Legal disputes often arise between companies, persons, and local authorities for a variety of reasons. Legal disputes can become incredibly time consuming and can have a serious impact on finances and relationships. It is for these reasons that it is important to have an experienced dispute resolution solicitor on your side. They are able to help you reach a conclusion on your dispute with minimal stress.
Dispute resolution solicitors assist clients by helping parties to resolve disputes in a number of ways. They help by providing specialist legal advice, engaging in different alternative dispute resolution methods, such as negotiation or mediation, or through the use of litigation proceedings at court.
South Bank Legal’s dispute resolution solicitors have a track record of delivering cost effective dispute resolution services to businesses and individuals involved in legal disputes. Our success is based on our commitment to clients’ objectives and our ability to provide decisive advice to clients.
Dispute Resolution Solicitors Manchester: Types of disputes
South Bank legal dispute resolution solicitors, Manchester, are highly experienced in dealing with a variety of legal disputes. We always make sure that we give our clients clear legal advice. Our dispute resolution solicitors have particular expertise in the following areas:
- Commercial Litigation – Our commercial litigation team are able to assist with legal disputes that arise throughout the course of business. Our commercial litigators have vast experience resolving commercial contract and business disputes.
- Breach of contract claims – When a party fails to uphold their side of an agreement, it can be disruptive for others involved. Claiming for a breach of contract can help the affected party recover their losses.
- Company disputes and shareholder litigation – Legal disputes can occur internally within businesses and companies. These disputes typically include shareholder and partnership disagreements.
- Professional negligence claims – If a professional’s advice or work does not reach the expected standard, they breach their duty of care. If their client suffers as a result of this, they could make a professional negligence claim.
- Intellectual property disputes, namely passing off claims, copyright infringement and trade mark infringement
- Fraud claims – Our litigation team can assist clients in the recovery of assets and losses following cases of fraud.
- Insolvency – At South Bank Legal, our company bankruptcy and insolvency solicitors act for individuals and companies in financial difficulty. They can also assist creditors seeking debt recovery and to protect their position in cases of actual or threatened insolvency.
- Property disputes – Property disputes can occur between tenants and landlords, homeowners and real estate developers. These disputes typically involve issues with contracts, boundary issues, purchase agreements and disrepair claims.
If you are currently dealing with a civil dispute or a commercial dispute, please contact South Bank Legal today. Our dispute resolution solicitors can offer an initial consultation to discuss your potential options going forward and our fixed fees.
Our aim is to resolve legal disputes in a short amount of time. We aim to keep our clients out of court when it is possible.
The process of making a claim
When a client contacts one of our dispute resolution solicitors for advice we will analyse their legal claim or defence and discuss next steps with the instructing client. We may ask the client questions regarding their situation and may require further documentation or information. This is to gain a better understanding of how they should proceed with their case.
The steps involved in a case will be dependent on the type of case. In most cases the solicitor will usually suggest an attempt to settle the case using initial negotiations. This is before they proceed to more formal alternative dispute resolution or court proceedings.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
When possible, our dispute resolution team helps clients to resolve their disputes using alternative dispute resolution (ADR). ADR is an effective method of resolving disputes, with the aim of avoiding court proceedings. ADR is cost effective and can reduce the amount of time needed to settle a legal dispute.
Alternative dispute resolution methods typically include mediation, arbitration and informal negotiations.
- mediation: in the context of litigation and dispute resoluti... More involves a mediator who encourages both parties to come to a settlement.
- Arbitration is a formal resolution method in which an arbitrator will make a decision based on the evidence that both parties provide.
- Informal negotiations can be entered into at any time when both parties negotiate an agreement to settle.
Our dispute resolution solicitors, Manchester, can analyse your case and discuss options available to you as well as advise you on how you should proceed. If you are debating whether to enforce or defend your legal rights you can contact one of our dispute resolution and litigation: the bringing of a lawsuit or legal claim in cour... More solicitors for an initial discussion.
Court litigation: the bringing of a lawsuit or legal claim in cour... More
If your legal dispute cannot be resolved through alternative dispute resolution methods, your case may then be taken through the court litigation process. If this occurs, our skilled litigation lawyers have substantial experience representing clients at all levels of court.
Our litigation solicitors will attend all conferences with their clients to discuss the case and prepare their case for trial. At the trial, the solicitor will usually instruct a barrister to present the case.
How can South Bank Legal assist?
Our dispute resolution solicitors, Manchester, handle a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. These vary from complex breach of contract claims and shareholder disputes to debt recovery proceedings on behalf of businesses.
In cases large or small, we consider that it is essential to control the costs of litigation to ensure that perspective is not lost and that legal costs do not grow out of proportion to what is at stake.
For more information, you can contact South Bank Legal via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 0203 1266 584 for a confidential discussion with dispute resolution solicitors, Manchester, today.
Get in touch today