Most individuals and virtually all businesses occasionally find themselves in a dispute or involved in a matter that might become contentious.
F Barnes understands the complexities and risks inherent in such matters and can provide clear, practical legal advice and assistance in a friendly, professional manner. We work with our clients to devise optimum strategies that focus on their objectives and desired resolutions.
Increasingly we are called upon to provide advice on pre-litigation matters, helping to resolve our clients’ disputes at an early stage.
Alternative dispute resolution is an integral part of our practice and an area where we have great expertise, regularly representing clients in mediations, expert determinations, adjudications, and bespoke processes to resolve disputes.
We encourage clients to seek legal advice at the earliest stages of any dispute as this often leads to an easier and more economic resolution. All too often clients delay consultation with a solicitor believing that they are saving money; in our experience this is a false economy.
Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution team has a wealth of expertise and experience across a wide variety of disputes and potentially contentious matters, including:
- Contractual disputes
- Business disputes
- Property disagreements (including ownership disputes)
- Landlord and tenant disputes (commercial and residential)
- Re-possession/eviction proceedings
- Building disputes
- Right of way disputes
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholders disputes
- Employment matters
- Claims against Company Directors (including Director Disqualification)
- Boundary disputes
- Conflicts with suppliers or service providers
- Inheritance claims
- Contested Probate
- Debt recovery/repayment
- Negligence claims (including professional negligence)
- Tort of deceit (i.e. fraud)
- Nuisance claims
- Service charge disputes and right to manage claims
- Insolvency (including Bankruptcy and Winding Up Proceedings)
We represent our clients, calling upon a vast experience of negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation, working towards agreed objectives in an efficient and cost-effective way.
We recognise that litigation and dispute resolution can be expensive. We are always upfront and transparent about our fees, and offer fixed or capped-fee estimates whenever possible.