Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Results matter to our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitors & Barristers. We’re experts in dealing with high value contentious litigation. Our experience and advice will help you decide on the ideal legal strategy to obtain optimal financial redress. Get in touch to have your case assessed.

Results matter to our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitors & Barristers.

Our lawyers have market-leading experience of handling multi-million pound litigation and bringing complex claims to settlement.  As a result of obtaining optimal litigation settlements for clients, we were the fastest growing law firm in the UK in 2013 and the fourth fastest in 2015 (Source: Plimsoll Top 500 Solicitors Report). Our City of London litigation lawyers are regularly featured in national and international media.

Clients hire us because of our extensive legal knowledge, and especially because of our litigation experience. We know when to go to court and we know how to litigate to obtain optimal settlements.

Our litigators carefully assess case prospects and can then issue or defend legal claims in all manner of contentious issues, ranging from financial services litigation against major banks and their ‘magic circle’ or other lesser legal teams (all of whom we regularly succeed against), injunctions (such as obtaining emergency mareva freezing orders or restraining orders), winding-up petitions and other company court disputes and injunction or validation applications. Our London litigation solicitors and barristers advise our clients on disputes relating to claims involving fraud and deceit, commercial contracts, buildings and property, sale of goods, banking and mortgage fraud, directors’ disqualification, judicial review and insolvency.

We aim to add value to our case management and advisory work for clients by our knowledge of their trade or profession; we have expert knowledge of trade sectors such as large-scale Property Development, Wholesale Cash and Carry, Commodities and Diamond trading, Aerospace, Overseas development, Travel, Internet and other Retail. We regularly act for high net worth private clients and companies in high value litigation.

What is Litigation in Dispute Resolution?

Litigation is a form of dispute resolution. Solicitors assist clients with a legal dispute by issuing a Letter Before Claim to the opponent setting out the claim. If the civil dispute can’t be settled in the pre-action phase then court litigation can be commenced or other forms of ADR considered. Negotiation skills are absolutely vital in litigation.

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in UK Litigation?

Most UK litigation disputes never reach trial and instead are compromised by ADR which means Alternative Dispute Resolution solutions such as: Negotiation, Arbitration, Mediation, Med-arb, Tribunals, Conciliation, Early Neutral Evaluation, Adjudication, Expert Determination, Dispute Review Board. By settling each side can avoid the costs and risks of litigation.

Types of Litigation

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Results matter to our simple Litigation & Dispute Resolution Solicitors & Barristers.

Our lawyers have market-leading experience of handling multi-million pound litigation and bringing complex claims to settlement. As a result of obtaining optimal litigation settlements for clients, we were the fastest growing law firm in the UK in 2013 and the fourth fastest in 2015 (Source: Plimsoll Top 500 Solicitors Report). Our City of London litigation lawyers are regularly featured in national and international media.

Clients hire us because of our extensive legal knowledge, and especially because of our litigation experience. We know when to go to court and we know how to litigate to obtain optimal settlements.

Our litigators carefully assess case prospects and can then issue or defend legal claims in all manner of contentious issues, ranging from financial services litigation against major banks and their ‘magic circle’ or other lesser legal teams (all of whom we regularly succeed against), injunctions (such as obtaining emergency Mareva freezing orders or restraining orders), winding-up/bankruptcy petitions and other Company Court disputes or validation applications. Our London litigation solicitors and barristers advise our clients on disputes relating to claims involving fraud and deceit, commercial contracts, buildings and property, sale of goods, banking and mortgage fraud, directors’ disqualification, professional negligence, tax, judicial review and insolvency. Read more…

Issuing and defending court claims in all manner of contentious issues, ranging from high-value debt recovery to injunctions (such as emergency freezing orders). Managing High Court litigation cases. Experts in dispute resolution. Read more…

Legal Costs & Detailed Assessments

Overcharged by solicitors or barristers? Our City of London team of Specialist SCCO Legal Costs Lawyers in the City of London will assess the merits of your costs claim.

Our in-house specialist London Costs Lawyers are experienced in checking and disputing legal fees and charges. We are experts in assessing whether the time claimed for is reasonable and whether your solicitor has overcharged you. We are well versed in both negotiating a reduction with your solicitor or direct-access barrister and attending detailed assessment proceedings at court if necessary. Our team have an in-depth knowledge of solicitors bills disputes under the Solicitors Act 1974.

If you have received a bill / invoice from your solicitor or legal representative which you consider may be overpriced for the work that you instructed to be done, our specialist costs lawyers can help you consider the reasonableness of the invoice(s) and, if appropriate, advise on the process of negotiation, mediation and assessment with your current solicitors. Most cases resolved amicably.

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Professional Negligence Solicitors

Wronged by a professional? Our team of Professional Negligence Litigation Solicitors & Barristers in the City of London will assess the merits of your court claim.

We are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (the PNLA) and have been regularly instructed on high profile and high value claims against professionals such as solicitors, barristers, surveyors, valuers, conveyancers and finance brokers.

Expert professional negligence litigation lawyers advising on complex claims against accountants, financial advisers, lawyers, barristers, solicitors, valuers, architects, conveyancers, legal professionals and all skilled professionals. We can often take on such claims on a no win no fee basis.

Check out our Step-by-Step Guide “How do I Start a Professional Negligence claim?

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HMRC Tax Disputes Solicitors

Tax disputes don’t have to be taxing. Our Tax Solicitors & Barristers can assess the merits of your tax case and negotiate with HMRC so you don’t have to.

We regularly oppose HMRC in tax disputes before the First-tier and Upper-tier Tax Tribunals. Our legal team includes lawyers with experience working as HMRC’s own senior tax counsel as well as leading the national tax practice at two of the biggest UK accountancy practices. We have the expertise to provide comprehensive UK Tax dispute resolution legal advice with HMRC. We are able to advise, prepare, draft and lodge tax appeals and then represent appellants before the First Tier and Upper Tier Tribunals (Tax).

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Bankruptcy Petitions & Annulment

Trust us in bankruptcy. Our London Bankruptcy Petition Solicitors & Barristers provide expert legal advice, bankruptcy court representation & advocacy.

Leading personal insolvency expert lawyers specialising in securing bankruptcy annulments, protecting assets and the family home, setting aside statutory demands, providing bankruptcy hearing representation, liaising with the Official Receiver and managing the entire bankruptcy process.

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Winding-up Petitions

Don’t be wound up by petitions. Our City of London team of dual-qualified Insolvency Solicitors & Barristers will explain everything.

Helping business clients bring/defend winding-up petitions and avoid suffering the ‘usual compulsory order’. We negotiate with creditors such as HMRC and provide strategic insolvency law and liquidation advice. We can obtain Validation Orders from the Companies Court.

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Debt Recovery Lawyers

If a business owes you money (at least £750 for limited companies or £5000 for individuals), we provide a no cost initial telephone case review to quickly establish whether or not we can help you in your debt recovery action.

Our lawyers specialise in recovering unpaid judgments or debts from individuals and companies – we know the best way to get your unpaid debts recovered quickly which may involve insolvency proceedings, litigation or settlement out of court.

To date, we have a 100% success rate and all of the petitions we have issued have been resolved in our client’s favour. This has also meant that the petitioned company or individual has paid our fees.

For our clients, instructing us to legally pursue their unpaid invoices and bad debts has not only recovered the sums owed plus interest and a refund of their legal costs.

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Borrower Protection – Bank and Bridging Lenders

Uniquely, we have a team of solicitors and barristers that have worked in and advised banks and other financial services organisations. This means we understand how large opponents work and how to achieve the best result in litigation against them. We’re highly experienced in taking on financial services institutions including all four major UK banks.

We’ve been instructed in more claims against major UK banks than other law firms in London. Read more…

Bank Business Support Unit engineering of LTV/covenant defaults; not behaving honestly & responsibly. FCA GRG Review. Litigation: Natwest/RBS GRG/WestRegister, Lloyds BSU, Barclays BBS, NAB Clydesdale/Yorkshire SBS, HSBC CRU, & Santander CRT. Read more

LIBOR Rigging Fraud and Mis-sold FX / IRHP

Advising and acting on more Interest Rate Hedging Product (IRHP) claims in the High Court than all other law firms in the UK combined. We advise businesses throughout the UK against major banks that mis-sold complex OTC derivatives to ‘protect’ them from rises in interest rates. Read more

Advising on mis-sold complex foreign exchange (Forex/FX) derivatives; often sold to businesses as a form of currency hedging but in fact highly speculative. We work on High Court litigation claims against banks and FX brokers such as Western Union, World First, Afex. Read more

Our Specialist London Litigation Solicitors

Our London litigation lawyers are proud of being able to mobilise with speed and act as tenaciously as the client’s needs and case demands. This is one of the reasons for the firms location adjacent to the Royal Courts of Justice in Central London. We have for example obtained an out of hours emergency worldwide freezing injunction for one of our clients in circumstances which required overnight preparation of affidavits and attendance upon a Judge at his private residence followed by immediate enforcement action and further attendance the next morning at the High Court. We ensure that we provide the best possible outcome for our clients by conducting in depth investigation and research into the realistic prospects of a case before selecting the appropriate course of action in order to reduce time and expense.

Liability for costs is always an issue in litigation and based on our extensive litigation experience we provide our clients with as much strategic, practical as well as carefully considered legal advice in order to ensure the minimum risk possible in respect of costs. Where appropriate we encourage the use of alternative dispute resolution (such as mediation and without prejudice negotiation) and our negotiation skills are first class. If early settlement at advantageous terms is not possible, we are extremely experienced and capable at navigating our clients through the litigation process.

Meet our Litigation Lawyers

Our City of London litigation solicitors and barristers provide bespoke legal advice. We invite you to contact us so one of our legal team can assess your dispute. We can subsequently provide urgent help, advice or representation from our expert team of leading dispute resolution lawyers. Call or email us to start the process of instructing us; our litigation team are waiting to help.

Optimal Legal Results.

Our litigators deliver advanced legal strategies.

We analyse and work out the legal merits of running your case to trial. We calculate and advise on legal risk factors and the litigation rules in England & Wales. We factor in your risk-appetite, costs sensitivity and determination. We plan the best possible result. We deliver strategic legal advice at your first meeting.

Want your case assessed? Just fill out our simple enquiry form; it goes immediately to our litigation team in Middle Temple, London. Or call our London litigation lawyers on ☎ 02071830529 (9-6 GMT, M-F).

LIMITATION ACT 1980 – WARNING

The Limitation Act 1980 sets out strict statutory deadlines to bring litigation claims within. Your legal rights will become irreversibly time-barred if you fail to take legal action or defend a claim on time. Therefore, you should always seek specific legal advice about your legal dispute at the very first opportunity so that you understand the time you have left to take action. Failure to take advice or delay in taking action can be fatal to your prospects of success.