Personal Disputes

In an ideal world, disputes and litigation would never arise. However, you know as well as we do that they pop up from time to time, and we’re here with the skills and services required to resolve matters as swiftly as possible.

Depending on your situation, the court process may not be the best option. If this is the case, some form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) could prove beneficial, which we’re sure you will find smoother and far less stressful. This could be in the form of either arbitration or mediation, and we will always suggest the best course of action for your particular case, working to an agreed timescale and budget.

Our civil litigation team can help you and advise on the following areas:

  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Small Claims and our Small Claim Fixed Fee Scheme
  • Wills and Inheritance Disputes
  • Unlawful Evictions & Disrepairs
  • Property and Neighbour Disputes
  • Consumer issues
  • Debt & Personal Bankruptcy
  • Education – Admission Procedures/Exclusions
  • Public sector ill health retirement pension claims
  • Inheritance Litigation
  • Firearms Licensing

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Partner and Head of Disputes

Firearms Licensing

The law surrounding the ownership, use and licensing of firearms is complex. The Firearms Act 1968 and Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 provide the framework within which guns can be owned and used in England. Non compliance with the Act can result in minor offences, which carry fines of £400 and/or sentences of up to six months in prison, through to serious offences, which carry unlimited fines and sentences of up to 10 years in prison. Our team of experts can provide you with advice on all aspects of firearms licensing, including shotgun revocation.

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Landlord & Tenant

If you're a landlord and are experiencing problems with your lets and tenants, our specialist legal team can help. We can advise you on areas such as: Preparing tenancy agreements; Serving notices; Taking court action to remove troublesome tenants; Disrepair claims.

We guarantee to serve any notices, issue any proceedings or prepare any tenancy agreements on the same day if we receive all details before midday, or the following day if received after midday.

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