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Dispute resolution solicitors

Our dispute resolution solicitors handle a range of issues - if you are currently involved in a dispute with an organisation or an individual we can advise you on what taking action will cost, how long it’s likely to take and whether you have a strong case. 

So if you need help resolving a legal dispute with a builder, feel that a property you have purchased has been mis-sold or need guidance on resolving a dispute with any organisation or individual, speak to our specialist dispute solicitors for advice on how best to handle the situation. 

Call our dispute lawyers now on 0161 696 6178 alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch.

What is dispute resolution?

Dispute resolution is a process by which an individual will try to solve a legal disagreement with another party. Types of disputes can include anything from problems with neighbours or professional negligence, to landlord and tenant issues or many other kinds of disagreement that might need the help of a solicitor to resolve.

Dispute resolution is a process that varies, depending on the specific circumstances involved, but the problem can often be brought to an agreement between the parties without the case needing to go to court. It’s important to approach dispute resolution with the support of an experienced dispute solicitor, to ensure that the advice that you receive, is specialist and accurate. The advice will help you reach an informed decision on how to proceed, and help give you the best possible chance of a favourable outcome.

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How to resolve a dispute

There are many potential ways for a dispute to be resolved, with the court very much being a last resort in this kind of situation. It is often possible for your dispute resolution solicitor to help you negotiate with the other party on the issue and come to a decision that everyone can agree on. This can help you to draw a line under the disagreement and move forward without the cost and stress involved in going to court.

Some of the ways in which a dispute can be resolved include going through a mediation process, where a mediator helps the disagreeing parties to find a way forward. Another way that can help a disputed to be resolved is called arbitration. This involves an independent and neutral third party (the arbitrator) to make a decision on the dispute that both parties agree to abide by.

If all of the alternative dispute resolution methods fail to produce a result, the case may need to go to court to be decided.

Resolving legal disputes

When a person or an organisation deprives you of your consumer or civil rights, it can lead to an ongoing dispute and considerable anxiety for you until the dispute is resolved. Sometimes, it’s simply not possible to sort out the situation and find a way forward that everyone can agree to through talking about the problem together. Feelings can run high, and the disagreement can escalate, or one or both parties may not be willing to discuss the situation at all.

This can mean that getting a specialist legal expert on your side is the only way to proceed to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are represented throughout the dispute resolution process. Having the best legal advice can also often help end the dispute as soon as possible.

The special expertise our dispute lawyers have developed in this area of law means we can provide effective dispute resolution legal advice at an affordable, fixed price.

Resolving legal disputes can be stressful, but our dispute solicitors have the experience and knowledge to help get things moving as quickly as possible.

How our dispute resolution solicitors can help

Our specialist dispute resolution team are able to help with a wide range of different types of disputes and disagreements, including everything from property disputes to professional service disputes. Some of the most common types of problem that our dispute resolution lawyers see include:

Due to the wide range of experience within our team, we offer a tailored service when it comes to dispute resolution, helping to make sure you have the right advice from a specialist in that area. Whether you are involved in a vehicle dispute, a property dispute or a disagreement with someone from whom you have received a service that wasn’t what you expected, we can assist.

Our role is to represent your interests in the resolution process, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome from the situation.

While bringing disputes to a conclusion through discussion and mediation is often the best result for everyone involved, sometimes cases need to go to court. If this is necessary, we will help, support and defend your rights during that process.

Contact our dispute resolution solicitors

We’ve a proven track record of negotiating successful outcomes and finding agreed resolutions for our clients involved in disputes and other legal conflicts. Our approach means we ensure that we find out the full history and background for each dispute and investigate every possibility so that we can give you the best possible advice in the given circumstances.

Whether it’s consumer disputes, property litigation, professional negligence or disputes relating to a Will or estate, our team has the specialist skills and experience to help.

Please contact our dispute resolution lawyers on 0161 696 6178 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

Dispute Resolution FAQs

What are the three basic types of dispute resolution?

The three methods that are most commonly used in dispute resolution are negotiation, mediation and arbitration, which are all types of alternative dispute resolution process that aim to avoid going to court with the case.

If all of these processes fail or are not appropriate, the case may go to litigation, i.e., court proceedings can be started.

What are the most common ways to settle a dispute?

There are several different ways in which a dispute can be settled, including using alternative dispute resolution (ADR).  The first stage is to seek advice from a solicitor experienced in the area you are looking for advice in. Your solicitor can provide you with advice on the options available to you based on the dispute and your evidence. Sometimes possible areas for settlement can be explored at this stage, however it is more common that the parties will need to set out formally their respective position so that this can be fully understood.

Our dispute resolution lawyers have a track record in resolving the majority of disputes without requiring the court to determine the issues at a final hearing, known as a trial. This may involve making a formal offer of settlement known as a Part 36 offer, or other form of offer in writing, setting out the basis for settlement. 

Other means of settlement are mediation, which uses a qualified mediator to help the parties narrow the issues and ultimately resolve the dispute. The team will use negotiation throughout a case to explore settlement options and help the parties settle

If terms of settlement are agreed the team will assist by preparing a settlement agreement, which amounts to a binding agreement recording the terms of the settlement.

Our specialist dispute resolution lawyers can help you get the best possible outcome from your individual circumstances and find a formal solution for your dispute so that everyone can draw a line under the disagreement and move forward.

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