We have the expertise to resolve disputes relating to commercial and/or residential property and also general commercial and personal disputes as efficiently and painlessly as possible.
Our focus is always on resolving potential disputes in the most straightforward and cost-effective fashion possible while protecting the interests of our clients at all times. This is preferably done without having recourse to litigation, which can be time-consuming and expensive. We will, where possible, in the first instance always seek to resolve disputes through correspondence, without prejudice meetings, or other forms of early alternative dispute resolution.
If litigation is unavoidable, we will take steps to ensure you have the most effective representation possible and you are kept well informed on likely costs, timescales and potential settlement options. We will also be able to discuss with you options such as litigation funding and after the event insurance.
In addition to advising on disputes relating to commercial and/or residential property, a non-exhaustive list of general commercial or personal disputes our lawyers have advised on in the past include:
- Debt recovery
- Insolvency proceedings
- Breach of contract claims
- Enforcement of judgments
- Financial miss-selling claims
- Joint venture disputes
- Obtaining and resisting injunctions
- Tax disputes
- Probate disputes
DEBT RECOVERY UP TO £100,000
Bespoke quotes will always be given prior to commencing the work.
The cost for this work begins at £2,500 plus VAT to the issue of proceedings, and thereafter to a limit of £30,000 depending on complexity.
Frequent disbursements paid on your behalf are:
- Bank transfer fee (per transfer) £30 plus VAT
- Online ID Check (per entity) £8-£10 plus VAT
- Counsel fees of up to £5,000 plus VAT
Court fees including:
- Issue fee of 5% of the value of the amount being recovered
- Application fees of £255
- Hearing fees of £1,190 (subject to change)
- Copying charges of circa £650 in cases worth £100,000 that are paper-heavy
The hourly rate averages £300 - £350 per hour plus VAT.
We will aim to resolve your dispute as quickly as possible; we find this can take a few weeks if all parties come to an agreement, or several months if a court is involved.