Disputes can be unpleasant and time consuming. They tie up resources and sap your energy. Nevertheless, disputes should not be ignored.

Led by Justin Sadler, our specialist team will advise you on the best way to resolve your dispute, drawing on proven experience with many difficult situations, including:

  • Breaches of contract, including unpaid bills, poor workmanship, unfinished and negligent work, defective goods etc.
  • Professional negligence
  • Wills and probate disputes
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Boundary disputes
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Rent arrears
  • Possession proceedings
  • Service charges
  • Consumer problems
  • Discrimination
  • Nuisance actions
  • Building work disputes

Costs

Initial advice can be given via a one hour fixed fee meeting for £95. Thereafter, we will give you an estimate and we will not exceed that estimate without getting your permission first. If appropriate, we will offer you a fixed fee for a fixed amount of work. We also offer Pay As You Go Legal Service, whereby you only pay for the legal services you actually want.

Legal Costs Estimate

Visit our Legal Costs Estimate page to get a better understanding of what fees you can expect to pay.

Going to court

One way to resolve a dispute is with civil litigation. This is where either the County Court or High Court gets involved. It is a big step and you should consider several important points before going ahead. These include your chances of success, the likely costs and whether the defendant will actually be able to pay any judgment if you succeed.

We can prepare your case for trial, represent you and deal with any subsequent enforcement action. We will advise you every step of the way and attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf as required.  If you want to represent yourself, we can provide you with just the amount of advice you can afford.

We can also help if someone has made a claim against you. We will advise you on your defence, any potential counterclaim, the risks involved and the approximate costs.

For more information on bringing a claim to court, click on the following links:

Other options

The Court isn’t the only option for resolving a dispute. Alternatives include adjudication, mediation and expert determination, collectively known as Alternative Dispute Resolution. For more information, please click here. You could also consider bringing a complaint to an ombudsman, a consumer group or a trade association in appropriate cases. We will advise you on your options and help you select the best one.

Get in touch

Justin deals with all aspects of Dispute Resolution for both businesses and individuals, including including Contentious Probate, Employment Law ( for both businesses and individuals) and Commercial Litigation. This means that he is familiar with the many different courts and tribunal as well as the many different methods for resolving disputes, including alternative dispute resolution such as adjudication and mediation.

If you would like to know more or arrange a fixed fee appointment, please call us on 01189  589711. Or email Justin Sadler at [email protected]

Dispute Resolution Testimonials

"We covered an awful lot of ground in the initial fixed fee meeting regarding a boundary dispute. Many thanks for your time, advice and insights. I liked the way that you set out a gameplan and strategic objective and then explained all the tactical approaches available to achieve that objective. I was surprised at how many different threads I could follow up and delighted that they were all laid out so clearly and in terms that were easy for me to understand. Because it was a fixed fee meeting, I had come along with a sheet of background and questions to get the most out of our time. All my questions and more were answered with good detail. I feel a lot more confident and informed, with a clearer list of next steps."

October 2015
– Cathy

"Justin is a very helpful and knowledgeable solicitor providing me with an excellent service on my recent needs. I would recommend him to anyone who is requiring guidance."

March 2015
– Robert

"Thank you very much for the time you gave to us this afternoon. Your advice and comments were extremely helpful and it has taken a huge weight off our minds. In fact the relief is so immense we are tapping a bottle of wine this evening to celebrate. Should we need your advice again, we will certainly be in touch. With our very best wishes and sincere thanks"

March 2015
– Clive and Heather

"Justin's professional advice to me was extremely valuable and was delivered in a timely and thorough manner. The matter was resolved with a very positive outcome and so I would not hesitate to recommend him."

February 2015
– Peter

"A very clear consultation with great advice. Justin was well informed and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services."

December 2014
– Nigel
"I have had the pleasure of working with Justin. Great company to work with. Efficient, to the point and very reasonable fees." February 2019 - LinkedIn
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