Disputes

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Dealing with a dispute, whether large or small, can be a stressful experience, especially if you have concerns about the procedure and costs involved. Our team of experienced litigators, headed up by Partner Richard Cook, handle a wide range of disputes and can provide practical and specialist advice to help resolve your dispute quickly and cost effectively.

We can help with:

  • Title disputes
  • Construction & building disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Contracts
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Right of way issues
  • Professional negligence claims
  • Wills or trust disputes
  • Company & commercial disputes
  • Insolvency litigation

Wherever possible, we seek to settle disputes via negotiation. However, there are occasions when Court proceedings are necessary and you can be assured that our team will present your case robustly and efficiently to obtain the best result on your behalf.

We aim to provide a quality service and will deal with your matter in a friendly and professional manner. We also place an emphasis on regular client communication to ensure you are kept informed about the progress of your case.

In many cases, disputes can be resolved by using alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration, which are more informal and less adversarial than a Court trial. Our team will work on your behalf to reach a mutually satisfactory solution between the opposing parties.

There are a number of methods that can be used to meet the costs involved in settling a dispute, which include Legal Expenses Insurance. We will explain the funding methods available and recommend the most suitable option based on your circumstances.

We recognise that cost issues are important to you and are transparent about our fees. Before any work is undertaken we will outline what we propose to do on your behalf and provide you with written confirmation of our estimated total fees. We will consult you if the total fees are likely to exceed the original estimate and always provide you with an indication of the timescale it will take to complete your matter.

The team is recommended in Chambers (2017), with clients saying we are "... excellent, very client-focused and very commercial." and "... very thorough and practical."Richard Cook also receives a special mention in Chambers for his wealth of experience in commercial litigation.

Meet the team

Andrew Carswell
Partner & Head of Commercial Litigation Team Poole
Commercial Litigation
Poole
01202 339044
0779 381 6845
Commercial Litigation
Richard Cook
Partner & Head of Commercial Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0525
07876 213 885
Commercial Litigation
Jon Kelly
Partner
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0467
07900 913 277
Commercial Litigation
Ian Singleton
Partner
Commercial Litigation
Salisbury
01722 426929
07881 343 965
Commercial Litigation
Jennifer Bowes
Associate
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0512
Commercial Litigation
William Sclater
Senior Associate
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0463
07917 446 575
Commercial Litigation
Emma Clark
Solicitor
Commercial Litigation
Salisbury
01722 426971
Commercial Litigation
Verne Lake
Solicitor
Commercial Litigation
Poole
01202 673071
Commercial Litigation
Sue Usher
Chartered Legal Executive
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0473
Commercial Litigation
Nadine Lally
Paralegal
Commercial Litigation
Salisbury
01722 426906
Commercial Litigation
Samuel Salter-Galbraith
Trainee Solicitor
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0510
Commercial Litigation
Janet Ferguson
Legal Secretary
Commercial Litigation
Poole
01202 339012
Commercial Litigation
Marrianne Ford
Legal Secretary
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0456
Commercial Litigation
Kelly Lowe
Legal Secretary
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0529
Commercial Litigation

First person - Disputes

Richard Cook