Dispute Resolution Solicitors

Disputes are part of life – and business. But with the right approach, the majority of conflicts can be resolved without lengthy or costly court involvement. Where resolution isn’t possible, we will work with strength and tenacity to help you achieve your goals.

Our specialist litigation lawyers bring a wealth of experience across a range of practice areas including commercial disputes, property litigation, professional negligence and intellectual property disputes. Just as importantly, our team understand that disputes can be stressful, frustrating and worrying, so we do all we can to bring things to a conclusion as quickly (and smoothly) as possible.

Seeking advice at an early stage is key. We are often able to negotiate a good settlement or submit an early settlement offer to help minimise your costs.

Why use Trethowans?

We aim to provide a quality legal service working in partnership with you to help achieve your commercial aims. We provide regular reports on progress and costs to help ensure that your matter progresses in accordance with the expected timescale and remains within budget.

Our commercial lawyers represent organisations of all sizes and across all types of commercial litigation. We also use the full range of alternative dispute resolution methods at our disposal to resolve our clients’ disputes; this includes arbitration, adjudication and mediation.



The team is recommended in Chambers, with clients saying we are “… exactly the kind of firm that I like working for. They are a good, solid and dependable firm with a strong client focus.” Another adds: “They are competent, knowledgeable, realistic and reliable.” Richard Cook also receives a special mention in Chambers for his “excellent offering; a good mix of technical knowledge and practicality.” 

Legal 500 says the firm’s commercial litigation department has a ‘strong reputation in Hampshire‘. It regular collaboration with the firm’s corporate practice provides a steady flow of transaction-derived litigation. There has also been a notable increase in property litigation mandates. Elsewhere, the group works on construction disputes, professional negligence cases and contentious insolvency matters. Richard Cook is recommended for contract claims and shareholder disputes.

“Excellent, very client focused and very commercial, very thorough and practical.”

Chambers & Partners

Meet the team

Richard Cook


Karl Cameron


Andrew Carswell


Robert Bajaj


Jennifer Bowes


Linden Talbot

Senior Associate

Maxine Nutting


Clementine Selby


Joanna Cox


Hannah McMullen

Trainee Solicitor