Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Let our Dispute Resolution Team use their specialist knowledge to unlock your dispute.
The Dispute Resolution team at Harrisons will always look to resolve matters and to give you your full options before embarking upon what can often be costly, time consuming and stressful litigation.
Court procedure including pre action conduct is governed by the Civil Procedure Rules. These together with the practice directions that accompany them set out the steps that any party to litigation is expected to comply with when involved in a dispute.
Our team has over 40 years of collective experience working within these rules.
These rules govern pre action conduct including certain protocols that apply to certain cases. The importance of complying with preaction procedures and protocols is that if you fail to do so a Judge could later agree that you should win your case but may not order your opponent to pay your legal costs. This could mean that the cost, time and stress has been for nothing. It is therefore important that you know how to comply with these rules and any exceptions to you doing so.
It is commonly the case that courts will now require parties to embark on mediation prior to commencing legal proceedings, again a failure to do so can lead to adverse costs consequences even if you later go on to win your case. Harrisons has a specialist mediation team that can undertake mediations for you, further information relating to mediation can be accessed here.
Our team knows how important costs are when people are involved in dispute resolution, we acknowledge those concerns and are experienced in working with costs budgeting. All aspects of funding your case are considered with you at the outset.
Disputes can take many forms and sometimes can be resolved with initial tactful negotiation – especially if preserving relations with your opponent is important such as in the case of a neighbour or boundary dispute.
Our team deals with all types of dispute in particular:
- Agricultural disputes
- Boundary disputes
- Claims for an entitlement in an estate under the Inheritance ( Provision for family and dependents) Act 1975
- Contractual claims
- Contentious trust and probate claims
- Consumer disputes
- Debt Recovery
- Defamation Claims
- Dispute with tenants
- Negligence claims including claims brought against professionals
- Personal Injury Claims
Harrisons prides itself on trying to assist in what are often difficult situations finding solutions to resolve the issues which have arisen.
Two of the team members are associate members of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors.