Dispute Resolution

A certain degree of conflict is to be expected in both our personal and professional lives, and often resolves naturally. However, in some instances, when conflict is not managed properly from an early stage, a dispute can turn into a substantial drain on a business or individual’s resources and time, becoming a source of deep unhappiness and stress.

Our specialist dispute resolution team has extensive and broad-ranging experience in this area, having acted for numerous clients, both claimants and defendants, in an array of cases, including:

  • contractual/commercial
  • property
  • landlord and tenant
  • partnership and director disputes
  • trusts and probate
  • professional negligence
  • debt recovery

In every case we see, we use our negotiating expertise, commercial awareness and litigation experience to ensure we offer you a balanced and considered view of your case to help you find a solution. All avenues are considered, including: negotiation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – such as mediation, arbitration, expert determination or adjudication – and litigation, or a combination of these approaches.

Working hand in hand with you we will formulate a strategy to resolve the dispute to your satisfaction as quickly, cost-effectively and with as little stress as possible.

Mediation is a highly effective and increasingly popular form of dispute resolution, and Woodfords is ideally placed to help you in this area. For more information please see Mediation.

Recent work undertaken

  • Representing a currency trader in a High Court action and subsequent successful appeal to the Court of Appeal regarding the status of a ‘loan’ made to him upon starting employment (Bou-Simon v BGC Brokers LP [2018] EWCA Civ 1525)
  • Representing a commercial tenant in successfully defending a forfeiture claim brought by his landlord, including obtaining an interim injunction to regain possession
  • Acting for an internet payment gateway company concerning a complex breach of contract and shareholder dispute
  • Representing a freehold company in relation to a claim for breach of user covenant relating to unauthorised short-term letting
  • Acting for an equipment hire company in regaining possession of wrongfully retained audio visual equipment

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

What our clients say

“Not knowing Woodfords when we initially instructed them, I found Claire Larnder and her colleagues to be truly professional throughout our case and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again if needed.”

“I have used Woodfords in a personal and business capacity and in both respects have always enjoyed a high quality professional service – strategic, timely and ultimately successful at a competitive price. I have no hesitation in endorsing this way above average firm of solicitors.”