Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution2022-05-12T10:19:15+01:00

Civil & Commercial Dispute Resolution

Whatever the grounds for a dispute, our litigation solicitors understand it can be daunting and stressful for all involved. We will ensure you are fully informed on the options available and will support you through every step of the dispute resolution and litigation process.

Twickenham & Teddington Solicitors

Providing first class legal advice throughout South West London and Surrey, for over 40 years

What is a Civil Dispute?

Civil disputes are disagreements between private individuals or between a private individuals and an organisation, or both. The types of civil disputes we often help with are:

  • Land, boundary or property disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Breach of contract or contractual disputes
  • Neighbour disputes
  • Professional negligence – poor work carried out by builders, surveyors or other professionals
  • Disputes over money
  • Debt recovery and enforcement
  • Consumer rights issues

What is a Commercial Dispute?

Commercial litigation encompasses any type of legal action where there is corporate involvement. The types of commercial disputes we often help with are:

  • Breach of contract claims
  • Director and/or Shareholder disputes
  • Debt recovery and enforcement

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wherever possible, we recommend using a method of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) before taking the matter to court. There are several alternative dispute resolution methods that can be used, including round table negotiations, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration.

If you can prevent a lengthy and complex trial proceeding, that is always preferable –and will save you time and money.

If ADR is not possible or is unsuccessful, you may have to bring an action through the court system to resolve the dispute. The litigation process is not quick or straightforward, but contrary to popular belief, most cases do not end up at trial.

How we can help you

Whatever the grounds for a dispute, our litigation solicitors understand it can be daunting and stressful for all involved. We will ensure you are fully informed on the options available and will support you through every step of the dispute resolution and litigation process, including:

  • Evaluating the strength of your claim and the likely outcomes
  • Ensuring you understand the costs involved and your funding options
  • Liaising with the other parties to fully establish the grounds for the dispute
  • Gathering evidence to substantiate your case
  • Attempting to resolve the dispute before going to court

If litigation is required:

  • Lodging your claim with the appropriate court and serving it to the defendant OR alternatively, lodging your intention to defend a claim
  • Establishing the timetable for proceedings as decided by the court
  • Representing you in court
  • Enforcing a judgement in your favour or lodging an appeal if necessary

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