I Have A Dispute That Needs Resolving

Any kind of conflict can be extremely stressful and can be a test of strength and judgement. Our specialist lawyers help keep your dispute under control emotionally, financially and pragmatically.

Disputes can be about anything.   From a disagreement with a neighbour over a garden hedge to a conflict with a contractor over a badly built extension the scope for being drawn into a quarrel is vast.  The chances of it descending into a bitter legal battle increase as time goes by. Our dispute resolution specialists work with you to get to the heart of an issue quickly and sorting it out long before it becomes all-consuming.

 Problems At Work

Workplace disputes occur for a range of different reasons. You may be a victim of discrimination or harassment, or be facing disciplinary action against you.  You may even have been unfairly dismissed.  Whatever your situation, our employment law specialists can give you advice on the best course of action.

 Landlord & Tenant Disputes

While many tenants move in and out of rented accommodation without any problems, there are times when disputes arise.  You may be involved in a wrangle over a deposit, damage to a property or a victim of harassment. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, talk to our dispute resolution specialists about getting your housing problems resolved.

 Challenging A Will

The death of a loved one can be extremely distressing. This difficult time can be made worse if you find out that you have not been left what you were expecting in the deceased’s Will.  Contesting a Will can be a long and emotionally-charged process which can seem daunting, particularly when you are grieving.  A good solicitor will let you know whether or not you have a case, and guide you through the process step by step.


Very often we are able to resolve disputes by speaking with the other party or their solicitor and negotiating a solution. Where positions are more advanced or more entrenched, a formal process of mediation can draw cases to a close more quickly, cheaply, privately and constructively than the courts. Talk to us about mediation as an alternative to litigation; it has helped us successfully resolve all sorts of cases from property disputes to family feuds.


Another alternative to going to court is arbitration.  Arbitration involves an impartial outsider being asked to make decisions on a dispute.  Both parties present their evidence and then the arbitrator makes a final decision.  Arbitration is voluntary, and both sides must agree to abide by the arbitrators decision before it can go ahead.


Going to court is very much a last resort, but sometimes litigation is the answer, irrespective of effort to avoid it. Issuing a claim at court can in fact be very effective in focusing minds and ending disputes. However, getting the right result takes strong legal guidance underpinned by strategy and tactics. Our team are experienced litigators, and will fight your corner to get the best possible result for you.  Contact our personal disputes team for more advice.

Matthew Sidebottom
Partner, Head of the Family, Dispute Resolution & Criminal Dept
01733 295634
Dispute Resolution
Kally Singh
01733 295642
Consumer Law, Debt and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Housing Problems
Andrew Hornsby
01733 295635
Consumer Law, Debt and Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury
Lennox Desborough
Legal Assistant
01733 295637
Dispute Resolution