. Settling such disputes requires an understanding of the cause of the issue, the company's governance and economics, and the legal ramifications. We can work with you to try and find a solution that works for everyone, usually without needing to resort to the courts.
Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. If your injuries have left permanent damage, required ongoing treatment that has meant time off work, or have caused you any other ongoing issues, you may be able to claim against those responsible. We can be by your side through the entire process and give you the best chance of making a successful claim.
If a professional has failed in their duty of care, and their actions or lack of action has breached that duty resulting in loss, we can help. We will collate and present evidence to support your case and help you get the best possible outcome. If you have been accused of professional negligence and believe the case against you to be without merit, we can act on your behalf to defend such claims.
Regulatory and Disciplinary Proceedings
Where regulatory and disciplinary proceedings cannot be settled amicably, recourse to the law may be your only option. We can act as mediators in the first instance or provide legal counsel and assistance if mediation fails.
Shareholder disputes can take many forms, and dealing with them can be a legal minefield. Whether you are a shareholder disputing the management of a company or the company disputing a shareholder's actions or lack of action, we can provide guidance and legal assistance to help you settle the dispute within the law.