Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Litigation

Debt Recovery

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

 

 

Litigation

We have the experience to help you resolve disputes, whether through the courts, or via arbitration, mediation or alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR).

Court action can be costly and time consuming – we always look for the most cost effective, pro-active and efficient way of concluding a case for you.  Before resorting to court action, we focus on how the disagreement can be resolved using other means.

We have represented clients in the Court of Appeal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, and European Court of Human Rights.  Cases we cover include:
    • Breach of contract claims on all types of commercial contracts, such as terms and conditions of supply, agency and distribution agreements, franchises, intellectual property licensing arrangements etc
    • Professional negligence, including claims against solicitors, surveyors, accountants, architects etc
    • Property related claims, such as the recovery of rent arrears, breach of covenant cases, dilapidation cases, and forfeiture of leases
    • Injunction applications, including in relation to employee restrictive covenants
    • Insolvency cases such as bankruptcy and winding up proceedings.
    • Defending directors in cases under the Director Disqualification Act, and in connection with claims brought by liquidators under the Insolvency Acts
    • Director/Shareholder disputes, including unfair prejudice/minority shareholder protection claims
    • Acting for liquidators for example in the recovery of book debts, and in particular for construction company retentions
    • Acting for construction companies in adjudications, arbitrations and in the Technology and Construction courts.
Contact Rob Andrews.

 

Debt Recovery

We operate a cost effective and efficient debt recovery service.  We are not “debt collectors”, but we do use our skills and experience to support our clients in this work, whether working with the credit control/accounts teams of our clients or taking action on their behalf.  Contact us for an appraisal of your needs, and for a fee quote.

We can also offer training to your accounts staff on minimising risk of non- or late payment, account opening procedures, and on recovery action you can take yourselves.

Let us audit your terms and conditions and credit management procedures – if we can’t improve your systems then there is no fee!

For more information on our debt recovery service contact Rob Andrews.

 

Free Case Appraisal

We offer a free appraisal of your case in which we give an initial assessment of the strength of your case, and offer views on the options available to you with the costs involved.

Contact Rob Andrews to book an appointment.

 

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

ADR is important when looking at resolving disputes, not only because it works in many cases (saving time and costs) but also because the courts expect parties to engage in some form of ADR before or during court action. We can advise on mediation, adjudication in construction cases, expert determination and arbitration. Rob Andrews is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has successfully resolved disputes for clients using ADR. He has also accepted appointments as a mediator – please ask for our terms and Rob’s CV if you are interested in appointing him to resolve your dispute.

We believe in trying hard to sort out the dispute quickly and at a low cost rather than allowing it to drag on so no-one wins.

Rob Andrews is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.