Publications

The new Pre-Action Protocol for Debt Claims (PAPDC) comes into force from 1 October 2017. If you are a business needing to enforce a debt, you will need to become familiar with the changes.

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08 06 2016

Mediation

 

Mediation is an effective and increasingly popular form of dispute resolution. For general information about mediation see Why Mediate?.

Alistair Wells is an accredited mediator and accepts instructions to act as mediator on a range of disputes, including:

  • General commercial/contractual
  • Property
  • Construction
  • Trusts
  • Employment
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trespass
  • Neighbour disputes

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08 06 2016

Dispute Resolution

 

Conflict is a fact of life. Although conflict itself is not always a bad thing, and is sometimes necessary, if not managed properly, disputes can be a substantial drain on a business or individual’s resources and time, and a source of stress to those involved.

We are experienced in handling a range of disputes for both claimant and defendants and we will discuss with you the options available to you in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome in as quick and cost-effective manner as possible. We will consider with you all appropriate avenues, including negotiation, forms of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) such as mediation, arbitration, expert determination or adjudication, litigation, or a combination of these approaches and will work with you to formulate a strategy to resolve the dispute to your satisfaction.

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02 12 2010

Handling a dispute

 

Commercial disputes have increased over the past few years due, in part, to the recessionary pressures many businesses have had to contend with.

This article sets out the actions your business should take when a dispute or potential dispute arises. It applies to any dispute or incident, whether started by you or brought against you (for example, a dispute with a trading partner or a prosecution by a regulatory body).

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Shareholder relationships have been likened to a commercial marriage with similar personal and financial stress resulting from a relationship breakdown.

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