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We act for individuals who seek to protect and assert their rights in the face of legal disputes.
Becoming involved in a legal dispute, can be very frustrating, especially if you are unsure about your rights or what you can do to get the outcome you need.
Having legal representation will ensure you understand your legal position, your options and what you can do to give your case the best chance of success.
The expert dispute resolution lawyers at BakerLaw are here to do just that.
From providing initial advice to representing our clients at mediation or at court, we work to ensure our clients get the best possible outcome.
Our expertise covers a number of different situations, including:
Drawing on our team’s wealth of experience, we will quickly get to grips with your situation and provide advice in plain English, as to where you stand. We will then talk you through your various options, with a strong focus on achieving an amicable solution wherever possible.
Whichever route you choose, our team will be by your side every step of the way. Our goal is to get you the outcome you want as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, while keeping the stress and disruption to your life to a minimum.
Our expertise with resolving personal legal disputes
Our team can help with all types of disputes related to land and property, including:
- Right of way disputes
- Boundary disputes
- Dealing with nuisance neighbours
- Construction disputes
Our inheritance disputes solicitors can assist with matters including:
- Contested Wills
- Inheritance Act claims
- Executor disputes
- Disputes over the way an estate was handled before a death (e.g. under a power of attorney)
Head of Dispute Resolution Mark Ridley is a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) reflecting his specialist expertise in this area.
Our dispute resolution solicitors can assist with all manner of conflicts over a building or construction project, including:
- Complaints about builders
- Professional negligence claims against construction professionals (such as surveyors)
- Debt recovery (e.g. unpaid invoices, monies paid for work not completed etc.)
Our debt recovery solicitors can assist with disputes over unpaid monies, helping with matters such as:
- Statutory demands for payment
- Applying for a County Court Judgement (CCJ)
- Applying to a court to take debt enforcement action
We can assist with making and defending professional negligence claims against a wide range of professionals, including:
- Financial advisers
Head of Dispute Resolution Mark Ridley is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) reflecting his specialist expertise in this area.
Our dispute resolution solicitors can assist with disputes between landlords and tenants, including over matters such as:
- Unpaid rent
- Damage to the property
How we can help you get the right outcome for your dispute
Letter before action
Many legal disputes can be resolved swiftly and without unnecessary stress and expense with a well-drafted solicitor’s letter. This will set out your legal position, the outcome you want and the steps you are willing to take if an amicable agreement cannot be reached.
Our dispute resolution solicitors can draft such a letter for you and deal with any correspondence between yourself and the other party or parties involved.
Mediation offers a structured way for the parties involved in a dispute to agree an amicable resolution between themselves. The parties will meet with a trained, neutral mediator to discuss the points of conflict and see if they can agree a way forward.
Mediation can be a very swift and cost-effective way of resolving disputes that keeps conflict to a minimum. Our team can advise you on your approach to mediation and review any agreement you make through mediation to ensure it is fair.
Arbitration offers an alternative to court proceedings when the parties cannot agree an outcome. The parties will agree to take the matter to a trained neutral arbitration professional who will hear both parties’ sides of the dispute and make a decision about how it should be resolved.
Arbitration is typically much faster and less costly than court proceedings, while have the advantage of providing a definitive resolution to your dispute.
Taking your dispute to court
Should you be unable to agree a solution to your dispute and arbitration is not suitable, court proceedings may be the best option. Court proceedings can be costly and time consuming, while the outcome is never certain, so it is important to take expert legal advice before going down this route.
Our team will give an honest option on your likelihood of success if you take your dispute to court, as well as the potential costs involved. You can then make an informed decision about whether this is the right option for you.
Our dispute resolution fees
We know how important cost is when dealing with a legal dispute, especially legal disputes over money. We are rigorous about keeping our approach cost-effective, so it never ends up costing more than it’s worth to resolve your dispute.
Once you have explained your situation to our team, we will give clear guidance on our pricing. That way, you will be able to make a sensible decision about how to move forward.
Fixed fee dispute resolution
In some cases, we may be able to act on a fixed fee basis (e.g. for writing a letter before action). This will give you complete certainty over the costs involved.
Hourly rates for our dispute resolution solicitors
Where you need ongoing support, we may agree to charge according to a fixed hourly rate. In such cases, all work will be agreed in advance, so you stay in control of the cost of resolving your dispute at all times.
Find out more about our pricing.
Contact our dispute resolution solicitors in London & Farnham
If you are involved in any kind of personal legal dispute or think a disagreement may arise, our solicitors can let you know where you stand with clear and practical advice.